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" The glory of ancestors sheds a light around 
posterity; it allows neither their good nor bad 
qualities to remain in obscurity." — Sallust. 



THE system employed in compiling the genealogical section of 
this work is believed to be the most approved now in use, and 
may readily be understood by a little study. The compilers have 
added new features which they believe will be found valuable, both in 
the body of the work and in the index. The ancestral chain, given 
after the name of each descendant having issue, shows the full line of 
descent at a glance. Each descendant has his own number. 

When descendants do not have issue, their full biography will be found 
connected with their names first mentioned, and in the consecutive small 
numbers. When a descendant has issue, his or her name is carried forward 
in the large numbers to the next generation, where the biography is fully 
given, followed by the list of his or her children. 

Each female line ends in the book with the grandchildren of an Ogden 
mother, but the line is continued in the charts, and without numbers. 

Where correspondents sent in tardy data concerning their families, and 
after, the editors had systematically arranged the regular descendants by 
consecutive, numbers, it became necessary to group the added names in 
the immediate family line, each child taking the parent's number, with 
a letter of the alphabet annexed. 

In cases of intermarriage, and where there was issue, the person bear- 
ing the name Ogden, or the person first recorded in the regular line of 
ancestry, is usually the one carried forward to the next generation. To 
indicate specially the person carried forward, the cross-reference "{See 
No. — )" is employed. 

The usual genealogical terms and abbreviations are used throughout 
the work, viz.: b. — born; cir., circ. — circa, about; d. — died; dau. — 
daughter; d. s. p. — died without issue; d. y. — died young; m. — married; 
s. p. — sine prole, without issue ; unm. — unmarried; w. — wife; wid. — widow 
or widower. 

The editors do not assume that no errors are discoverable in this work. 
A number of conflicting statements sent by different correspondents, and 
a disagreement of old records, were often puzzling to the editors; but 
great care was exercised in settling upon what seemed to them the most 
authentic and trustworthy. 

"Good blood — descent from the great and 
good — is a high honor and privilege. He that 
lives worthily of it is deserving of the highest 
esteem; he that does not, of the deeper disgrace." 
— Colton. 

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Explanatory vii 

Introductory i 

English Ogden Ancestry and Derivation of the Surname 5 

John Ogden, the Pilgrim 11 

His Marriage and Emigration 12 

At Southampton, Long Island 12 

A Problem 12 

Building of Church at New Amsterdam 14 

At Hempstead, Long Island 15 

Returns to Southampton 16 

Wyandanch's Deed to John Ogden 19 

John Ogden at Elizabethtown, N.J 24 

Made Deputy Governor 26 

" Dividend Hill " 27 

Made Burgess 28 

Made Schout of Achter Kol 20 

Virtual Governor of New Jersey 31 

John Ogden's Last Will and Testament 33 

Inventory of His Estate 34 

The Wife of John Ogden 35 

The Ogden Family in America — Elizabethtown Branch — 

First Generation 3c; 

Second Generation 40 

Third Generation 41 

Fourth Generation 51 

Fifth Generation 62 

Sixth Generation 92 

Seventh Generation 152 

Eighth Generation 270 

Ninth Generation : 39 1 

Tenth Generation 462 

General Index 473 


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Catharine (Ogden) Longworth, No. 51 65 

Phebe (Hatfield) Ogden, No. 83 78 

Governor Joseph Bloomfield, No. 349 88 

Rev. Uzal Ogden, D.D., No. 138 94 

Margaret Phillips (Caldwell) Canfield, No. 424 98 

Hannah (Caldwell, Smith) Rodgers, No. 426 98 

John Edwards Caldwell, No. 427 98 

James Baxter Caldwell, No. 428 98 

Esther Flynt (Caldwell) Finlev, No. 429 98 

Josiah Flynt Caldwell, No. 430 98 

Elias Boudinot Caldwell, No. 431 98 

Maria (Caldwell) Robertson, No. 433 98 

Abraham Ogden, Esq., No. 176 103 

Sarah Frances (Ludlow) Ogden 103 

Gertrude Skinner Ogden, No. 515 107 

Nathaniel Ogden, No. 241 115 

Rhoda (Ogden) Edwards, No. 309 130 

Governor Aaron Ogden, LL.D., No. 315 135 

Samuel Gouverneur Ogden, No. 406 154 

Anna Cora (Ogden, Mowatt) Ritchie, No. 1150 157 

Emily Fairlie (Ogden) Nelson, No. 1155 157 

Grace Priscilla (Ogden) Rainey, No. 1156 157 

Florence (Ogden) Henry, No. 1157 157 

Alida Gouverneur (Ogden) Rood, No. 407 158 

David Ogden, Esq., No. 475 175 

Peter Skene Ogden, No. 480 180 

Judge David A. Ogden, No. 485 186 

Charlotte Curzon (Seton) Ogden, No. 491 191 

David B. Ogden, Esq., No. 498 194 

William Butler Ogden, No. 1578 202 

Eunice (Ogden) Stansbury, No. 577 212 

Millard Fillmore, Thirteenth President of the United States 216 

Phebe (Edwards, Hooker) Farrar, No. 871 243 

George Ogden, No. 1087 268 

Elizabeth (Snowden) Ogden 268 

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PORTRAITS— Continued: 


Charles Kinnis Ogden, No. 1338 202 

Harriet Seton (Ogden) Harison, No. 1465 2y6 

Gertrude Gouverneur Waddington (Ogden) Gordon, No. 147 1 304 

George Parish Ogden, No. 1473 3°4 

Henry Vining Ogden, No. 1474 305 

Henry Vining Ogden, Jr., M.D., No. 2801 307 

John Greig Ogden, No. 1475 308 

Wallace Ogden, No. 1477 308 

Mahlon Dickerson Ogden, Esq., No. 15S1 31Q 

William Ogden Wheeler, No. 2971 323 

General Frederick Nash Ogden, Jr., No. 3382 362 

Judge Abner Nash Ogden, No. 2052 363 

Governor Daniel Haines, No. 2057 364 

Helen Kate Rae Hamilton, No. 3994 406 

Hon. Horatio Nash Ogden, No. 3386 44S 

Mayor Carter Henry Harrison, Jr 468 

Edith (Ogden) Harrison, No. 448S 468 

Carter Henry Harrison, 3D, No. 4742 468 

Edith Ogden Harrison, No. 4743 468 



'The honors of a name 'tis just to guard; 
They are a trust but lent us, which we take, 
And should, in reverence to the donor's fame, 
With care transmit them down to other hands. " 
— Shirley. 


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HERE is something peculiarly gratifying to the aver- 
age American citizen to be able to trace his lineage 
to the primal days of Colonial life, and especially 
to a worthy, virtuous, and honored ancestor. The 
attention of the living generation may at times be 
more or less diverted by external and transitory 
matters, but there ever abides a deep and undying 
satisfaction in the knowledge that one is heir to 
strong and enduring ancestral character ; in the fact of being able to point 
back to him who first came to the New World, as the Florentine to the 
beautiful bronze gates of his native city. Like those masterpieces that 
Angelo said were fit to be the Gates of Paradise, and which Dante called 
the Golden Gates, so, aback in the centuries, stands the noble character 
of the progenitor of his race. As with the Gates of Florence, time indeed 
may have removed the glitter, but the original bronze with its exquisite 
imagery stands out the more striking and impressive. A line of American 
ancestry that has issued through such a worthy and enduring portal 
of character would be false to their better instincts not to give to their 
progenitor due admiration and reverence, and take a lively interest in 
the doings of his descendants. 

Lord Macaulay well says: "People who take no pride in the noble 
achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be 
remembered with pride by remote descendants. " Such an ancestral portal 
was John Ogden, the Pilgrim, the first of his line in America, and who was 
happily known as "Good Old John Ogden, " of Elizabethtown, N. J. 


It is true that many American families seem indifferent to their past 
history, and are ready to quote Horace : " It is of no consequence of what 
parents a man is born, so he be a man of merit;" yet Bishop Warburton 
aptly says: " High birth is a thing which I never knew any one to disparage 
except those who had it not ; and I never knew any one to make a boast of 
it who had anything else to be proud of. ' ' Plato truly says : ' ' Hereditary 
honors are a noble and splendid treasure to descendants, " and it naturally 
behooves the latter to be faithful to the ancient traditions. 

The true American spirit, and that which should be cherished by worthy 
families, is constantly echoed from the lips of Daniel Webster in his dis- 
course delivered at Plymouth, Dec. 22, 1820, in commemoration of the first 
settlement of New England. His sentiments are so apt, we will quote the 
more fully: "Human and mortal though we are, we are, nevertheless, not 
mere insulated beings, without relation to the past or future. Neither the 
point of time nor the spot of earth in which we physically live bounds our 
rational and intellectual enjoyments. We live in the past by a knowledge of 
its history, and in the future by hope and anticipation. By ascending to 
an association with our ancestors; by contemplating their example, and 
studying their character; by partaking their sentiments, and imbibing 
their spirit; by accompanying them in their toils; by sympathizing in 
their sufferings, and rejoicing in their successes and their triumphs, — we 
mingle our own existence with theirs and seem to belong to their age. We 
become their contemporaries, live the lives which they lived, endure what 
they endured, and partake in the rewards which they enjoyed. . . . 

"There may be, and there often is, indeed, a regard for ancestry, which 
nourishes only a weak pride; as there is also a care for posterity, which 
only disguises an habitual avarice, or hides the workings of a low and 
grovelling vanity. But there is also a moral and philosophical respect for 
our ancestors, which elevates the character and improves the heart. Next 
to the sense of religious duty and moral feeling, I hardly know what 
should bear with stronger obligation on a liberal and enlightened mind 
than a consciousness of alliance with excellence which is departed; and 
a consciousness, too, that in its acts and conduct, and even in its 
sentiments, it may be actively operating on the happiness of those 
who come after it. ' ' 

This is the thought that doubtless prompted Cicero to say : ' ' The best 
inheritance that a father can leave to his children, and which is superior 
to any patrimony, is the glory of his virtue and noble deeds: to disgrace 
which ought to be regarded as base and impious." 


One of the most important thoughts that should possess an inheritor 
of worthy blood, is that he is a link between the past and the future, and 
that he is to transmit to the succeeding generation the virtues he has 
received from his forefathers. He should be enthused by a study of the 
past, for, as Burke remarks: "People will not look forward to posterity, 
who never look backward to their ancestors." 

There is much fascination in the tracing back of ancestral lines, in spite 
of the many discouragements and the tediousness of the work. The usual 
genealogical difficulties common to all compilers were encountered by Mr. 
Wheeler, but it is highly gratifying that his toils were so richly rewarded. 
The facts underlying the life and character of John Ogden, the Pilgrim, have 
been fully investigated. His sterling character having been transmitted 
through so many honored descendants was doubtless that which prompted 
Mr. William Ogden Wheeler to labor earnestly for eighteen years in com- 
piling so much valuable data connected with his illustrious ancestor and 
the projected lines of descent. While we sincerely regret that Mr. Wheeler 
did not live to see the published results of his years of personal sacrifice and 
labors, we count ourselves most happy in taking the accumulated material 
and rearing a monument to his memory. In a sense, the long period of 
self-sacrificing labor, aided though he was by a competent corps of secre- 
taries, was a period of unrequited toil ; yet he took great delight in the work, 
such as the numerous Ogden Family may never fully appreciate. 

The historical and biographical material in the following pages is 
believed to be trustworthy in every essential detail. That the volume may 
be a fitting tribute to the memory of the compiler is the sincere wish of 

The Editors. 

Sharon, Connecticut, November 15, 1906. 





ROOT-TRACING of the surname Ogden readily leads 
us backward to early Saxon soil. Authorities on 
English surnames generally agree that the name 
comes from the Saxon ock, oak-tree, and den, a 
local termination occurring in the weald of Kent, 
Sussex, and elsewhere, implying a covert and feeding 
place for animals, and synonymous with dean, a 
wooded valley, or tract yielding acorns or mast. 
The surname is thus freely rendered, "the oak valley," "oak dale," 
"vale of oaks," "leafy vale"; or, as William Arthur, M.A., in "An Ety- 
mological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names," says, "the oak vale, 
or shady valley. " In support of this interpretation the fact may be stated 
that on all the escutcheons of the arms-bearing Ogden families of England, 
the oak branch, or oak leaves and acorns are always found, and usually 
in the crest. One of the earliest arms — that of "Okton," in Guillim's 
"Display of Heraldry" (1724) — has the quartering of the Quaker Ogden 
arms, but in blue, and canton in corner, while the same quartering is 
found in the "Okeden" arms, by Edmondson (1780), in which the 
blue is replaced by red; for "Okeden of Ellingham in Hampshire" 
(1780), the arms consist of "sable, on a fesse argent, between 3 acorns 
gold, as many oak leaves vert," the same display as the Hants family 
of Ogdens of this book. 

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When surnames became necessary, it was common to designate a man 
by some distinguishing locality, or calling in life. Thus, John de Oketon 
retained this surname, as he lived near a thickly wooded valley. Many 
old English works give unmistakable evidence that several families of this 
surname, variously spelled, and located in different parts of England, ex- 
tend back to the time of William the Conqueror (io27?-io87). 

Beardsley says that Ogden was first written de Hoghton. Peter de 
Hoton, 1 1 50 A.D., founded Erden or Arden Priory, a Benedictine nunnery 
near Black Hameldon in the deanery and archdeanery of Cleveland. In 
1200 A.D., John de Hoton, father of Sir John de Oketon, Knight of Row- 
candura, granted mill and water power, and gave two oxgangs of land to 
the parish of Hoton. Burton's "Ecclesiastical History of Yorkshire" 
(1758) gives the foregoing, and mentions many others of the surname, 
and under later dates, while "Hundred Rolls," "Harlem MSS.," "Parlia- 
mentary Writs," "Burton's Antiquities," "Berry's Visitation of Hamp- 
shire, " etc., add many others of the name, coming down to more modern 
times. The various Ogden families (or the civil and church authorities 
for them) often spelled the surname differently, even among their im- 
mediate, connections, and, in its mutations, we have "de Oketon," "Oke- 
tone, " "Ocktone, " "Okedone, " "Okedon," "Okeden, " "Oakden, " 
"Okden, " and finally "Ogden." The earliest date of the present spell- 
ing of the surname is circa 1500 A.D., while some of the earlier spellings, 
especially "Okeden," are found as late as 1738. 

To discover the immediate family connection in England of John 
Ogden, of Elizabethtown, N. J., has long been a perplexing problem. The 
name appears on the parish records of several different localities in Eng- 
land, and all efforts to clearly trace these families to a common ancestor 
have failed. 

There seems small room for doubt, however, that John Ogden, the 
Pilgrim, whom we have traced back in America to his settlement at 
Southampton, on Long Island, in 1640, came there with his wife and three 
oldest children, from Bradley Plain, in Co. Southants (Southampton), 
and that several generations of his forefathers had lived there before him. 
This is shown in part by "Berry's Visitation of Hants" (1634), and the 
rest is confirmed by a genealogist* who claims personal knowledge of the 
church records at Bradley Plain, Hampshire, and of several other English 
records and authorities. 

* Gustave Anjou, of 116 Nassau St., New York. 

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The earliest discoverable ancestor from whom John Ogden was de- 
scended appears to be one Robert Ogden, and the time the middle of the 
fifteenth century. In tracing his line of descent, we will, for the purposes 
of this record, use the present spelling of the surname. 

i. Robert Ogden. The first record found of him is in the year 1453 
A.D., when he appears as a witness to a grant of land in Nutley, Hampshire. 
He again appears with others in 1457, in connection with a post-mortem 
search concerning lands in Nutley, belonging to one Joan Ogden, of 
Ellingham, Co. Southants. Nothing is said of relationship, but from the 
fact that it was customary for the nearest relative to settle the estate of 
deceased persons, and the two sons being named, it is a fair presumption 
that Joan Ogden was his wife. 


2. Richard Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Mabel de Hoogan. 

3. William Ogden, b. ; d. 151 7; m. Agnes Hamlyn. 

2. Richard Ogden (Robert 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. before Mar. 8, 

1503, Mabel de Hoogan, b. ; d. ; dau. of Johannes de Hoogan, 

of the parish of Lyndhurst, Hants, as appears from an instrument dated 
Sept. 19, 1 5 13, which recites that Mabel, the wife of Richard Ogden, 
then released to Thomas Delavale, of Lyndhurst, land, which she had 
from her father, Johannes de Hoogan, late of Lyndhurst, deceased. Also 
other land, which she and her husband had of Walter de Hoogan, her 
father's brother, by deed dated Mar. 8, 1503, and to which deed William 
Ogden, of Ellingham, had signed his name as a witness. 


4. John Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Margaret Wharton. 

5. William Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Abigail Goodsall. 

6. Robert Ogden, b. ; d. . (His line became extinct in 1613.) 

3. William Ogden (Robert 1 ), b. ; d. 1517; m. Agnes 

Hamlyn, b. ; d. ; dau. and heiress of John Hamlyn. 

William Ogden3 was of Ellingham, Co. Southants. His will is dated Sept. 8, 151 7. 
and was proved that year. 


7. John Ogden, b. ; d. 1560; m. Jane Mollineux. 

8. Richard Ogden, b. ; d. . 

q. Jane Ogden, b. ; d. . 

10. Elizabeth Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. John Nicholls, of Roundway, Co. Wilts. 

(No further record.) 

11. Alice Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Robert Westbury, of Hants. (No further record.) 


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4. John Ogden (Richard 2 , Robert 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. Mar- 
garet Wharton, b. ; d. ; dau. of Robert Wharton. 


12. Elizabeth Ogden, b. ; d. s. p. . 

13. Margaret Ogden, b. ; d. s. p. . 

5. William Ogden (Richard 2 , Robert 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. May 9, 

1539, Abigail Goodsall, b. ; d. ; dau. of Henry Goodsall, of 

Bradley Plain. 

William Ogdens died before July ig, 1569, on which date Abigail Ogden, widow of 
William Ogden of Bradley Plain, confirms to Edward Ogden, her oldest son, and to Mar- 
garet, his wife, all her lands and tenements in Bradley Plain and Minstead. 

14. Edward Ogden, b. Sept. 6, 1540; d. ; m. Margaret Wilson. 

15. Abigail Ogden, b. July 14, 1541; d. ; m. Oct. 3, 1562, Philip Bennet, and 

had issue. (No further record found.) 

16. Charles Ogden, b. 1543; d. ; m. Williams, b. ; d. s. p. . 

7. John Ogden (William 3 , Robert 1 ), b. ; d. 1560; m. Jane 

Mollineux, b. ; d. ; dau. of Hugh Mollineux. 

John Ogden7 was of Ellingham, Co. Southampton. 

17. William Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Eleanor Meux, b. ; d. s. p. ; 

dau. of Sir William Meux and Eleanor Strangways, his wife, of Kingston, 
Isle of Wight. 

"Berry's Vis." says William Ogden'7 was of Ellingham, Co. Southampton. 

18. Philip Ogden, b. ; d. ; ist m. Alice Sharye; 2d m. Bridget Kelloway. 

19. Agnes Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Morgan, of Peldon. (No further record.) 

14. Edward Ogden (William 5 , Richard 2 , Robert'), b. Bradley Plain, 
Sept. 6, 1540; d. ; m. Bradley Plain, Dec. 16, 1563, Margaret Wil- 
son, b. ; d. ; dau. of Richard and Margaret Wilson. 

On Dec. 18, 1563, Richard Wilson and Margaret, his wife, confirm to Edward Ogden 
and Margaret, his wife, and their lawful issue, land in Bradley Plain, also four acres in 


20. Thomas Ogden, b. May 4, 1565; d. ; m. Elizabeth Samford. 

21. Margaret Ogden, b. Feb. 21, 1566; d. ; m. Feb. 6, 1593, Isaac Samford, 

b. ; d. ; son of John Samford. (No further account.) 

22. Richard Ogden, b. May 15, 1568; d. ; m. Elizabeth Huntington. 

23. Edward Ogden, Jr., b. ; d. infant, Apr. 17, 1570. 

24. John Ogden, b. Sept. 19, 1571; d. ; m. May 2, 1592, Margaret Huntington, 

b. ; d. ; dau. of Samuel Huntington and Margaret Crane, his wife. 

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The record continues: "Margaret Crane's nephew, Jasper Crane, emi- 
grated to Newark, N. J., and his daughter Hannah married Thomas Hunt- 
ington, son of Simon, who emigrated to Massachusetts, but died on the pas- 
sage from England to Boston, in 1633." (No further record.) 

18. Philip Ogden (John 7 , William 3 , Robert 1 ), b. ; d. ; 1st m. 

Alice Sharye, b. ; d. ; dau. of William Sharye, of Sarum; 

2d m. Bridget Kelloway, b. ; d. ; dau. of William Kelloway. 

Philip Ogden'8 was of Ellingham, Co. Southampton. (" Berry's Vis.") 
CHILDREN — First Marriage: 

25. Jane Ogden, b. ; d. . 

26. Anne Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Edward Wilmot, of Ringwood, Co. South- 

ampton, son of Thomas Wilmot and Anne Twedy, his wife, of Co. Essex, and 
grandson of Edward Wilmot, of Newent, Co. Gloucester. (No further record.) 
CHILDREN— Second Marriage: 

27. William Ogden, b. ; d. 1664; m. Elizabeth Uvedale. 

28. John Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. . 

"Berry's Vis." says he married, and his dau. Joan Ogden'8», m. circa 
1600, Henry Ringwood, of Credilstow, Co. Southants, son of Charles Ring- 
wood and Elizabeth Mollyns, his wife, and had five sons, — viz., Charles Ring- 
wood, John Ringwood (d. y.), Henry Ringwood, Jr., Edward Ringwood, and 
John Ringwood. 

20. Thomas Ogden (Edward 14 , William 5 , Richard 2 , Robert 1 ), b. Brad- 
ley Plain, May 4, 1565; d. ; m. Feb. 16, 1597, Elizabeth Samford, 

b. ; d. ; dau. of John Samford. 


29. Mary Ogden, b. Jan. 12, 1598; d. , spinster. 

On Oct. 18, 1642, she conveyed to her sister, Margaret Hope, widow of 
Samuel Hope, the land and tenements, situated in Bramshaw, which she had 
Mar. 7, 1638, of her brother, John Ogden, now across the sea. 

30. John Ogden, b. Bradley Plain, Sept. 3, 1600; 1st m. Bradley Plain, May 4, 1627, 

Anne Richardson, b. ; d. ; dau. of Joseph Richardson; 2d m. 

(probably Stamford, Conn.), Apr. 19, 1638, Judith Budd, b. ; d. ; 

dau. of Lieut. John Budd, the original purchaser of Budd's Neck, now a part 
of the town of Rye, Westchester Co., N. Y. 

This John Ogden3° was one of the petitioners to King Charles II. for the 
charter of Connecticut, and in 1674-5 was deputy Governor of the state. 
He was instrumental in settling the dispute about the boundary line between 
New York and Connecticut, and in many ways i$ shown to have been an im- 
portant member of the Colony, and in the confidence of the people. There 
appears to be no record of his death, but the inventory of his estate was ex- 
hibited to the Probate Court at Fairfield, by his widow Judith, on Aug. 7, 1682 
His descendants are numerous, and their record worthy of being preserved. 

31. Margaret Ogden, b. July 1, 1601; d. ; m. Samuel Hope. (No further 


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22. Richard Ogden (Edward 14 , Williams, Richard 2 , Robert 1 ), b. 
Bradley Plain, May 15, 1568; d. ; m. May 2, 1592, Elizabeth Hunt- 
ington, b. ; d. ; dau. of Samuel Huntington and Margaret Crane, 

his wife, and sister of Margaret Huntington, wife of No. 24, John Ogden. 

Richard Ogden 22 appears to have lived in Wiltshire, and had lands in New Sarum 
and Plaitford. The last named he had of William Wheeler, whose brothers, Ephraim and 
Thomas, emigrated to Concord, Mass., both finally settling at Fairfield, Conn., where Thomas 
died in 1654, and Ephraim in 1669, leaving numerous descendants. 


32. Richard Ogden, 2D, b. May 3, 1596; d. infant. 

33. Richard Ogden, 3D, b. Sept. 18, IS97I d. May 3, 1599. 

34. Edward Ogden, b. July 21, 1398; d. ; m. Dec. 2, 1630, Elizabeth Knight, 

b. ; d. ; dau. of Edward Knight and Alice Dimery, his wife, of 

Woodbury Hill, Worcester. (No further record.) 

35. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Dec. 17, 1603; d. infant. 

36. Elizabeth Ogden, 2D, b. May 13, 1607; m. Martin. (No further record.) 

37. John Ogden, b. Sept. 19, 1609; d. May, 1682; m. Jane Bond, dau. of Jonathan 

Bond, and became the ancestor of the Ogdens of Elizabethtown, N. J. 

38. Richard Ogden, 4TH, b. July 1, 1610; d. Fairfield, Conn., early in 1687; m. Bradley 

Plain, Aug. 21, 1639, Mary Hall, b. — — ; d. ; dau. of David Hall, of 

Gloucester, England. 

On Apr. 28, 1687, Mary, widow of Richard Ogden3S, returned to the court 
at Fairfield, Conn., an inventory of her deceased husband's estate. He left 
sons RiCHARDsSa, DAViD38 b F and JOHN38C, an( j daughters Hannah38 (1 , wife of 
Sergt. Samuel Ward; Thankful38=, wife of Daniel Silliman; Elizabeths', 
wife of Daniel Meeker. Another daughter had died, the wife of John Pine. 

His sons Richard OGDEN38 a , and David Ogden38'> i lived and died in Fair- 
field, Conn., and their descendants are living there now. John 0GDEN38C, t ij e 
youngest son, removed to Cohansey, N. J., where he died Dec. 22, 1745, aged 75 
years. His descendants are numerous, among them Herbert P. Gerald, of 
Washington, D. C, who is said to be writing a history of the Fairfield Ogdens. 

39. David Ogden, b. June 11, 1611; d. s. p. . 

27. William Ogden (Philip' 8 , John', William 3 , Robert 1 ), b. ; 

d. 1664; m. 1598, Elizabeth Uvedale, b. ; d. 1629; dau. of George 

Uvedale and Margery Miller, his wife, of Purbeck. 

40. Edmund Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. . 

He succeeded to the estate of his grandfather, George Uvedale, in 1629. 
His son William 0GDEN4° a of Crichel, M. P. for Corfe Castle, died 1694, and 
his wife Mary Ogden, died 10 years earlier. 

It is said that a John Ogden of this line was granted arms by King Charles 
II. for services rendered his unfortunate father, Charles I. Gironny of eight, 
argent and gules, in dexter chief an oak branch, fructed proper. Crest: an 
oak tree proper, with a lion rampant against it. Motto: "Et si ostendo non 
jacto." The John Ogden granted these arms was the ancestor of David 
Ogden, the first in America (1682), of the Quaker Ogden Family. 



HE providential opening of a new world and a new 
era in governmental matters during the sixteenth 
and seventeenth centuries, is a subject of deep 
interest to the average student of national drift 
and tendency. No great epoch of national life 
has developed in a day. The causes leading to 
any important revolution in thought and pro- 
cedure are ever far-reaching, usually beginning 
long before they converge to. a crisis and crystal- 
lize in definite and determinate action. 

The causes of the American Revolution began before the first embarka- 
tion of emigrants to the New World. The " Magna Charta" wrung from 
King John of England in 12 15 had been the entering wedge, but it was 
more than five and a half centuries before the permanent rupture of the 
Anglo-Saxon race occurred under the reign of King George III. It was not 
a question of physical suffering of the subjects of the English crown, but, 
like all revolutions, was one deeply seated in the moral sense of the nation. 
The superstitious veneration for the inherent rights of the sovereign was 
giving way to the demands of an enlightened brain and conscience, and the 
deeper belief in the Fatherhood of God, and the Brotherhood of Man. The 
"Declaration of Independence" was written in the hearts of the Pilgrims 
and their fellow colonists long before it was spread upon parchment in 1776. 
It is true that a close study of the "good old times" reveals the pres- 

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ence and doings of many selfish and unscrupulous men, and the Colonial 
period thus loses much of its pristine fascination; yet the sturdy, self- 
poised, resolute, and godly Pilgrims and Quakers, whose righteous 
principles and lives were interwoven in the American fabric of civil 
and religious liberties, are to be held in the highest veneration by their 
numerous descendants. To this class belonged John Ogden, the Pilgrim, 
who, with other immigrants, came from England early in 1640, and prob- 
ably landed at Southampton, L. I., where he took up residence. 


As seen in the preceding chapter on English Ogden ancestry, John 
Ogden was born in Bradley Plain, Hampshire, England, Sept. 19, 1609, 
where he married, May 8, 1637, Jane Bond, daughter of Jonathan Bond. 
Three children were born to them in England, the latter two being twins. 
He had acquired property, and prior to his emigration to the New World, 
conveyed Oct. 18, 1639, to Ezekiel Howard, also of Bradley Plain, a garden, 
an orchard, four acres of pasture, and two acres of woodland, with 

What is gleaned of John Ogden 's public record in America is chiefly 
taken from "Southampton Records," "Stamford Notes," "Fairfield 
Notes," "Colonial Records of Connecticut," "Lamb's History of New 
York," " Hatfield's History of Elizabeth," and " Archives of New Jersey." 
In many instances the original documents are closely followed in direct 
quotations, this being thought more interesting than giving the various 
entries a more modern literary dress. The data will also be given as 
far as possible in chronological order. 


The name of the vessel in which John Ogden, the Pilgrim, and his fellow 
emigrants sailed is not known, but the vessel probably landed at South- 
ampton, on the southern shore of Long Island, early in 1640. The first 
mention of John Ogden 's name is in connection with his taking up resi- 
dence at this place, and being one to whom was granted, Apr. 17, 1640, the 
tract known as Shinnecock Hill, which adjoined Southampton on the west. 
He was a leader among the settlers in founding the town. 


A perplexity must here be noted that is met in the early colonial records 
prior to 1665, concerning two contemporary John Ogdens. John Ogden, 

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the Pilgrim, had a cousin John Ogden, son of his uncle Thomas Ogden 
(b. 1565), and who was nine years his senior. He had conveyed a messuage 
and tenement situated in Bramshaw, England, to his sister Mary, on Mar. 
7, 1638, about which time he emigrated to the New Haven Colony, thus 
coming to America about two years before John Ogden, the Pilgrim. He 
probably became one of the first settlers of Stamford, Conn. He was 
closely associated in the New World with his father-in-law, John Budd, 
whose daughter Judith became his second wife, Apr. 19, 1638, and doubt- 
less soon after his immigration. 

He is probably the John Ogden who was connected with the building 
of a mill-dam, as recorded in the Stamford records. In Sept., 1641, the 
mill was sold to Thurston Raynor, "he to take her as she now stands for 
£74, 10s. at common charge according to a bargain made between John 
Ogden and Mitchell for building a dam. " 

On Dec. 7, 1641, John Ogden was granted ten acres of land beside his 
house lot at Stamford. During the same month he paid his taxes to the 
town at the rate of 30s. sd. per acre. 

On Jan. 7, 1642, several men claimed damages caused by the mill, among 
them being John Ogden, whose claim was for £1, 19s. 3d. 

This John Ogden is known to modern writers as "John Ogden of Rye, " 
because he became associated with his father-in-law, John Budd, in mill 
property at the new settlement at Rye, and took up residence there. Rye 
is near the western end of Long Island Sound, on the mainland, and was 
settled in 1660; it was first under the jurisdiction of Connecticut, but in 
1683 was transferred to New York, being now in Westchester Co. This 
John Ogden was a prominent man among the settlers, and a man of great 
strength of character. He is probably the John Ogden who joined with 
other New England men in sending a petition to the King, 1 665-1 667. 
At General Court held at Hartford, Oct. 8, 1674, John Ogden was named 
as a deputy Governor for the Colony of Rye. The following year, Apr. 20, 
1675, John Winthrop was made Governor, and John Ogden assistant Gov- 
ernor of the Colony of Connecticut. In 1679 the town of Rye granted John 
Ogden 48 or 50 acres by the waterside at Fishing Rock, for the purpose of 
building a house and wharf. In May, 1682, John Ogden appeared before 
the court in Hartford, and was granted 20 acres of land for a pasture. 
He also brought forward some matters of dispute about the boundary 
lines between New York and Connecticut, and was the bearer of a 
letter from the General Court at Hartford to the Governor of New 
York, relating to it. 

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The inventory of his estate is exhibited before the Court at Fairfield by 
Judith, his widow, on Aug. 7, 1682, the same year his cousin, John Ogden, 
the Pilgrim, died. 

Both John Ogdens owned property in various places, and it is unneces- 
sary to suppose they changed residence as often as they acquired new hold- 
ings. The chief difficulty lies in keeping the two men separate in the rec- 
ord entries for the first 25 years after emigration, and at which time John 
Ogden, the Pilgrim, removed to Elizabethtown, N. J. John Ogden, of 
Rye, evidently resided in southern Connecticut, and chiefly at Rye, during 
his life in the New World, while John Ogden, the Pilgrim, made Long Island 
his home prior to his residence in New Jersey. The latter is doubtless 
meant when connected with his brother Richard, or when he is referred to 
as John Ogden, Sr., in distinction from his son, John, Jr. He is often men- 
tioned as "John Ogden, of Southampton," or of "North Sea" or "North- 
ampton," or "of Feversham," these places being adjacent in Long Island, 
and under the same colonial jurisdiction, and in which places he owned 
property. When he was contemplating removing to New Jersey he sold 
his "housing and home lot, etc.," in Southampton to his cousin, John of 
Rye, who made it over to his son-in-law, John Woodruff, the following 
year. This will appear later in the records. 


It is evident from the data at hand that John Ogden, the Pilgrim, and 
his brother Richard were the builders of Gov. Kieft's stone church at New 
Amsterdam. Various authorities, and chiefly "Hatfield's Hist, of Eliza- 
beth," state that John Ogden and his brother Richard built it, and that they 
were then (1642) of Stamford. Possibly the brothers saw greater induce- 
ments at the latter settlement, and soon after landing at Southampton, 
threw in their lot with the Stamford settlers, for it would be natural to sup- 
pose that the two brothers remained together during the first years of their 
American residency. The " Newark Town Records " refer to David Ogden, 
the son of John, the Pilgrim, as a "stone church builder, " and it is highly 
probable that he learned the trade from his father. As the existent author- 
ities name John Ogden, the Pilgrim, and his brother Richard as the 
builders, we give the following condensed article concerning the erection 
of the church, from " Hatfield's Hist, of Elizabeth." 

A contract was drawn up in May, 1642, setting forth an agreement 
between Governor William Kieft, Gisbert op Dyck, and Thomas Willet, 
of New Amsterdam, Church-wardens, to build a stone church in the fort, 

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72 ft. by 50 ft. and 16 ft. above the soil, for the sum of 2500 guilders (about 
$1000), to be paid in cash, beaver or other merchandise; if the work was 
done "in a workmanlike manner" 100 extra guilders were to be paid the 
contractors, John Ogden and his brother Richard, both of Stamford, 
Conn. It was stipulated that the latter should be allowed the use of the 
company's boat to ferry the stone ashore near the fort, the wardens agree- 
ing to carry the stone from the shore to the fort, and to furnish the lime 
with which to lay them. There were objectors to the project, who claimed 
the ' ' kerck' ' would occupy one-fourth of the fort area and shut off the south- 
east wind from the grist-mill upon which the settlers depended for the 
grinding of their corn. The Indian wars retarded the building of the church, 
which was not finished in 1645, but in due time the steep double-pointed 
roof arose over the walls of the fort. Gov. Kieft had a marble slab inserted 
in the front, which was thus inscribed: 

Ao. Do. M.D.CXLII 
W. Kieft Dr. Gr. 
Heeft de Gemeente Desen 
, Temple doen Bouwen. 

Translated, we have: "Anno Domini 1642 Wilhelm Kieft Director 
General, hath the commonalty caused to build this temple." A century 
later the church was burned, and the slab was buried in the d6bris; but 
when the fort was demolished in 1789 to make room for the Government 
House, the slab was recovered, and for safe keeping was placed in the 
Dutch Church in Garden St., where it remained until both were destroyed 
in the fire of 1835. 

AT HEMPSTEAD, L. I., 1644 

There was restiveness among the settlers at Stamford, Conn., because 
of the limited franchise accorded them under the jurisdiction of the New 
Haven Colony, and after three years' residence, and during 1644, John 
Ogden and several of the settlers decided to try their fortunes under the 
Dutch Government on Long Island, and accordingly removed and located 
at Hempstead. In order to acquire certain rights, privileges, and govern- 
mental protection, they made application to Gov. Wm. Kieft at New 
Amsterdam, who issued to them a patent to "the Great Plains." An 
abridgment of the document, giving its chief features, is as follows : 

Nov. 1, 1644. William Kieft, the Dutch Governor of New Netherlands, 
sells to Rev. Robert Fordham, John Stricklan, John Ogden, John Karman, 
John Lawrence and Jonas Wood, their heirs, etc., or their associates or any 

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they shall join in association with them : A certain tract of land upon and 
about a place called the Great Plains on Long Island from the East River 
to the South Sea, and from a certain harbor commonly called Hempstead 
Bay and westward as far as Matthew Garritson's Bay, to begin at the head 
of the said two Bays and to run in direct lines that they may be the 
same latitude in breadth on the South side as on the North side. They to 
enjoy the same in as large and ample manner as their own free land of 
inheritance. In case the above patentees " settle ioo families vpon the land 
inside 5 years then they shall have power to build a Town or Towns with 
necessary fortifications. A Temple or Temples to use and exercise their 
reformed religions which they possess, with the ecclesiastical discipline 
thereunto belonging. " To erect a body politic or civil combination among 
themselves, to nominate magistrates not more than eight of the ablest and 
best approved men among them, and present them to the Governor (for 
the time being) for him to elect and establish them for the execution of 


He resided at Hempstead but a few years, becoming much dissatisfied 
with the treatment which the Dutch Government accorded the Indians, 
many of whom were put to death. His righteous soul abhorring this 
unjust treatment of the aborigines, he removed to the eastern end of Long 
Island to dwell among his own countrymen. 

In 1647 he obtained permission of the Southampton authorities to 
plant a colony of six families at ' ' North Sea ' ' (Great Peconic Bay) about 
three miles north of Southampton. Two or three years elapsed before his 
removal and planting of his colony at "North Sea, " which later was called 

One of the enterprises which engaged the attention of John Ogden was 
whaling, an industry in which he was interested as late as 1668. The fol- 
lowing entry from the " Southampton Records " probably makes mention of 
the first whaling company on Long Island. It is under date of Jan. 30, 1650. 
"It is ordered at the saide generall court that Mr. Iohn Ogden Senior of 
Northampton shall have free liberty without interruption from the Inhab- 
itants of Southampton to kill whales vpon the South sea [Ocean] at or 
within any part of the bounds of the saide towne for the space of seaven 
yeares next ensueing the date hereof and that in that space noe liberty 
shall be granted to any by the saide inhabitants to any other person or 
persons to kill or strike any within the bounds of the saide towne, this 

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liberty & privelege is given to the saide Mr. Iohn Ogden prouided that 
he or his company doe proceed in the same design and do not delay but do 
some what effectual in the business within a yeare after this present day, 
as alsoe the saide Mr. Iohn Ogden nor his company shall not deny the townes 
inhabitants claiming priviledge formerly belonging to them in the dead 
whales yt shall be accidentally cast vpon the shoares, but yf the saide Iohn 
Ogden or his company doe not kill in the design a whale or whales within 
the space of two yeares after the date hereof then his liberty is annulled 
and to return againe to the towne. 

"Witness: Richard Mills, 


On Aug. 21, 1654, the above-said liberty of striking whales is given to 
Mr. Odell and Mr. Ogden and their company vpon the same termes with 
the exceptions following, 1st yf any whale come within Shinecock bay gut 
they the said company are not to medle with them, nor any other whale 
or whales wherein there is noe sign of their killing them at sea, but they 
shall belong unto the town as formerly, By the said signes of said company 
their killing any whale is to be understood to be by harping irons vpon 
them or [two words gone]." 

Under date of Sept. 3, 1650, the following land item is recorded : "It is 
granted by the major part of this towne that Mr. Ogden and his company 
shall have Cow Neck and Iefferies Neck [near " North Sea"] for their owne 
proper right, also that they shall have for their planteing land in either or 
both of said necks three hundred 24 acres, prouided they settle vpon it, 
and vpon the same grant they are to have all the meadow betwixt the 
brooke by the Sachems house and Hogneck spring, for their proper right 
provided it bee a mile from the sea side, vpon these conditions following 
that they must pay to all common rates of the towne at the rate of 9 hun- 
dred pounds according to the taking vp of those men that dwell there, 
2ndly that hee shall place there six families that shall live there and have 
their abode, 3d that in case that the whole bounds of the town come to 
be stinted for cattle that they must be stinted also as they are that live at 
the towne by the same rule. In common rates as aforesaid is alsoe included 
the ministers meenes. " 

John Ogden was made Freeman at Southampton, Mar. 31, 1650. 
" Southampton Aprill. It is ordered uppon the 31st of March 1650 by the 
General Court that Mr. Thomas Topping & Mr. Iohn Ogden were chosen 
freemen of this towne of Southampton aforesayde. " 
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His next office was that of magistrate: "Vpon the 7th day of October 
1650 being the day of Election Mr. Edward Howell was chosen magistrate 
of Southampton primus, alsoe Mr. Thomas Topping secundus, Mr. Iohn 
Ogden tertius. ' ' 

His re-election is thus entered: "Vpon the 6th day of Octob 165 1 
being the day of election were chosen by the freemen at the General Court 
for magistrates Imprimis Mr. Edward Howell, secundus Capt. Thomas 
Topping, tertius Mr. Iohn Ogden. ' ' He was again elected magistrate 
" October ye 6 1659. " 

Several legal actions are next recorded: "Mar. 10, 1651, an action 
of tresspass by Richard Mills of Southampton against Iohn Ogden Sr. 

Under same date, an action of trespass is entered by John Ogden, Sr., 
of North Sea, plaintiff, against Richard Mills of Southampton, defendant. 

"Mar. 11, 1 65 1 jury find for Mr. Iohn Ogden in both actions, assessing 
vpon Mr. Mills 40s. damage with increase of court charges. " 

" Mar. 11, 1 65 1. An action of tresspass vpon the case entered by Mr. 
Iohn Ogden of Northampt. sea against Iohn Coopr of Southampton defen- 
dant. " The jury find the same day for plaintiff 2d. damage with court 
charges. Mr. Cooper appealed to the General Court, which tried the case 
and rendered a decision Nov. 3, 1 651, in favor of John Ogden. 

Feb. 25, 1652. " Mr. Stanborogh plf in an action of debt in the behalf of 
Mr. Robert Scott of Boston merchant, against Mr. Iohn Ogden defendant." 
On Mar. 1, following, the case was settled by arbitration. 

"At the aforesaid Cort Aprill the 4, 1654 It is ordered that Mr Iohn 
Ogden Sen & Ionas Wood shall bee the prizers of the goods and chattells 
belonging to Wm Paine of late deceased." 

On Apr. 15, 1656, "Mr. Ogden acknowledgeth yt Mr Odell his lotment 
in Sagaponack devision belongeth to him. " 

On Mar. 6, 1657, Mr. John Ogden was one of six men chosen at town 
meeting to arbitrate concerning land at Southampton which was claimed by 
men of East Hampton. 

Apr. 30, 1657, John Ogden was named as one of forty men who were to 
have "half a pound of powder a peece delivered unto ye undernamed per- 
sons out of ye magazen." 

At town meeting held June 2, 1657, it was voted that Edward Howell 
and John Ogden should adjudge unlawful cattle and horses in the ox pas- 
ture and turn them out. They shall also judge if fence of ox pasture is 
sufficient, and whosoever is found defective in their fence shall make it 


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sufficient by seven nights, they having notice by the next 3d day at night, 
upon forfeiture of 5s. a pole for every neglect; and if found within the ox 
pasture after being turned out by the aforesaid men, they shall forfeit 
2s. a beast to be levied by way of execution. 

Under date of June 5, 1657, is recorded: " Iohn Ogden hath bought 
of Samuel Dayton his house and home lot and five acres in the ten acre 
lotts, and 4 in coopers neck, and two acres more in another place also he 
bouyht the meddow belonging to it. " 

"October the 6, 1657 At a court of Election, nominated for magis- 
trates, Imprimus Mr Iohn Gosmer, 2 Mr Iohn Ogden 3 Mr Raynor. " 

On Jan. 10, 1658, at town meeting, it was granted to John Ogden that 
he have that part of swamp that lies against his lot "in Coopers lott. " 

At quarter court on Mar. 1, 1658, John Ogden and Samuel Clark are 
appointed administrators for the estate of one Mark Meggs. On June 22, 
following, they reported at court that they had "sold at an outcry" the 
following items belonging to the estate : 

" The bay mare sould for y£, is. od. 

Mr. Ogden the 4 shotes (?) 

Mr. Ogden two yearling bulls and a calf 5. 

Iohn Scot the half of a 3 year old and half of a two year old ... 6, 

Mr. Ogden two ewes and 2 lambs and half of a calf 5, 

Inhn Scot the house and lott . 


The court then ordered that the proceeds of sale be handed to Mr. 
John Ogden and Samuel Clark in payment of Meggs' debts. John Scott 
not having paid for house, etc., the court ordered that he pay to the Mar- 
shal i£ for contempt of court order and court charge. 

May 5, 1658, by majority vote at town meeting, John Ogden is directed 
to send over all money in constable's hands to discharge the town's debts, 
and to act in the town's behalf in anything he conceives may " redown " 
to the good of the town. 

"May 12 th 1659 

" Be it knowne vnto all men that by this present writing that I wiandance 
Sachem of paumanicke or Long Island have vpon deliberate consideration and with my 
sonne weeayacomboune both of us together given and granted vnto m' Iohn Ogden and 
his heires for ever I say freely given a certaine tract of land beginning at the westerd end 
of Southhampton bounds; which land is bounded eastwards with Southhampton bounds 
and with a small peice of meadow which I gave to m r Iohn Gosmer which he is to enjoy ; 
Northwards to the water of the bav and to the creeke of accabaucke; Westwards to the 

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place called pehecannacke and Southerly to potuncke; three miles landward in from the 
high water marke and creeke of accabaucke; and so a long to the west; & But from this 
three miles bredth of land southward all the land and meadow towards the South Sea the 
beach only excepted which is sold to Iohn Cooper, I say all the land and meadow I have sold 
for a considerable price vnto m r Iohn Ogden for himselfe his heires executors and assigns 
for ever: vpon condition as followeth; first that Thomas Hallsy and his associates shall 
have the priviledge of the peace of meadow called quaucaunantucke the tearme of yeares 
formerly granted to him or them; But the land lying betwene quaucaunantucke and three 
miles northwards he shall or may possesse and improve at present ; but when the yeares of 
the aforesayd Thomas Hallsy shall be expired then shall the aforesayd m r Iohn Ogden or 
his assignes fully possesse and improve all quaucaunantucke meadow with the rest afore- 
sayd and then shall pay or cause to be payed vnto me wiandance my heires or assignes the 
summe of twenty five shillings a yeare as a yearly acknoledgement or rent for ever; And 
it is also agreed that we shall keepe our priviledges of fishing; fowling, hunting or gathering 
of berryes or any other thing for our use ; and for the full and firme confirmation heereof 
we have both partyes set too our hands, marks, & seales interchangeably; 
the date and yeare above written, — ■ — 

"Signed, sealed; and delivered, Iohn Ogden [l. s ] 

in the presence of us. 

" David Gardener: 
Lion Gardener." 

The integrity and ability of John Ogden in public affairs are attested by 
the fact that he sat in General Court as Representative from Southampton 
in May, 1659, and in the Upper House May, 1661, and at subsequent periods. 
He is many times mentioned in the records as sitting upon juries. 

His extensive dealings in real estate are indicated by the following 
entries of the ' ' Southampton Records : ' ' 

"My 25 1659, Mr Ogden acknowledges that hee hath sould vnto Ellis 
Cooke and Isaac Willman the division of Sagaponack at mecox that was 
formerly Goodman Whites, which lieth for twe acres. 

' ' At the same time Mr. Iohn Ogden acknowledgeth hee hath sould vnto 
Ellis Cooke and Isaack Willman one allotment of Sagaponack division 
numb 32 that was formerly Isaack Willman allso hee acknowledgth hee 
hath sould vnto Ellis and the said Isaac anothr lott that was fermely in 
the hands of Mr Ioanes at mee cooks, in numb 33, also anothr lot lately in 
the hands of Iohn Iessup & Ionas Bour Numb 35, also an acre and half 
lately in the hands of Iohn White and Ionas Bour lying between Edward 
Ioanes and Isaack Willman." 

At Town Meeting held Nov. 25, 1659, John Ogden was one of twelve 
men chosen to regulate the town papers and writings, to "cashiere those 
that are in their Iudgement vnnecessary" and put select documents in 
convenient form for the town's use. Also to select all laws from the law 
book at Hartford that apply to the town. Each man was to forfeit to the 

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town 2S. 6d. per day if he did not have reasonable cause for his absence 
while the board was sitting. 

On Nov. 29, 1659, at Town Meeting, John Ogden contracts to put a floor 
and seating in the meeting house at an estimated cost of £60, the cost to 
be taken from moneys due from the Indians by virtue of covenants and 
court orders held at Hartford. It seems that £40 in excess of the afore- 
said amount will be due from the Indians within five years, and John Ogden 
is to pass this sum to the town authorities. He agrees that there shall be 
no disturbance with the Indians in collections, and that they shall not be 
held for debt, or be dispossessed of their property, should they leave it in 
the meantime. The Shinnecock Indians at this time owed John Ogden 
£400, for which Wyandanch, the chief, stood sponsor. 

Feb. 17, 1 66 1, "It is ordered that Christopher ffoster and Henry Pier- 
son shall assist Mr Iohn Ogden or Samuel Cleark to lay out the land which, 
(according to a vote passed or order made Ian. 22, 1660) was granted vnto 
the Northsea Inhabitants, whoe are to satisfy the sd men for their labour 
in laying out ye sd land, and what ever the sd layers out act and doe in 
laying out any pt or parcell of land as aforesaid it being according to theire 
discretion, it shall stand authentick forever to them to whom it Shall in 
particular belong. " 

"October the 6th or 7th, 1661. at a Towne Meeting Chosen for Magis- 
trates first Capt Topping secondly Mr Raynor 3d Mr Iohn Ogden. " 

When John Scott sold property to a company Feb. 2, 1663, it was 
described as lying west of Southampton bounds, and as having been 
purchased of John Ogden, who had received deed for the same from 
Sachem Wyandanch, May 12, 1659. In the transfer, John Ogden is said 
to be of Feversham. Bridgehampton, that was located east of South- 
ampton, was first called "Faversham" or "Feversham," after a town 
in Kent, England. John Ogden possibly for a time lived near Bridge- 
hampton, and so is called "from Feversham" by some writers. 

Mar. 1, 1663. "Mr Iohn Ogden acknowledges to have sold to Ellis 
Cooke the land he bought of William Ludlam, the land being at Mecocks, 
one parcel being all that field that vpon the laying out of that division lay 
betweene the highway, next the millers and the next creek on the east, or 
southeast, the other parcel lying on little neck, on the west side of the creek 
which is on the west side of Arthur Howells land, and was sometime in 
possession of Richard Woodhull. 

"Witness Henry Pierson. " 

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In a treaty made Feb. 1 1, 1663, between the English and the Shinnecock 
Indians, the latter are to obey English laws, and be privileged to take up 
grievances with other Indian tribes. The Shinnecock Indians agree to pay 
the £40 due the English of Southampton, and relieve John Ogden of said 
debt. It appears the Indians did not pay this amount as agreed by treaty, 
and on Nov. 7, 1667, John Ogden employed Capt. John Howell and Henry 
Pierson, his attorneys, to collect the £40 from the Indians. 

"August this 17 1663 This present wrighting is to testifie to all whom 
it may concern that I Iohn Ogden of Northampton on Long Island doe 
acknowledge myself to be engaged to Ales Stanbrow and to Iohn Wheeler 
her sonne the full & just sum of forty two pounds & fifteen shillins for & 
in consideration of seventy & six sheep received of the aforesaid Ales 
Standbrow: the condition of the aforesaid some of fortye two pounds fif- 
teen shillings is to be as followeth that at the end of foure years after the 
date hereof foure cowses and two Steeres and the rest in sheep and other 
cattel to the full value of aforsay'd some of forty two pound fifteen shillings 
Sterling: for the well and treu performmence hereof I bind myselfe heirs 
executors administrators or assigns to pay or cause to be paid to Ales Stan- 
brow and John Wheeler aforesaid their heirs, executors or assigns to be paid 
at the now dwelling hous of the sayd Iohn Ogden at the North sea in the 
bonds of Southampton on Long Island. I further ingadge my house and 
whome lott for the true performance of the aforesaid some. 

" Witness my hand 

" In the presence of us Iohn Ogden. 

Iohn Ogden Iun'r." 

When John Ogden, the Pilgrim, was past 54 years of age, and after 
having spent 24 years on Long Island, he evidently determined to remove 
to New Jersey, and began to dispose of his real estate. The Southampton 
Records, under date of Apr. 12, 1664, give the first recorded dealings with 
his cousin, John Ogden, of Rye, and read as follows: 

"Iohn Ogden of this town [Southampton] doth acknowledge to have 
sold and delivered to his uncle [cousin] Mr Iohn Ogden, his houseing 
and home lot with all ye land lying at the reare thereof and allsoe 
his fifteene accres lying at the Long Springs, and alsoe the priviledges 
to a fifty pound lot. ' ' 

Apr. 25, 1664. "Christopher ffoster & Henry Pierson are appoynted 
to lay out the land between ye neighbors about Iohn Ogden in ye rear 
devision. " 

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Sept. 7, 1665. "Mr Iohn Ogden [of Rye] doth acknowledge that what 
land or houseing or privilidges thereto belonging which he bought of his 
cousin Iohn Ogden, hee ye said Mr Ogden did make over all the same vnto 
his sone in law Iohn Woodruff, that it became his. " 

Under same date: "Iohn Woodruff Iun doth acknowledge to have 
sould and delivered to Robert Woolley all that housing and land and privi- 
leges thereto belonging which Mr Iohn Ogden procured of Iohn Ogden 
of Southampton, and ye said Mr Ogden made over vnto him the said Iohn 
Woodruff, ye said bargain being vpon Record in this book. ' ' 

John Ogden's prominence as a legislator and land owner is shown by 
the leaving of his name to different localities. Under date of May 29, 1673, 
and at a town meeting, it was determined to permit all owners of meadow 
land to fence and improve their property. In description of the various 
lots, No. 6 was said to be located on a highway running to the beach 
by "Ogden's Pond." "Ogden's Neck" is another lot and was situated 
on Shinnecock Bay. Ogden's Neck is also mentioned July 27, 1708, in 
connection with the sale of adjoining lots. 

The final disposal of his properties at North Sea (Northampton) and 
at Southampton, as shown by the following entries, closes up his Long 
Island affairs: 

Sept. 6, 1665. "Mr Iohn Ogden doth acknowledge to have imparted 
sould made over and delivered all his land lying neere the north sea howses, 
in that place comonly called the field by the Clay pits, (except ye quan- 
tity of two poles all along by the ditch side therein to digg or delve it to 
the ditch) vnto Iohn Rose of ye said north sea, him his heyres and assings 
for ever. As alsoe hee ye sd Mr Iohn Ogden hath sould and delivered one 
peece of meadow of his lying in Cow neck vnto him the said Iohn Rose the 
said meadow being bounded by Tho. Shaw his meadow on the west side 
and ye said Iohn Rose his meadow on the northward side. And this is 
for consideration in hand received by him ye said Mr Iohn Ogden of him 
the said Iohn Rose. Henry Pierson Rcght » 

Sept. 8, 1666. John Ogden sells to John Langton a 50 of commonage. 

Nov. 2, 1667. "Know all men by these presents that whereas I Iohn 
Ogden of Elizabeth Towne in New Iersey take myself to have true right 
and title to one hundred acres of meadow ground or salt marsh lying on 
ye side of a bay commonly Peaconnet or Pehickoneck next or towards 
Southampton lands, and alsoe whereas formerly I have given and granted 
all my right in, and title to ye said meadows vnto the said town of South- 

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ampton on Long Island (my said right being derived from Wyandance 
Sachem of Meantauket) I doe hereby assume and confirme vnto the said 
towne my whole Interest in the premises, they and their assigns or successors 
to have & hold ye same forever, from mee and my heirs or assigns or from 
what I have done or may doe or any in my name may cause to bee done, 
"Witness my hand this 2 of November An Dom. 1667 
"In presence of Iohn Ogden 

Iohn Richbell 
Ionas Houldsworth." 


It is presumed that John Ogden, with other English settlers, after 
spending about 24 years on Long Island, saw greater possibilities of 
material advancement by transferring their interests to New Jersey. The 
preliminary step was the securing of a patent from Gov. Nicolls, of that 
province. " Hatfield's History of Elizabeth " is our chief authority for the 
further record of John Ogden's public life and doings. 

In the Elizabeth Town Patent, granted Dec. 1, 1664, by Gov. Richard 
Nicolls under his Royal Highness ye Duke of York, he names as patentees, 
"Cap 1 John Baker of new Yorke, John Ogden of Northampton, John 
Baily and Luke watson of Jemaico on Long Island and their Associates 
their heirs Execu rs admin rs and assigns the said parcell of Land Bounded 
on the South By a River commonly called the Raritans River — On the 
East by y e sea w ch partes Staten Island and the main, to Run Northwards 
up after cull Bay Till you come to the first River w ch sets westwards out 
of the s d bay, And To Run west Into the Countery Twice the Length of the 
Breadth thereof from the North To the South of the aforementioned 
Bounds. " The patentees were to pay yearly rental to the Duke of York, 
open the newly-acquired tract of land for settlers at once, who are to first 
ask the liberty of doing so of the patentees. Said settlers were to be assured 
of all privileges secured to other English colonists. 

The integrity of John Ogden and his associates is shown by the fact 
that they first secured the consent of habitation from the Indians and 
bought the Elizabeth Town tract of them Oct. 25, 1664, a month before the 
patent was granted by the English Governor. The final payment of ' ' four 
hundred fathom of white wampom" was acknowledged Nov. 24, 1665, this 
payment becoming due a year after entry upon the tract. Appended to 
the Indian deed is the following receipt : "Received of John Ogden in part 
of the above specified foure hundred feet of wampum I say Received one 

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hundred fathom of wampum by mee the 18 of August 1665 " The Sachems 
who signed the deed were Mattano, Sewak Herones, and Warinanco, of 
Staten Id. The Indian name of the country west of Staten Id. was " Schey- 
ichbi, " while the Dutch called Newark Bay and territory adjoining 
"Achter Kol. " 

John Ogden was the first of 65 men who took the oath of allegiance 
to King Charles II. on Feb. 19, 1665. Among them were his sons John, Jr., 
David and Jonathan. His younger sons took the oath later upon coming 
to their majority. 

He was settled upon the Elizabeth Town tract as early as the first of 
Aug. 1665, and increased his holdings that year by buying the rights in the 
tract held by Daniel and Nathaniel Denton. His house was doubtless 
located on Point road, now Elizabeth Ave., and near where Robert Ogden, 
his great-grandson, and Col. Barber, afterward lived. 

Tradition says the new town was named after Lady Elizabeth, the wife 
of Sir George Carteret; who, with John, Lord Berkeley, were granted by 
the Duke of York in 1664 the territory included in the State of New Jersey, 
or Nova Ccesarea, the name being given in honor of Carteret's administra- 
tion of the Isle of Jersey, England. The proprietors appointed Philip 
Carteret first Proprietary Governor. When he arrived July 29, 1665, he 
determined to locate himself with the "Ogden company" and make their 
plantation the seat of his government. That the new governor soon rec- 
ognized the worth of John Ogden is seen in the fact that he appointed him 
Justice of the Peace Oct. 26, 1665. The commission reads as follows: 

"By Philip Carterett Esq r Governour, 
of the Province of New Jersey 

" Whereas, I have conceived a good Opinion of the ability prudence and Integrity of 
you John Ogden Gentleman, In the management of Publique affairs, I have therefore 
thought fitt, & doe by these presents Constitute & appoint you the said John Ogden to 
beare the Office of a Justice of the Peace in the Province of New-Jarsey, Giving you full 
power and authority to execute all such Laws, as are or shall be made for the good govern- 
ment of the said Province & to issue out Warrants for the apprehending & secureing all 
such persons as shall misdemeane themsellves Contrary to the Laws, as Occasion shall 
require. Willing and requiring you strictly to discharge your duty in the Said Office, as a 
Justice of the peace ought to doe. And all other persons whatsoever within this Province 
are hereby strictly charged and required to take notice hereof & to beare Respect and give 
Obedience to you according to Law, in the performance of your said Office, Given you by 
the Authority of the Lords Proprietors of New Jarsey. 

"Given under my hand at Elizabethtowne in the Province aforesaid the twenty sixth 
day of October A° 1665 and in the Seventeenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord 
Charles the second, by the grace of God, King of Great Brittaine France and Ireland, 
defender of the ffaith 

Signed Ph: Carteret 

" By the Governour 

J a Bollen Secretav" 


9|o^n OgDen, C^e pilgrim 


The high regard and confidence of Gov. Carteret is further manifested 
in the following commission, making John Ogden a member of his 
Council, or Deputy Governor: 

"To my trusty & Well beloved ffriend 
John Ogden Esq: 

" Whereas I am assured of y e knowledge, Wisdome, Prudence, & Integrity In the man- 
agement of the publique affaires in these partes of America, I have thought fitt and doe by 
these presents, Nominate & Appoint you the said John Ogden dureing pleasure to be one 
of my Councellours for the affaires of the said Province, And to be assistant to mee your 
said Governour or my Deputy for the time being. And doe hereby authorize & require you 
to putt in Execution, Observe and follow such Orders and Directions as you shall from 
time to time receive from the said Lords Proprieto: or my selfe, as to the Office and Duty 
of a Councellour and Assistant to mee your said Governo e : doth appertaine & belong. Given 
under my hand & Seale of the Province aforesaid the first day of November A 1665 and 
in the Seaventeenth yeare of the Raigne of Our Soveraigne Lord Charles the second, King 
of England, Scotland, ffrance & Ireland, Defender of the Faith 

" By the Governour Ph: Carteret 

J a : Bollen Sec>':" 

The new town being so auspiciously begun on the broad foundation of 
fraternity and justice, John Ogden laying the chief corner stone, many 
colonists were soon attracted by its exceptional privileges and advantages. 
A number of settlers at Newbury, Mass., lacking sufficient farm lands, sent 
a deputation with instructions, that if pleased, they should secure an eli- 
gible location for a town upon the new company's tract. The deputies 
were hospitably entertained, and they concluded to purchase that part of 
the Elizabeth town patent lying between Raritan and Rahway rivers. 
They applied for two townships, for which Gov. Carteret issued the necessary 
permit May 21, 1666. The deed was duly executed and given to them Dec. 
11, 1666, by Carteret, Ogden and Watson, representing the Associates of 
the Town. These latter three men became the only persons entitled to con- 
trol and convey property that lay within the original "bill of sale" from 
the Indians made Oct. 28, 1664, and Nicholl's patent of Dec. 1, 1664. To 
this end the Town Meeting voted them "the one moiety or half part" of 
their purchased possession, the consideration expressed in the deed being 
£80 sterling, which more than reimbursed the Associates for their original 

The boundary line between Elizabethtown and Newark needed adjust- 
ment, and John Ogden, Sr., Luke Watson, Robert Bond, and Jeffry Jones 
were selected to meet the commissioners from Newark to establish the line. 

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They met for this purpose, May 20, 1668. The happy outcome of the matter 
is shown by an affidavit of Joseph Woodruff of Elizabeth town, made July 
26, 1743, before Judge Joseph Bonnel, of the same place. He chanced 
to be at Milford, Conn., about the year 1699, when he heard Gov. Treat say, 
' ' That the inhabitants of Newark did first settle under the Elizabeth Town 
Purchase ; & did allow the Newark river to be the bounds of the said Pur- 
chase ; & said, that the Elizabeth Town people was so kind to the Newark 
people, that they could never reward them enough. And further this 
deponent saith, That he, at that time, heard the said Governor tell after 
what manner the Line was settled between the two towns; and that it 
was done in so loving and solemn a manner that he thought it ought never 
to be removed; for he (the said Governor) himself being among them at 
that time, prayed with them on Dividend-Hill, (so-called) that there might 
be a good agreement between them; and that it was agreed upon, by the 
settlers of each town, that the Line between them should stand and remain 
from Dividend-Hill, to run a northwest course; and the Governor said, 
that, after the agreement, Mr. John Ogden (being one of the first purchasers) 
prayed among the people, and returned thanks for their loving agreement. " 
The kind, liberal, and devout spirit of John Ogden and his associates 
in the above instance prompted Mrs. E. C. Kinney to write the following 
poem in 1846. 


"Pause here, O Muse! that Fancy's eye 

May trace the footprints still 
Of men that, centuries gone by, 

With prayer ordained this hill; 
As lifts the misty veil of years, 

Such visions here arise 
As when the glorious Past appears 

Before enchanted eyes. 

"I see, from midst the faithful few 

Whose deeds yet live sublime — 
Whose guileless spirits, brave[as true 

Are models for all time, 
A group upon this height convened — 

In solemn prayer they stand — 
Men, on whose sturdy wisdom leaned 

The settlers of our land. 

"In mutual love the line they trace 
That will their homes divide, 

And ever mark the chosen place 
That prayer hath sanctified; 

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And here it stands — a temple old, 

Which crumbling — Time still braves ; 

Though ages have their cycles rolled 
Above those patriots' graves. 

"As Christ transfigured on the height 

The three beheld with awe, 
And near his radiant form, in white 

The ancient prophets saw; 
So, on this summit I behold 

With beatific sight, 
Once more our praying sires of old, 

As spirits clothed in light. 

"A halo crowns the sacred hill, 

And thence glad voices raise 
A song that doth the concave fill — 

Their prayers are turned to praise! 
Art may not for these saints of old 

The marble urn invent; 
Yet here the Future shall behold 

Their Heaven-built monument." 


In the Legislature constituted at Elizabethtown May 26, 1668, John 
Ogden was chosen as one of the Burgesses. In order to carry on his improve- 
ments, or to cancel previous obligations, he borrowed, Oct. 9, 1668, of Cor- 
nelius Steenwick, a wealthy merchant, and Mayor of the City of New York, 
£191 5s.," one fourth part thereof to be paid in good Wheat at 4/6 p r Bushell 
one fourth part in good drie Ox hides at 6 stivers p r pound dutch weight 
One fourth part in good merchantable Tobacco at 4 stivers p r pound like 
weight and one fourth part in Good Corn fed fat Pork well packt in casks 
and delivered at New Yorke at Three Pounds ten Shillings p r Barrell. " 
As security, he mortgaged, Apr. 29, 1669, "a Certain Water Mill now in my 
Tenure or Occupation, near unto the Mansion or Dwelling House of Gov. 
Carterett in Elizabeth Towne. " 

This mill was located on Broad street immediately west of the stone 
bridge, and south of the Presbyterian Church. The mill, and the dam 
across the creek just above, were doubtless constructed by John Ogden, 
Sr. [See Map.] 

At this time whales were abundant on all the coast, and a whaling com- 
pany was organized at Elizabethtown, which obtained a charter from the 
Government Feb. 15, 1669, granting to "John Ogden, sen r ., Caleb Carwithy, 
Jacob Moleing [Melyen], Wm. Johnson, and Jeffry Jones, all of Elizabeth 

Showing situation of Churches and John Ogdcn's Mill 

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Town and their companie consisting of 21 persons," the exclusive right, 
for three years, of taking whales along the coast from Barnegat to the 
eastern part of the province, one twentieth part of the oil in casks to be 
given to the Lords Proprietors. 

Gov. Carteret became somewhat imperious in giving away land in 
Elizabethtown, and at a "Town Meeting 2 2d Jan'y, 1671, Mr. Treat 
and Lieut Swain are deputed, to Take the first opportunity to Advise 
with Mr. Ogden, or any other they see Cause, what may be the Safest 
and Best Course to be taken for the Town, about our Lands and 
Settlements here." 

Gov. Carteret and his secretary Wm. Pardon having destroyed the rec- 
ords of General Assembly of Mar. 26, 1672, they found the atmosphere of 
the town somewhat dangerous, and fled to Bergen, where, on May 28, the 
refugee Governor convened a council and issued a Proclamation to the 
people of Elizabethtown, charging them with attempting to make altera- 
tions in the Government, and of a tendency to mutiny and rebellion. Capt. 
James Carteret, kinsman of the Governor, was called to preside over the 
House of Burgesses in Elizabethtown, and issued a warrant for Secretary 
Wm. Pardon. The warrant was served by Constable Meeker, but his pris- 
oner escaped to Bergen. He returned to Elizabethtown to read the Procla- 
mation of Gov. Carteret, and was imprisoned for three weeks. On June 
25, a warrant was issued by Justice Ogden requiring Meeker "forthwith 
to assemble four men of good report and with them to repair to the said 
William Pardon's house to attach what moveables of his can be found." 
This warrant was issued because Pardon, as the Secretary of Assembly, 
had failed to make copy of the laws passed on Mar. 26, and to deliver the 
said laws to the Assembly. 

Gov. John Winthrop, of Connecticut, being personally acquainted with 
many of the Elizabethtown settlers, wrote, July 2, 1673, to Gov. Sir Geo. 
Carteret in London, commending the characters and good reputations of 
the contending settlers, that their cause might be espoused by him. Among 
those named in Gov. Winthrop's letter was " M r John Odgden. " 


The Dutch having retaken New York by force of arms July 30, 1673, 
and the English colonists having had so much trouble with their former 
Governor, John Ogden and other deputies from Elizabethtown, Newark, 
Woodbridge, Piscattaway, Middletown, and Shrewsbury, petitioned the 
Dutch for a hearing, upon which, the latter granted the colonists all their 

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former privileges. The Dutch Generals and Council of War made John 
Ogden "Schout" or Sheriff of the six towns, on Sept. i, 1673, and on the 
same day he and Samuel Hopkins were directed to take an inventory of 
the estate of the late Gov. Carteret. The commission reads as follows: 

" the 1 st September 1673 

"The following is the election and commission for the Schout and Secretary of the 
towns at Achter Coll 

"The Lords Commanders & Hon bl = Council of Warre of New Nederland, residing in 
fort Willim Hendrik etz. 

"Whereas wee have thought fitt & necessarij to discharge the forme of Governm' 
late in practice here and to reduce it under the stijle of Schout and Scheepens, w ch is custom- 
arij in our natieve country the United Belgick provinces. 

"Know yee therefore that wee bij virtue of o r Commission from y e High & mighty 
Lords the States Generall and his Serene Highnesse the Prince of Orange etz. out of y e 
Nomination presented unto us bij y e deputies of Elizabeth Towne Wood Bridge, Shrous- 
burry, New-Worke Piscattewaij & Middletown, have elected and established 

" Mr John Ogden to be Schout & 1 of all the 

Mr Samuell Hopkins to be Secretary j respective Townes " 

On Sept. 7, these two men complained that Robert Lapriere had 
removed divers goods from the house of Philip Carteret, which he refused 
to restore, and his arrest was ordered. Schout John Ogden was further 
ordered to summon James Bollen, "late Secretary of the Province of New 
Yersey," who must give up his papers within ten days under forfeiture of 
his property. Lapriere and one John Singletary, charged with disobeying 
commands, were arrested by Schout Ogden and sent to New York. They 
were examined on the 9th by Council, and four days later, John Ogden 
being present, they were convicted. Singletary was fined ^5 and put on 
good behavior, and Lapriere, who was Governor General, was convicted 
of sedition and banished. 

On Sept. 13, 1673, the Dutch Commission returned to New York and 
reported that on the nth inst. they had administered the oath of allegiance 
to the inhabitants of the several towns. They rated " Elizabethtown " 
at "80 men," the first on the list being John Ogden, Sr. On Oct. 1, the 
Council of War sent instructions to Schout Ogden and the magistrates 
to preserve public peace and the administration of justice. They required 
that the Reformed Christian Religion be maintained. Power was given 
them for "laying out highways, setting off lands and gardens, and in like 
manner what appertains to agriculture, observance of the Sabbath, erect- 
ing churches, school houses, or similar public works. " Some of the Indians 
having committed depredations in the neighborhood, "Mr. Ogden'-' wrote 

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to Gov. Anthony Colve Sept. 29th [O. S.] for instructions, and received 
in reply a letter dated at "ffort Willem Hendrick 14th Octob r 1673" [N. S.]. 
In this letter, Gov. Colve requires Mr. John Ogden to summon the Indian 
Sachem before the Governor. "You are also Required to send hether 
bij y e first opportunity the armes & other goods according to Inventorij 
formerlij belonging to y e Late Gouvern rs Carterett, etc." 


An Assembly, composed of "the Schout and Magistrates of Achter Kol 
to make laws and orders," was held at Elizabeth town, commencing Nov. 18, 

1673. The ordinances were few and simple, and mostly pertained to morality 
and religion. The English settlements had rest for more than a year. " The 
people lived on good terms with the authorities at Fort Orange, and were 
secured in the enjoyment of their lands and privileges. Ogden was virtually 
Governor of the English towns in New Jersey and the government was 
administered very much after the fashion of New England. " But the Dutch 
rule soon ended by the treaty of peace signed at Westminster, Eng., Feb. 9, 

1674, and all captured territory was mutually restored. The Dutch were 
superseded by the English at New York the following November. 

Capt. Philip Carteret returned to Elizabethtown from England Nov. 
1674, being absent over two years. He came in the same vessel with his 
kinsman, Col. Edmund Andros, the newly appointed Governor of New 
York, arriving Oct. 31, 1674. Sir Geo. Carteret was now sole Proprietor 
of East Jersey, being confirmed to him by royal mandate June 13th. A 
new Patent for the whole territory was given on June 29th to the Duke of 
York, by whom East Jersey was reconveyed on the same date to Sir Geo. 
Carteret, who was to have sole power " to settle and dispose of the country, 
upon such terms and conditions as he shall see fit. " This basis of despotic 
power gave to the Governor full control of the Legislature and deprived 
the people of all original jurisdiction. The "Concessions" were reissued 
July 31st, and the same day Capt. Philip Carteret was re-commissioned 
acting Governor. 

He came armed with "Instructions and Orders" from Sir George, 
declaring the grants issued the colonists by former Governor Nicolls null 
and void, and requiring all settlers to apply for new surveys and patents. 
Each settler was required to apply to the Surveyor General between Apr. 
1st and May 15, 1675, or his lands and improvements would be declared 
confiscated. So distasteful was the requirement, only one, a Vanquellin, 
the Surveyor, applied within the time assigned, and only ten more during 

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the latter half of the year. ' ' Good old John Ogden ' ' was the very last to 
make application for a re-survey, and he doubtless did it under protest. 
It was as late as Oct. 29, 1678. Let every one of his numerous descend- 
ants be devoutly grateful that his illustrious ancestor, John Ogden, dis- 
played more manly courage, possessed better moral fiber, and had a purer 
quality of patriotic blood than any other man in East Jersey. 

Gov. Edmund Andros of New York had previously received a com- 
mission, and had been given jurisdiction over all territory between the Con- 
necticut and Delaware rivers, but the Duke of York waived the claim of 
Andros to said jurisdiction in his grant to Berkeley and Carteret. But 
Lord Berkeley having retired from the concern, and Sir George Carteret 
being dead, Andros wrote to Gov. Philip on Mar. 18, 1680, reminding him 
of his claim, and ordered him to desist from further exercise of authority 
in New Jersey. Andros next visited Carteret Apr. 7, 1680. He demanded 
the surrender of Carteret, and issued further orders "& one particularly 
to M r Ogden then scherif for the surrender of N. Jersey." The six towns 
refused to negotiate with Andros, and the Assembly at Elizabethtown, of 
which "old John Ogden" was a member, declared they would not recog- 
nize his authority till so ordered by the King. 

The last two years of the earthly record of this unusual man of affairs, 
patriot and Christian, are missing. The promise of Scripture had been 
verified to him : ' ' Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock 
of corn cometh in his season;" " With long life will I satisfy him, and show 
him my salvation." The infirmities of age doubtless required him to retire 
from active participation in the affairs of the Colony. His end could not 
have been otherwise than peaceful. His last will and testament were 
made Dec. 21, 1681, and he probably died in May, 1682. The following 
panegyric sums up the life of this remarkable man, and is not too strong. 
It is from " Hatfield's History of Elizabeth," and from a disinterested pen: 

"And now 'good old John Ogden,' whose wanderings for forty years 
had justly entitled him to rank with the ' Pilgrim Fathers, ' — the acknowl- 
edged pioneer of the town, in whose house the first white child of the settle- 
ment was born, the accepted leader of the people, a pillar in the church 
and in the State, honored and trusted by all, . . . lies down and dies; 
leaving the impress of his political and religious principles, not only upon 
his children, but upon the community that he has so largely aided in found- 
ing. A man he was of more than ordinary mark — a man of sterling worth ; 
of whom the town, as well as his numerous posterity, should be gratefully 
mindful. He was called a 'malcontent,' and regarded as 'the leading 

p.r r-^yS-W 

a ~~ '/-(vi'/y (fon'iiS 

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malcontent of Elizabeth Town ; ' but surely the man that was held in such 
high esteem by the accomplished, sagacious and pious Winthrop, — the man 
who, both at Southampton and here, had been an honored magistrate, 
loved and trusted by the people, and, during the Dutch rule, the virtual 
Governor of the English portion of the Province, is not to be ranked with 
restless agitators because of his persistent opposition to an arbitrary gov- 
ernment. A true patriot, and a genuine Christian, he devoted himself 
while living to the best interests of the town, and dying bequeathed to his 
sons the work of completing what he had so fairly and* effectually inau- 
gurated — the establishment of a vigorous plantation founded on the 
principles of civil and religious liberty." 

"Know all men by these presents that I John Ogden Senior Inhabitant of Elizabeth 
towne in y e province of new East Jersey for Divers good causes and waity Considerations 
moveing me hereunto but more Espetially for that Jaan Ogden is my Deare and beloved 
wife and soe hath been for above fowerty yeares Have Given Graunted Alienated and made 
over unto my above Deare wife Jaan Ogden all my Estate both moveables and immove- 
ables that is to say houses lands catties goods and what ever else may be my proper Right 
& Due & what soever Lands not yet Layed out which is my Right & Due I say I Doe by 
these r K fully and firmely Give Graunt Alienate and make over all & every part & parcell 
of y e above mentioned estate unto my aforesaid wife all Just Depts being payed Satisfied 
& answered: by y c advice & Councell & assistance of such overseers as I have thought fitt 
to Constitute namely Benjamin Parkis Jonathan Ogden & Joseph Ogden for a full & firm 
Ratification & Confirmation of y e promises I have Herevnto set my hand and Seall this 
one and twenty day of December one thousand sixe hundred Eighty and one and in the 
three and thirty yeare of his Majesties Raigne 

John Ogden [seal] 
" Sighned Sealed & Delivered in presence of us 

" Isaac Whitehead 
The marke W of 
Jaan Whitehead " 

(Reverse side of Will) 
"John Curtise of new-wark & Jonathan Ogden & Benjamin Ogden both of Eliz:town 
Came before me underwritten Commissionated for takeing y e probate of all last wills & 
Testaments w th in y' sd province of East new Jersey & did solemnly depose upon y e holy 
Evangelists of almighty God that they were perfectly well acquainted w"' the hand writ- 
ting of John ogden decsd Commonly then Called old John ogden & Isaac Whitehead decsd 
& then did & still do know their hand writting very well & yt they do truely & verily 
beleive in their Consciences yt y< within written Instrument is y' hand writting of sd Isaac 
Whitehead & his name subscribed thereto as a wittness is his true hand writting and yt y' 
name of y e testator John ogden subscribed thereunto is y' real & true hand writting of 
y c sd John ogden & y' sd Jonathan ogden further saith yt this Instrument was delivered 
to him very shortly after y' sd old John Ogdens death & yt he hath safely keept it ever 
since yt time till now Jurat: Decimo nono die martij anno Dom : i702 do : Coram me 

Thomas Gordon. " 

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3Io^u flDgfcen, €^e pilgrim 

"An Inventorie of the Estate of John Ogden of Elizabeth Towne of Late Deceased 
Approved by Humphry Spinniag and John Derent by order from the Gouern r . 

Imp™ 15 to one Corne Mill i4o£ to one house Accomodation ioo£ £240 00 00 

To two Cowes g£ two yearelings 3£ Six hogs 4£ 10s £16 10 00 

To five sheetes and one table Cloth 2:10:00: two fether bedd io£ £12 10 00 

To twoo Ruggs five pounds two Boulsters two pounds £ 07 00 00 

To one fether Bedd and one Rugg £05 00 00 

To one Blanket and five pillowes £01 03 00 

To one Large Coate and Trowsses £02 10 00 

To one Cloth Coate and one Cloth hood £01 00 00 

To one Wascott made of oyle Leather £ 00 15 00 

To one Dynncaster hatt £ 00 18 00 

To one Greate Bible i£ 10s two peare of stocking 00:07 : £01 17 00 

To thre Neckchoths and two ould Cappes £00 05 00 

To one Bedd Stid 1:10: to one other Bedstid board and mat ios:oo £02 00 00 

To one Cubard 2£ one table and two formes 2£~3S £04 03 00 

To one Joyned Stoole 2s two Chests 2£ 2s £02 04 00 

To one Box 5s one Carved Chest 0:10s £00 15 00 

To one Case and Eight Bottles £00 10 00 

To one ould Coate and one hatt £01 00 00 

To three Cheares and two ould sheets and two peare of Drawers £01 04 00 

To foure Cushens and one table £ 00 08 00 

To one kneading trough and one ould Cheare £00 07 00 

To two Barrells and one hogshead £ 00 05 00 

To three Ankers and one Chorne £00 11 00 

To Eight milk Boules and one Funnell £00 06 00 

To heire Sives and one Splinter Sive £00 05 00 

To three peales and two piging and one Little table £00 10 06 

To one Dussin of trenchers and Dishes £ °° 02 06 

To two Earthen potts and two Garres £00 07 00 

To three Earthen panns and one Nutmeg pott £00 02 04 

To foure Glass bottles and two Baskitts £00 06 00 

To foure parrengers and one Dram Cup £00 07 06 

To one Candle stick and one Chamber pott £00 11 06 

To Eight plates and two pint potts £01 03 00 

To one pintpott and one puter Bason £ 00 09 00 

To one platter two puter Salt Sellers and one Candlstick £00 06 03 

To one tyn funnell and ould hangings for one Bedd £00 05 06 

To one warming pan and one greate Kettle £05 03 04 

To one smalle Iron pott on other Iron pott £00 09 00 

To one Greate Iron pott and one Iron Kettle £01 10 00 

To one peare of Scales and weights and a bras skimer £00 05 00 

To one frying pann and Atramell £00 13 00 

To one Iron peale and A Gridd Iron and on pere of tongus £00 10 00 

To one peare of pott hooks and A broad Ax £00 07 00 

To one narrow Ax two wedges and Anaddes £00 13 00 

To one peare of Beetle Rings and one Sledg £00 14 06 

To Six mill pickes and one mill Chissell £01 07 06 

To one Smoing Iron and one peare of Stillyerds £00 13 00 

To two Andirons one Doore Lock and one Cubard Lock £000 09 06 

To one Iron Crow and one Smale Bible and a pitch fork £000 17 06 


Sept. 19, 


Wow of John Ogden the Pilgrim 

'Joljn SDg&cn, €l)c |9ttgrim 

To one Spade and an ould Spade and A hedg hooke ilooo 08 06 

To one Smalle hamer and one Ston dish £000 oj 00 

To two meate Barrells one tymber Chain and a Lanthorn £001 11 05 

To A Booke of M r Backsters one Bedcase and two Blankets ilooi 10 00 

To three smale Boxes a Bottle case and one pere of moulds £000 09 06 

To two trowell one stone hammer and two Gudgions £001 00 00 

Sum totle £326 09 05 

" To be Deducted the widdos Bedd Consisting of one feather Bedd one 

Boulster one Rugg £009 1 5 00 

one pillow and one peare of Sheetes 

9 : 15: o Substracted 

there remaynes £316 14 05 

" This is a true Inventory According to the best of our under Standing and Knowledg 
May 30: 1682 In wittness where of we Sett our hands 

humfry spinnige 
John Derent 
"The Apprisers was Sworne before 
me this 30 Day of May 1682: Phillip Carteret" 


Little is known concerning Jane Bond, the wife of John Ogden. She 
was the daughter of Jonathan Bond of England, and tradition says she 
was the sister of Robert Bond, an intimate associate of John Ogden, both 
in Southampton, L. I., and Elizabethtown, N. J. We would naturally 
expect that a man of intelligent foresight and sterling moral worth would 
select an estimable and worthy helpmate. In his will, John Ogden refers 
to her as his " Deare and beloved wife and soe hath been for above fowerty 
yeares" (the spelling probably being that of Isaac Whitehead). Her hus- 
band dying in May, 1682, she was made administratrix of his estate Sept. 
19, following, a certified copy being given here: 

' ' Widdo Ogden "I 

her letter of [ . . n^j QC 

Administration | JL_L O < X «J O 

1682. J 

" Province of East New Jersey. 

" By the Houno'* Phillip Carterett Esq'. 
Gouern' of the Sd. Provinse. 
"Whereas John Ogden Late of Elizabeth Towne in the said province in or about the 
month of May last Depted this Naturall Life Intestate and to the end that what Estate 
the Sd John Ogden Did Dye Legally Seaised of may be Disposed of and Legally Divided 
as the Law in such case Intends Jane the widdo or Rellict of the Sd John Ogden her Late 
husband Desireing to be Admited Administratrix I have thought fitt and Do hereby appoynt 
the Sd Jane Sole Administratrix of all the Estate that her Sd husband Did Dye Legally 

3 5 

9Io^n €>gaen, C^c j&tlgrfm 

Seaised off Giving her heireby full power and authoritie to Cause the same to be Appraised 
by two Suffitent men upon theire Corporall oathe Accoarding to Law and Justice And 
then To Dispose of the Same to the best Advantag Rendering and paying as the Law 
Directs all Just and Legall Debts to the psons that the sd Estate is Legally in Debted 
untoo: So far as Assetts or the Efects of ye sd Estate will Amount unto: the funerall 
Expenses being reasonable first Deducted and Incedent chardges Accoarding to Law 
and custome of the Kingdom of England: where of shee is to bring into the Secretae 
office within the Spaice of one year and one Day from the date hereof! : A Just and 
true Accompt of all her Doings in the p'misses and further to Do and pforme all and 
every Act and Acts thing and things that in such case of right Doth belong to an Admins- 
tratrix to Do and pform According to Law and Justice and to the Securytie Given in to the 
Ld Secretaries office beareing eaven Date with the p'misses Given under my hand and 
the Seale of the province the 19: Day of Septemb. 1682 

"By order of the Gover r Phillip Carteret. 

Robert Vicar Sececta e :" 

About a year after her husband's death, and on May 14, 1683, Jane 
Ogden petitioned Council to secure to her the right of 300 acres in the 
Elizabethtown tract. 

'Att a Councill held the 14th Day of May Anno Dni 1683 
p'sent The Deputy Governor & propr. " [and six others] 

"The peticon of Jane Ogden Widd read the same being for 300 Acres of Land in Eliza- 
beth Towne in right of John Ogden her late husband w ch shee Alledges to bee in right and 
pursuance of a Towne order for w ch John Ogden had a warr' 29th Oct 1678 — vpon inspec- 
con of the Records wee find noe such warr', but a warr' for 300 Acres in pursuance of the 
gen'all Concessions — in w ch respect the peticone' is mistaken soe the Councill cannot 
Answer the same as Desired" 

Again — 

"Att a Councill held the 26th Day of May Anno Dni 1683" 
[The Deputy Governor and four others of Council being present] 

"The Peticon of Jane Ogden for 300 acres of Land in Elizabeth Towne for her husbands 
rights according to Concessions It's ordered that it be referred to the Deputy Governor 
and Surveyor gen'all to examine what Lands have bin laid out or taken vp by the husband 
in his life tyme — That according to Concessions she may have her just rights" 

The date of the death of the widow Jane Ogden is not mentioned, neither 
is the place of sepulcher of herself and her worthy husband definitely known. 
But doubtless their sacred dust lies beneath the rear of the present edifice 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth. The first meeting house was 
of wood and of an humble style of architecture. It was replaced by a new 
church in 1724, which was 58 ft. long and 42 ft. wide. An addition of 16 
ft. was made in the rear in 1766. This church was burned by the British 
and Tories on the night of Jan. 25, 1780. Washington spoke of it as "the 

3Jol)u SDg&cn, Cl)c pilgrim 

late misfortune and disgrace of Elizabeth Town." The erection of a new 
church was begun in 1784, and completed in 1 789. It has many times been 
extended and improved. 

It was the custom of the early settlers to bury their dead immediately 
in the rear of their meeting houses, and probably the first two or three 
generations of the settlers of Elizabethtown are buried under the greater 
part of the present edifice. It is therefore reasonable to suppose that among 
them lie the bodies of John and Jane Ogden, awaiting the resurrection 
of the just. No headstones remain as memorials of their eventful, but 
successful lives, although some of the old brown slabs removed to give 
room for the additions to the church were set in the walls, bearing as early 
a date as that of 1687. But their monument is imperishably located in 
the hearts of their appreciative and loving descendants, — a monument 
more enduring than that of marble or bronze. 



Clje ©gfcen jFamtlp 







i. John Ogden, b. Bradley Plain, England, Sept. 19, 1609; d. Eliza- 
bethtown, N. J., May, 1682; m. Bradley Plain, May 8, 1637, Jane Bond, 
b. ; d. Elizabethtown, N. J., ; dau. of Jonathan Bond, of England. 

{For biography , see former chapter.) 

When Abraham, the Patriarch, on the Plain of Mamre, was told to lift his eyes to 
heaven and number the stars, he was assured that his descendants snould be likewise 
without number. No other man has been made to know he would become the " father of a 
multitude," and that all nations would be blessed in him. But John Ogden, being also a 
righteous man, had he been given the eyes of prophecy, could have looked forward to 
the skies of progenial descent, and been privileged to see a multitude of worthy de- 
scendants, among them being many stars of the third, second, and even of the first 
magnitude. The promise was not only to Abraham, "I will bless thee, and make thy name 
great; and thou shalt be a blessing;" it was fulfilled in the case of John Ogden, the Pilgrim. 

The contention is still on among modern critics concerning heredity ; but the transmis- 
sion of certain qualities of blood still means the transmission of certain mental and moral 
qualities in descendants. It is true, in a sense, that "all men have an equal chance in 
life "; but he who begins the struggle with the hereditary characteristics of a noble, pure, 
unselfish, and strong-minded parentage, has an innate capital in brain and heart that is 
lacking in other men. We are confident the foregoing conclusions will be abundantly 
verified in the following pages. 




Children of John Ogden and Jane Bond, his wife (Chart 1) : 

John Ogden, Jr., b. England, Mar. 3, 1638; d. Nov. 24, 1702; m. Elizabeth Plum 
[David Ogden, b. England, Jan. 11, 1639; will proved Feb. 27, 1692; m. Eliza- 

Ibeth (Swaine) Ward. 
Jonathan Ogden, b. twin, Jan. 11, 1639; d. Jan. 3, 1732; m. Rebecca (Wood?). 
Joseph Ogden, b. America, Nov. 9, 1642 (?); d. before Jan. 15, 1690; m. Sarah 

Benjamin Ogden, b. America, circa 1654; d. Nov. 20, 1722, in 69th year; m. 

Hannah Woodruff. 
Mary Ogden, b. America, ; d. ; m. John Woodruff, 2d. 

From these six children of John Ogden, the Pilgrim, have descended from 
13,000 to 14,000 souls. Over 10,000 have been charted. While the book 
contains but 4774 in consecutive numbers, many family entries are necessarily 
closed by index letters after the children's names, and female lines are not 
carried beyond grandchildren of Ogden mothers. Besides, several family 
records reached the editors too late for regular systematic entry, and these 
names probably increase the actual number of descendants named in the book 
to about 5500. Of the conservative estimate of 13,000 descendants of John 
Ogden, the relative numbers issuing through his six children are about as 
follows: No. 2, John, 1200; No. 3, David, 4000; No. 4, Jonathan, 4000; 
No. 5, Joseph, 1400; No. 6, Benjamin, 1400; and No. 7, Mary, 1400. 

Through these five sons and one daughter of "Good Old John Ogden" 
flowed a strain of blood that assured high grade of thought and action 
throughout the nation. Perhaps ten per cent, were above the average in 
the scale of excellence, and were in some way prominent. Of the learned 
professions, a remarkable number attained high degree in the law, a number 
helping to frame Colonial and State Constitutions, and many becoming 
judges of Supreme Court. That rich strain of blood gave New Jersey three 
of her Governors. 

From the ancestral seat, Elizabethtown, N. J., that blood flowed north- 
ward, transforming the wilderness, and giving Ogdensburg, N. Y., its being; 
thence through Canada back to John Ogden's native shores, where it blended 
with notable English blood in legal and army circles. Westward, that blood 
pulsated along new arteries of commerce centering in the great metropolis on 
Lake Michigan; named post-villages in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, 
Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Kentucky, — 
named Ogden, Utah; Ogden's Peak and Ogden's Canon, Utah. That blood 
flowed southward, and produced men prominent in law, legislature, court, 
and army, — blood which, alas, was spilled on both sides on the battle-fields of 
the Civil War. 

The women have been likewise gifted and noble, and the strong, rich, 
blood-tie unites all of the great family in a common heritage of worthy 
kinship and achievement. 




2. John Ogdex, Jr. (John 1 ), b. England, Mar. 3, 1638; d. Nov. 24, 

1702; m. Elizabeth Plum, b. Jan. 18, 1650; d. 1702; dau. 

of Samuel Plum. 

John Ogden, Jr. 2 , and his two next younger brothers, twins, were born in England 
His father, John Ogden, Sr., was one of the immigrants who brought their families to eastern 
Long Island, probably landing at Southampton early in the year 1640. The family is 
supposed to have soon removed to Stamford, Conn., where they remained about three years, 
and then returned to Long Id., being in Hempstead in 1644, and again at Southampton in 
1647. From this locality he moved with the family to Elizabethtown, N. J., in 1665. 

The first public mention of John Ogden, Jr. 2 , is taken from Southampton Records, 
bearing date Apr. 30, 1656, and in this peculiar item: "Mr Iohn Hoeell doth acknowledge 
that last winter he sold a young mare of two yeares old at present, vnto Mr Iosiah Stam- 
brough; and Iohn Ogden Iunr doth acknowledge he did through mistake tok vp the said 
mare and marked her, with a hott Iron vpon ye neare shovlder, with the brand marked 
which is this signe O. witness Henry p IERS0N] Sect ., 

The records state he took the oath of allegiance to King Charles II., Feb. 19, 1665. 

The spirit of the man is displayed in the first mention of his name after taking up his 
residence in Elizabethtown. The "N. J. Col. Rec." state that in May, 1671, Gov. Carteret 
of E. Jersey caused much disaffection among colonists by convening a special court to try 
one Wm. Hacket, captain of the sloop "Endeavor," for illegal trading in the province; the 
colonists held that the right to convene a court belonged to the General Assembly. The 
breach was made the wider when the Governor granted a lot to Richard Michell, a servant 
in the Governor's household, the colonists believing none but the people, in town meeting, 
could say who should be associates and freeholders. A town meeting was called, and "It 
was agreed by the Major vote that Richard Michell should not enjoy his lot given him by 
the governor. Upon information June 19, 1671, it was agreed that there should some 
go the next morning and pull up Richard Michell's fence. A Coppie of the towne record 
by me. Isak Whitehead." 

The fence was pulled down according to the above agreement by eight persons, viz. 
Wm. Meaker, Jeffery Jones, Luke Watson, Nicholas Carter, Samuel Mash, Sr., John Ogden, 
Jr., Joseph Meaker and Hur Tompson. A special session of the grand jury was called, and 
they were indicted, tried, and found guilty. Wm. Meaker, as leader of the riot, was fined 
£$ and the others £3 each. 

The Dutch having regained New Amsterdam, John Ogden, Jr. 2 , took oath of allegiance 
Sept. 11, 1673, as did many other freeholders. 

On June 14, 1676, he obtained a patent for 150 a. of land. Upon the restoration of 
English rule, those who had sworn allegiance to the Dutch were deprived of their rights 
by Gov. Carteret, who declared that patents of land granted by Gov. Nicolls were void, 
and that all must apply anew to himself within a year from notice (July 31, 1674) or their 
lands would be declared forfeited. Despite the bitterest protest, the Governor stood firm 
and they had to submit to the new allotment. John Ogden, father and son, were the last 
to apply, and then under protest. 

d)c €)(jDcn family 

John Ogden Jr.'s 2 generosity is shown by the fact that in the year 1678, he and his 
brother Jonathan and Jos. Wilson shared the honor of being the largest contributors to the 
minister's support, £3 each. In the year 1694 he is named as one of the largest contributors 
to the support of their minister, Rev. John Harriman. 

That he was not only generous but an able and representative man is evident in that 
Elizabethtown sent John Ogden, Jr., and Jacob Mourns as their deputies or representatives 
to the first Legislature of New Jersey. 

An entry of Aug. 2, 1678, gives the following description of 85 a. of his land: 

" Layed out for John Ogden Jr. at Eliz* Towne a hous Lott conty 4 acres, In length 
12 & in bredth 4 Chaine bounded on the S. E. part by John Woodroff & part by Leonard 
Headley, N. E. by a highway, N. W. by Mrs. Hopkins Sens, & S. W. by ye Creek a high- 
way to pass betweene 

"Item 12 acres of upland lying upon the way that goes to ye Governors point in wedth 
S. E. & N. W. 8 chaine & in length N. E. & S. W. 15 chaine bounded on ye N. W. by Leonard 
Headley, N. E. by a highway S. E. by the Governors Land formerly Peter Woolnersens, 
& S. W. by Land not yet surveyed 

"Item 60 acres of upland lying in ye plaines, beginning at a stake M. on 4 Sides that 
parts Leonard Headlys from ye said Land. From thence run N. 30 Chaine to another 
stake M. on 4 sides, from thence run E. 20 chaine to another stake M. on 4 sides from thence 
run S. 30 chaine to a small Walnut tree M. on 4 sides, and from thence run W. 20 chaine 
to ye first mentioned stake, Bounded on ye N. by Henry Norris S. by Leonard Headley 
W. and E. by highways 

"Item 9 Acres of meadow lying at the east end of the great Island — beginning at a 
small black oak tree M. on 4 sides, from thence run E. N. E. 6 Chaine to a stake with a top 
on it plantid in the meadow — from thence run S. S. E. 16 Chaine to another stake planted 
in a square hole, from thence run W. S. W. 6 Chaine to another stake M. on 2 sides planted 
in a square hole, and from thence run N. N. W. to ye tree where it began. Bounded on ye 
East by Jonathan Ogdens Meadow, N. by the Island, S. and W. by meadow not yet surveyed. 
In all 85 Acres English measure" 

The sale of the old homestead of his father "Good Old John " in Elizabethtown is shown 
by the following record : "John Ogden of Elizabeth Towne, yeoman, for £30 sells to Samuel 
Whitehead of Southampton, in the Co. of Suffolk state of New York, cordwainer, land in 
Elizabeth Towne by estimation 2 acres. Bounded South by highway West by Mill River, 
North by lands of the said Elizabeth Towne for a place of burial, together with the house 
orchard, fences &c. 

"Signed this third day of Oct. 1691 by John Ogden 

Elizabeth Ogden her mark E" 

John Ogden, Jr.'s* will was made Nov. 23, 1702, " in the first year of the reign of our 
Sovereign Lady Anne, over England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Queen &c. . . . First, 
I bequeath my soul into the hands of God yt gave it and my body (in hopes of a joyful 
resurrection) I commit to the earth. " He then proceeds to bequeath to his daughter 
Jemima Ogden, his "home lott and orchard," and all his "hay lot of meadow." Pos- 
sibly there were other children, and a former wife. After giving his nephew John Ogden" 
of Newark, son of David Ogden3, deceased, twelve acres of plain next to the Newark road, 
he bequeaths the balance of his land in Elizabethtown to his daughter Jemima, also all 
his personal property, after debts and funeral charges are duly paid. He names his brothers 
Jonathan and Benjamin Ogden and John Plum as executors. 

He probably died the day after making his will, which was proved the day following. 

Elizabeth Plum, wife of John Ogden, Jr.=, was dau. of Samuel Plum, of Branford, 
Conn., and afterward of Newark, N. J., and gr. dau. of John Plum, of Dorchester, Mass., 

€I)tr& feneration 

of Wethersfield, Conn., later, and finally of Branford, Conn. Before deputies were intro- 
duced into Connecticut, John Plum was a chief officer. He was a representative in 1641 
and twice afterward. He d. before 1648. 

Samuel Plum in his will, dated 1703, mentions his grandchild Jemima Ogden as under age. 
CHILD (Chart 1): 

8. Jemima Ogden, b. , 1692 ; d. ; m. Henry Pierson. 

3. David Ogden (John 1 ), b. England, Jan. 11, 1639; d. bet. Dec. 26, 
1 691 (date of will), and Feb. 27, 1691-2 (when will was proved) ; m. circa 
1676, Elizabeth {Swaine) Ward, b. Apr. 24, 1654; living in Jan. 1706; 
dau. of Capt. Samuel Swaine and Johannah Ward, his wife, and wid. of 
Josiah Ward. 

David Ogden3, as said of his brother John, Jr. 3 , was born in England. He was twin to 
his brother Jonathan, and came to eastern Long Island early in 1640, living with the family 
at South- or Northampton, Long Island, until the family removed to Elizabethtown, 
N. J., in 1665. He was twenty-six years old at the latter date, and is in that year named 
as one of the original Associates of Elizabethtown. He had taken oath of allegiance to 
the English government of New York on Feb. 19, 1665, probably while on Long Id., as the 
family settled at Elizabethtown, N. J., about the middle of that year. 

The "Newark Town Records" of 1670 state that nearly all the trades and callings 
necessary to the convenience and comfort of the colony were represented; among them is 
mentioned "a stone church builder, David Ogden." 

On Sept. 11, 1673, he took oath of allegiance to the Dutch government of New 

He applied for a survey of 120 acres, Apr. 27, 1676, and about that time removed to 
Newark, N. J. 

The Newark Records have this peculiar entry of Nov. 24, 1679: "It is agreed that 
two men in each Quarter shall be appointed, to look after the carrying in of Mr Piersons 
Wood for this Year, and take Care that it be done seasonably. And also to see that every 
one as is yet behind for the last Year, do first carry thier load; and for thier Pains and Care 
shall be exempted from thier Load of Wood. Mr Johnson and George Day for thier Quarter. 
Mr Kitchel and David Ogden for thier Quarter, Deacon Lawrence and John Ward, Turner, 
for thier Quarter, and Joseph Walters and Thomas Pierson, Junior, for thier Quarter are 
chosen — every Quarter to go out when the Men see Cause to call." 

At a Town Meeting held Jan. 1, 1679, David Ogden3 and others were chosen Town's 
Men for that year, "having the same Power as others formerly." He was elected again 
by the Town Meeting held Jan. 4, 1680, at which meeting he was allotted one of the gates 
in the common fence to keep in repair, instead of his proportion of the common fence 
(this appears to be equal to maintaining seven rods of fence). 

At Town Meeting held Dec. 4, 1682, "Joseph Walters and David Ogden are chosen 
to go to each Man that stands indebted to the Town in the Treasurers Book, and make 
Demand thereof, or desire them to reckon with the Treasurer within a Weeks Time; and 
if they have neither Meat, nor Corn, to pay, the Treasurer doth engage to putt them in a 
Way to pay their Debts with Timber; but if they will not pay nor reckon, then the Con- 
stable shall come with a Warrant and distrain for it." 

The following resolution was passed at Town Meeting held Jan. 1, 1683; "Whereas 
there is an Order made by Vote the 21 of March 1675-6 for an Orderly attendance at Town 
Meetings, and for Want of Execution many are remiss in their Attendance, by which means 


€l)c £>8&cn flmxily 

Town Business is much hindered, and some as do attend are much damnified by loosing 
thier Time, etc." it was agreed that if three fourths of the planters should subscribe, they 
would impose a fine for "late Coming, total Absence, or irregular going away before the 
Meeting be dismissed." This order was that "Twenty four Hours shall be accorded legal 
Warning, and if any Man doth not come to the Place of Meeting to answer to his Name 
at the Second Beat of the Drum, shall be fined 6d. " Lacking a satisfactory excuse, the 
penalty for a whole day's absence was half a crown, a half day isd., and for leaving the 
meeting without leave 2s. David Ogden3 was one that signed. 

Town Meeting, Jan. 9, 1687-8: "It is fully and unanimously consented to, and agreed 
upon by every Planter now present, all being called by Name; that they will from Time 
to Time pay or cause to be paid yearly, in their full Proportion equally, in a Rate that may 
be agreed on by the Major Part of the Town, to the Maintainance and Allowance now agreed 
upon for the upholding and preaching of the Word in our Town; and Eighty Pounds by 
the Year is agreed upon to be allowed to the present Minister, with his firewood, and to be 
Rate free. " No man was to be liable for the failure of another to pay his proportion. David 
Ogden was one of the signers. 

Elizabeth Swaine, wife of David Ogden3, was of English descent. Her grandfather, 
William Swaine, Gent., of London, came to America in the "Elizabeth and Anne, " arriving 
at Boston in 1635. He was a Representative to the General Court of Mass. in 1636, was 
Judge from 1637 to 1640. and removed to Wethersfield, Conn., in 1640. He was Repre- 
sentative to the General Court of Conn. 164 1-3, thence removed to Branford in 1644, 
and was Deputy Governor of Conn, that year. He had two sons, Daniel and Capt. Samuel, 
the latter removing to Newark in 1665, and died there before 1685. His will is dated 1682. 

His daughter, Elizabeth Swaine, was first married to her cousin, Josiah Ward. She 
was his promised wife at the time the Branford colony came to Newark, and is said to have 
had the honor of being the first to land. Being among the first settlers of Newark, she was 
buried in their first burying ground, on Broad street, nearly opposite the present old cemetery 
beside the depot of the Central R. R. of N. J. Some years ago the gravestones were re- 
moved from that site by the city authorities and placed around the sides of a vault in Fair- 
mount Cemetery, over which is a large zinc monument. On one face of this is a tablet 
showing a boat by the shore and a man assisting a lady to step ashore. This is said to 
commemorate the landing of the first settlers, the first to land being Elizabeth Swaine. 
After the death of her first husband, Josiah Ward, she became the wife of David Ogden. 
It has been erroneously recorded that she died in 1691. for the old town book of Newark 
recites a deed of land sold by her Jan. 1705-6, which she inherited from her father, Samuel 

The following deed was given Elizabeth Ogden by the East Jersey Proprietors, but 
does not state the number of acres: 

"This indenture &c made the twentie Eight day of March Anno Dom 1698 Between 
the Proprietors of the Province of East New Jersey & Elizabeth Ogden widow of David 
Ogden late of Newark Dec'sd. The Proprietors sell to Elizabeth, her heirs &c In right 
of her father Capt Samuel Swain late of Newark Dec'sd a tract of land in the town of Newark 
aforesaid containing (after allowance for Barrens & highways &c) First that tract of upland 
on the side of the long hill bounded South by highway West partly by Nathaniel Wheeler 
& John Johnson, North by George Day East by John Curtise also a peice of meadow bounded 
North East by Thomas Pierson South East by the great Island S. W. by Samuel Freeman 
N. E. by the Creek together with all the profits &c to the same belonging to have & to hold 
&c. In consideration &c She (Elizabeth Ogden) to pay the East Jersey Proprietors three 
half pennies monie of sd Province upon every five & twenty day of March yearly forever 

In Witness whereof Signed 
"Witnessed by And Hamilton 

James Dunday Lewis Morris 

John Bishop Andrew Bowne 

Samuel Dennie" 

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CHILDREN (Chart i) : 
9. David Ogden, 2D, b. circa 1678; d. July 11, 1734, aged 56; m. Abigail Hammond. 

10. Josiah Ogden, b. circa 1679; d. May 17, 1763, aged 84; istm. Catharine Harden- 

broeck; 2d m. Mary Bankes. 

11. John Ogden, b. 1681 (?); d. Dec. 3, 1732; m. Elizabeth Wheeler. 

12. Thomas Ogden, b. 1684; d. Nov. 25, 1760; 1st m. Dinah ; 2d m. Jean 

(Halsted) Clawson. 

13. Swaine Ogden, b. circa 16S7; d. Apr. 20, 1755, aged 68; m. Mary Ackerman 

4. Jonathan Ogden (John 1 ), b, England, Jan. 11, 1639; d. Jan. 3, 

1732, aged 93 years; m. , Rebekah (Wood?), b. Nov. 1648; d. 

Sept. 11, 1723. 

Jonathan Ogden4 was born twin to his brother David3. 

The only mention of his name in the "Southampton Records" bears date Oct. 21, 1664, 
at which time he witnesses deed of John Davis to John Oldfield, a fifty pound commonage. 
He removed with the family to Elizabethtown, N. J., in 1665, and was one of the original 
Associates. He took oath of allegiance to King Charles II., Feb. 19, 1665, and was then 
called one of the "5 full grown boys" of Good Old John. 

His house lot is thus described: "Layed out for Jonathan Ogden at Eliz. Towne a 
house Lott Wth an Adition conty 6 acres in Length 1 5 & in bredth 4 Chane Bounded on the 
S. E. by Joseph Ogden N. E. N. W. and S. W. by highways." He also had 22 a. of upland 
in form of a triangle, bounded by the Governor's and Benj. Parkis' land; also 84 a. "Lying 
in plaine" bounded by Benj. Parkis', Leonard Headley's and Isaac Whitehead's land, and 
the Mill brook; also 14 a. of meadow in two plots, on the Creek and on Great Island; in 
all 126 a. English measure. All this land was granted by Philip Carteret, Governor, in the 
name of Sir George Carteret, Baronet, and given under seal of the Province Nov. 10, 1678. 

Probably in Dec, 1667, he joined with others in petitioning the Governor and Council 
to have their lands laid out to them according to agreement made with the inhabitants, with 
consent of the Governor, saying that unless it be done "we do not see how we can possibly 
subsist in th Town, but shall be forced to look out somewhere else for a livelihood." 

Jonathan took the oath of allegiance to the Dutch government of New York Sept. 
11, 1673. 

On June 14, 1676, he applied to the Surveyor General, or his deputy, asking that 120 a. 
of land be laid out to him. 

He was appointed one of the overseers of his father's will on Nov. 21, 1681, and in 1702 
swears that he "hath safely kept it ever since that time till now." 

In 1692 he was receiver of taxes for Essex Co., N. J. 

The colonists being aggrieved by the English authorities, in Sept. 1693 tne old and new 
Associates petitioned the King that the lands they had been granted and had enjoyed 
for nearly 30 years "ought according to Law, Reason and justice, Still to enjoy the same." 
Jonathan Ogden4 was one of the petitioners. 

That he was a zealous churchman is indicated by the fact that in the year 1678 and later, 
with his brother John, he is named as a liberal contributor to the minister's support. In 
1 691 he is called Deacon Jonathan Ogden, and is again named as one of the largest con- 

The civil affairs of that early day were adjusted slowly; clashes of authority occurred, 
and it was quite usual for outraged Justice to assert herself. In each of these troubles the 
case was more likely a matter of principle than a violation of law and order; the best men 
often took the initiative in forcibly righting wrong. There is nothing surprising, therefore, 


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when we read that Jonathan Ogden4 and many others were indicted May 13, 1699, for 
breaking open the jail at Woodbridge and releasing Lewis Morris and George Willcocks. 

On Dec. 26, 1699, Jonathan Ogden4 was one of the assistants to John Harriman who 
had been chosen Surveyor "to Lay out, Divide and Equally assise all lands and meadows 
within the whole Bounds and purchase of Elizabeth Town, to every one Interested therein 
by Right of purchase under the honorable General Richard Nicholls, their Several & Re- 
pective parts and shares of the whole." 

Record is again made of trouble Sept. 12, 1700. Jonathan Ogden4, Jonathan Ogden, 
Jr., Benjamin Ogden and many others from Elizabethtown are indicted for riotously 
taking the keys from the sheriff: "The Complainte of the Sheriffe at ye time and day 
aforesaid. That he was satt upon by severall men of Elizabeth Towne & forceablely Robbed 
of ye Keys of the Prisson, & the prissoner thereupon Imediately Taken out of his 

There was so much dissatisfaction with the administration of colonial affairs, Jonathan 
Ogden4 and apparently all the heads of families in Elizabethtown petitioned the King to 
be taken under his immediate government "should the Proprietors not appoint a suitable 
person as Governor." This petition was transmitted in a letter of Mr. R. Yard, Sec'y of 
the Lords Justices, July 17, 1701. 

At a court in Burlington, Dec. 19, 1700, Mr. Regnier brought two writs of error to 
remove two causes, one in the name of Jonathan Ogden4, and the other in the name of 
Benjamin Ogden; both were refused. 

Certain town books being lost or 
destroyed, on Novemb. 18, 1729, Jonathan 
Ogden4 with the other Associates agreed 
to allow the "newbook" to be regarded as 
a "Lawful Record of Surveys and Con- 

He made his will July 2, 1731, and 
names his son Robert, son Samuel dec'd, 
gr. son John, gt. gr. son Jonathan, youngest 
son of his gr. son Jonathan, dec'd; also 
his gr. son Samuel, and gt. gr. children 
Sarah Griffmg and Rebecca Whitehead. 

He d. Jan. 3, 1732, aged 93 years, and 
was buried at Elizabeth, N. J. His will 
was probated Jan. 9, 1732. 

Nothing is known of his wife Rebekah 
other than what is shown on her tomb- 
stone. Her maiden name is believed to 
have been Wood. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 
[4. Jonathan Ogden, 2D, b. circa 1676; d. before 1731; m. Elizabeth 

Samuel Ogden, b. 1678 

Robert Ogden, b. 1687; 

(Roberts) Baldwin. 

Hannah Ogden, b. 

Rebecca Ogden, b. 

d. 1715; 1st m. Rachel Gardiner; 2d m. Johannah 
d. Nov. 20, 1733; 1st m. Hannah Crane; 2d m. Phebe 

m. John Meeker. 
; m. James Ralph. 

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5. Joseph Ogden (John 1 ), b. Nov. 9, 1642 (?) ; d. before Jan. 15, 1690; 
m. Sarah Whitehead, b. ; d. ; dau. of Isaac Whitehead. 

Joseph Ogdens is named in " Hatfield's Hist. Elizabeth" as one of the "five full grown 
boys" of John Ogden who came with their father to Elizabethtown, N. J., in 1665, being 
fourth in the list. For probable birthdate, see under No. 77, John Ogden, p. 76. About 
Dec., 1667, Joseph and Jonathan Ogden and many others petitioned the Governor and 
Council to have their lands laid out to them "according to the Agreements made by the 
inhabitants and consent of the Governor with them, as may more fully appear in the Town 

On Oct. 27, 1676, Joseph applied for his allotment of 90 a. of land according to the 
concessions, and upon this date Gov. Carteret granted a warrant for the same. Action was 
delayed, for on May 14, 1683, Joseph petitioned the Council for the go a. which he had form- 
erly "pitcht upon." The record then states, "It is ordered that Joseph Ogden give an 
accompt to this board wherefore the late Surveyor gen'all Executed not a Warr' of this 
quantity of Land the 27th Oct. 1676 And alsoe of the Land he pitches upon that the Councell 
may give their further resolution in the p'mises." Later, July 14, 1684, the Surveyor General 
was directed to "lay out and survey unto the said Joseph Ogden Ninety acres of Upland 
and Meadow in proportion." 

In 1682 he is named as one of the overseers of his father, John Ogden's will. 

Sarah (Whitehead) Ogden was dau. of Isaac Whitehead. She was appointed Jan. 
15, 1690, administratrix of her husband Joseph Ogden's estate. She had four husbands. 
She is named on Dec. 31, 1702, as the widow- of William Brown, of Elizabethtown. In the 
latter's will, dated Dec. 10, 1702, he makes bequests to his "sons-in-law" (step-sons) Joseph 
and Isaac Ogden, and gives a large share of his property to "my loving and dearly beloved 
wife Sarah." She next m. Francis Sayer, and upon his decease was appointed Nov. 6, 
1708, administratrix of his estate. A receipt found among the "Burnet Papers" reads: 
"1705 Isaac Ogden son-in-law of Francis Sayer receives from Francis Sayer his share and 
portion of the estate of his father Joseph Ogden." The "Burnet Papers" also say that 
Sarah was wife of Azariah Crane Mar. 3, 17 20-1. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

19. Joseph Ogden, 2D, b. ; d. Jan. 1720; m. Joanna Baker. 

20. Isaac Ogden, b. ; d. 1722; m. Mary . 

Inventory of estate was made Nov. 15, 1722, and his widow Mary was 
granted letters of administration at Perth Amboy, N. J., Feb. 11, 1722-3. 

6. Capt. Benjamin Ogden (John 1 ), b. 1654; d. Nov. 20, 1722; m. 

i68s(?) Hannah Woodruff, b. ; d. ; dau. of John Woodruff 

and Gosmer, his wife. 

"Hatfield's Hist. Elizabeth" makes this early mention of Benjamin Ogden 6 : "Two 
more sons of John Ogden, Joseph and Benjamin, had come to years." After speaking of 
other young residents, it is stated, "these all had grown to men's estate since 1665." This 
entry is made in 1673, showing that Benjamin was about 13 yrs. of age when he came with 
his father to Elizabethtown, N. J., in 1665. On Sept. 11, 1673, he was one of the Elizabeth- 
town settlers who swore allegiance to the Dutch. 

A council held at Elizabethtown, Nov. 27, 1684, makes record as follows: "Peticon of 
Benj* Ogden for 50 Acres of Land within the bounds of Elizabethtown with meadow in 
proportion — Read and ordered that hee have a war" granted him according to his peticon." 


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A warrant in due form was given May 7, 1686. Further entry of land is shown under date 
of Feb. 18, 1699, when John Harriman laid out to Benjamin Ogden 100 acres, bounded S. E. 
by Joseph Halsey, N. E. and S. W. by land left for highways, and N. W. by the foot of the 

Capt. Ebenezer Peck came into possession of "John Ogden's Mill" as early as 1693, and 
he leased the same to Benjamin Ogden and Rev. John Harriman jointly for £24 per year. 
Benjamin's brother John, Jr., had sold this mill property to Samuel Whitehead Oct. 3, 1691. 
In Sept., 1693, Benjamin Ogden 6 and others petitioned the king to be placed under the 
civil government of New York, otherwise to have "indifferent Judges to administer justice 
between your petitioners and the said pretended Proprietors, and to admonish the said 
Usurpers that they presume no more to usurpe your Majesty's Royal Authority." The 
colonists had just cause for complaint. Charles II. had granted the whole tract of land be- 
tween the Connecticut and Delaware rivers to his brother James, Duke of York, in 1664, 
at which time it was in actual possession of the Dutch and Indians. The Dutch under 
Stuyvesant surrendered the territory to Gov. Nicolls Aug. 27, 1664, and in October of that 
year, he granted a patent to the Elizabethtown tract to John Ogden, John Bailey and 
others; it was under the latter that the petitioners claimed title, but meantime the Duke 
sold the claim to Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. The Dutch regained possession 
in July, 1673, but were required to cede it a second time to the English by the treaty of 
1674. Meanwhile the colonists had held peaceable possession, but the proprietorship changed 
frequently, and the subdivisions and transfers of shares involved the province in trouble. 
When the English Proprietors in Sept., 1693, claimed title from Berkeley and Carteret as far 
back as June, 1664, matters came to a climax. To test the matter the Proprietors brought 
.inst Jeffery Jones. The jury, although chosen by the Proprietors, returned a verdict 

in Jones' favor, but it was set aside 
by the judges; this caused the Asso- 
ciates to petition the king, as above. 
That Benjamin Ogden* was a 
leading and influential citizen is in- 
dicated by the fact of his appoint- 
ment as Sheriff, Oct. 10, 1694. He 
is that year also named as a liberal 
subscriber to the minister's support. 
Three years later, Aug. 14, 1697, 
he and the Rev. John Harriman 
purchased a slave named Toney, the 
price being £48. Benjamin Ogden 
and Rev. John Harriman being part- 
ners, they probably dealt in slaves 
for use at the mill, etc. 

The following record was made 
Mar. 4, 169I: "At A publick Con- 
ference of both houses, A Petition 
of Complaint Against George Jewell 
the Clerk of the peace & John Gard- 
ner High Sheriff for the Countie of Essex; signed by Benjamin Ogden, Jonathan Clements 
Isaac Hatfield." After a long debate nothing was proven against either Clerk or Sheriff. 
Benjamin Ogden 6 was one of a committee appointed Dec. 3, 1698, to lay out the 
King's Road. 

"In the year of our Lord one thousand six Hundred and Ninety-nine At a Town- 
Meeting (in Elizabethtown) of the Associates and those Holding under them or some of them 

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were admitted as Associates with them in the afforesaid Premises, all those Persons whose 
names are hereinafter next mentioned;" among them is the name of Benjamin Ogden. 

Benjamin Ogden 6 was one of a number of signers who transmitted by letter of Mr. 
R. Yard, secretary of the Lords Justices, July 17, 1701, a petition to the king, asking to be 
taken under his immediate government, should the Proprietors not appoint a suitable 
person as Governor. 

Dec. 5, 1702, Benjamin Ogden 6 , Jonathan Ogden4, and John Plum are named as 
administrators of the will of John Ogden, Jr. 

These two brothers, Benjamin 6 and Jonathan Ogden4, are both refused an appeal to 
the Council held at Burlington, N. J., Dec. 19, 1710, because "her Majesty's Instructions 
Restricted the Removeall of Causes from the Supreme Court to this board to the Sum of 
one hundred pounds Sterling." 

Benjamin Ogden 6 made his will July 9, 1722, and names his wife Hannah, sons John, 
Benjamin, and William, and his nephew Joseph Woodruff. He states that he lived on the 
south side of country road, and that he has a grist mill in partnership with John Harriman. 
He d. Nov. 20, 1722, in his 69th year. His will was proved in Trenton, N. J., Nov. 30, 1722 

CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

21. Benjamin Ogden, Jr., b. circa 1680; d. Nov. 4, 1729; m. Catharine . 

22. John Ogden, b. 1689; d. Dec. 8, 1729; m. Mary Mitchell. 

23. William Ogden, b. ; d. . Mentioned in father's will in 1722, by which 

he is given a generous portion of the estate. Probably d. unm. 

7. Mary Ogden (John 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. John Woodruff, 2D, 

b. ; d. 1 691; son of John Woodruff, 1st. 

John Woodruff, 2D, was from Southampton Colony, L. I. He was a man of distinction 
in several important offices, from Ensign to High Sheriff. He was an original Associate and 
took oath of allegiance Feb. 19, 1665. 

His house lot contained ij acres, was bounded W. by John Ogden, and on all other 
sides by highways. He later owned 292 acres, a tract that is still known as "Woodruff's 
Farms." This acquisition is explained by the entry: "John Woodruff of Eliz a towne 
brings for his rights from ye yeare 1666 for himself & his wife and 3 able servants 2 men 
& a maid. In all 5 persons at 90 acres each = 450 acres. Ye warrant made 5 of ye Nov. 

When Capt. Wm. Hacket of the sloop "Endeavor," hailing from Salisbury, Co. 
Norfolk, Eng., and charged with illegal trading in the Province, had his first jury trial at 
Elizabethtown, May 16, 1671, John Woodruff, 2D, was one of the leading men who served 
on the jury. 

He took oath of allegiance to the Dutch Sept. 11, 1673, and at the same time was sworn 
in as Ensign by Capt. Knyff and Lieut. Suel. On Dec. 11, 1674, he was appointed Constable 
of Elizabethtown, and was again sworn to that office Mar. 9, 1675. 

The General Assembly in Dec, 1683, passed a stringent military law, and an act for the 
appointment of a "Chief Ranger" in every county, to look after the "estrays of the flocks 
and herds." Thereupon, Benjamin Parkis was appointed Captain, George Ross, Lieutenant, 
and John Woodruff, 2D, Ensign of the Elizabethtown Fort Company. James Emmott 
was made Chief Ranger and Isaac Whitehead Coroner of Essex Co. In their commissions 
dated Dec. 3, 16S3, they are all excepting Emmott styled "Gent." 

Nov. 28, 1684, "John Woodruff Sen'" (his son John had reached majority) was appointed 
High Sheriff of Essex Co. 

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CHILDREN (Chart i) 

24. John Woodruff, 3D, b. ; d. . 

25. Jonathan Woodruff, b. ; d. — . 

26. Sarah Woodruff, b, ; d. . 

27. Hannah Woodruff, b. ; d. . 

28. David Woodruff, b. ; d. . 

29. Joseph Woodruff, b. ; d. . 

30. Benjamin Woodruff, b. ; d. . 

31. Elizabeth Woodruff, b. ; d. . 



8. Jemima Ogden (John 2 , John 1 ), b. 1692; d. ; m. Henry 

Pierson, b. May 1, 1690; d. ; son of Benjamin Pierson. 

She is named Jan. 10, 1703I4, in will of her gr. father, Capt. Sam'l Plum, of Newark. 
CHILDREN (Chart 9) : 

32. Henry Pierson, b. Jan. 20, 1714; d. . 

33. Elizabeth Pierson, b. Oct. 23, 1715; d. . 

34. Jemima Pierson, b. Dec. 22, 1717; d. Nov. 23, 1804; m. James Arnett. 

35. John Pierson, b. Feb. 22, 1720; d. . 

36. Sarah Pierson, b. Mar. 21, 1722; d. . 

37. Benjamin Pierson, b. Mar. 31, 1724; d. . 

38. Hannah Pierson, b. July 1, 1726; d. . 

39. David Pierson, b. Mar. 2, 1728; d. . 

40. Samuel Pierson, b. July 9, 1730; d. . 

41. Josias Pierson, b. Jan. 2, 1733; d. . 

42. Mary Pierson, b. Sept. — 1734; d. . 

9. Capt. David Ogden, 2D (David 3 , John 1 ), b. circa 1678; d. July 11, 
1734; m. i7oo(?) Abigail Hammond, b. 1676; d. Feb. 11, 1760, aged 84. 

Capt. David Ogden, 2D9, was a resident of Newark, N. J. In papers left by John R. 
Burnet (Newark) is this mention: "Names signed to the agreement dated Sept. 3, 1701 
Entitled a true copy of the articles of the first committee for the purchase of the Western 
part of the Township, between the mountains & the Passaic River, (ages given as far as 
known J. R. B.)." Among the names are Elizabeth Ogden, David Ogden, age 23, John 
Ogden, and Josiah Ogden, age 22. The foregoing was published in the Sentinel of June 20, 

The following facts concerning Capt. David Ogden's9 life are taken from the " New- 
ark Town Records." 

"Town Meeting, May 25th, 17 13 — It was agreed upon by vote that the Charges for 
procuring a Town Pattent should be raised as Mr Bower's Salary (that is to say) all Lands 
&• Meadows at £25 p. Hundred Acres, all Cattle & Horses one Year old and upwards at 
£2 p. head, all Male White Persons at Sixteen Years old and upwards at £14 p. head." 

" Item, Ensign Samuel Cooper and James Brown were chosen Rate makers and Assessors 
— Item, David Ogden, Collector." The latter was then about 35 years old. 

At Town Meeting held Nov. 2, 1713, Samuel Cooper and David Ogden, 2D, were chosen 
Assessors and Rate Makers, and both were re-elected Nov. 1, 1714. On Mar. 12, 1716-17, 
David Ogden, 2D, was chosen Assessor for the Provincial tax, and Samuel Ailing, Collector. 
David was chosen for the same office Mar. 11, 1718-19, Nov. 2, 1719, Mar. 8, 1719-20, and 
Mar. 10, 1729-30. 

David Ogden, 2D<>, and Joseph Burwell were selected by vote, Jan. 20, 1714-15, to agree 
with the persons who laid out the common line fence as to what should be the proper remuner- 

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"March 8, 1714-15 Sam' Aling & David Ogden were Chosen to meet ye Justices in 
order to agree about ye County Tax." On this date David Ogden, 2d's part of the line 
fence was fixed at one chain (66 ft.) extending from Bound Creek northwest to "ye Main 

On Mar. 14, 1721, Joseph Crane and David Ogden, 2Do, were chosen Freeholders, and 
the latter is at this time called "Captain" Ogden. He was again elected to this office 
Mar. 11, 1728-9, and in company with Lieut. Samuel Cooper. (These officers are called 
Supervisors in N. Y. State and Selectmen in Conn.) Again, Mar. 10, 1729-30, and Mar. 
9, 1730-31, Capt. David Ogden, 2Ds>, is one of the Board of Freeholders and is also a Fence 
Viewer. Twice later he was elected Freeholder, — Mar. 14, 1731-2, and Mar. 13, 1732-3. 

He d. July 11, 1734, aged 56 yrs., and was buried in Trinity Churchyard, Newark. 
His gravestone is imbedded in the floor of the porch of Trinity Church, and is thus inscribed: 

"Here lieth interred 

Y e body of Capt. David Ogden 

who died July y c n ,h A. D. 1734 

Aged 56 years" 

In the opposite corner of porch is imbedded the gravestone of his brother Col. Josiah 
Ogden> °, thus: 


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CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

43. Sarah Ogden, b. Nov. 2, 1699; d. Apr. 2, 1777; m. Nathaniel Johnson. 

44. Abigail Ogden, b. Feb. 11, 1702; d. Mar. 4, 1739; m. Col. Joseph Tuttle. 

45. Uzal Ogden, b. circa 1705; d. circa 1780; m. Elizabeth Charlotte Thebaut. 

46. John Ogden, b. circa 1709; d. Feb. 14, 1795; m. Hannah Sayer. 

47. David Ogden, 3D, b. circa 1711; d. Jan. 28, 1750; m. No. 51, Catharine Ogden. 

48. Elizabeth Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Capt. John Johnson. 

49. Martha Ogden, b. 1716; d. Feb. 7, 1802; 1st m. Caleb Sayer; 2d m. Thomas 


10. Col. Josiah Ogden (David 3 , John 1 ), b. circa 1679; d. May 17, 
1763; 1st m. Aug. 20, 1705, Catharine Hardenbroeck; 2d m. Mary 

Col. Josiah Ogden'° was one of the most prominent and influential men in civil affairs 
of Newark, N. J. He was also a strong moral factor in the religious matters of the com- 
munity, and a man of considerable wealth. A minute of Town Meeting held Mar. 8, 1714-15, 
would indicate this in the large number of links of fence to the commonage that was his 
portion to be kept in repair. This fence separated the cultivated land from the meadow 
or pasture land, 95 links being apportioned Josiah Ogden, which section of fence ran from 
Bound Creek northward to the main river. He resided in a commodious stone house "at 
the most publick Landing in Newark," with garden, orchard, etc. 


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At Town Meeting held Aug. 30, 17 16, it was "Voted by the Town to chuse a Committee 
to se out some Way to procure a Minister for the Town, to supply the Place of Mr. Nathaniel 
Bowers, dee'd." The committee consisted of Deacon Azariah Crane, Capt. Eliphalet Johnson, 
Mr. Samuel Ailing, Mr. Josiah Ogden, Mr. Jonathan Crane, Mr. Thomas Davis and John 

When it was required to fix a boundary line between Newark and Elizabeth Town, a 
Town Meeting held Oct. 24, 1739, chose, as committee for that purpose, Jonathan Crane, 
Col. Josiah Ogden 1 ", and Samuel Farrand, Esq. 

" Stearns' Hist. Newark " has this to say concerning an important event in the history 
of the town, and of the man who unwittingly brought it about: "Col. Josiah Ogden was 
a leading member of the community, a pillar of the First Church. He was a man of energy, 
wealth and influence. . . . From 17 16 to 1721 the Colonel represented the town in the 
General Assembly. He appears to have been a man of strong individuality, holding positive 
and decided views regarding things spiritual as well as temporal. On a certain Sunday 
in the fall of some year close to 1733, Col. Ogden, contrary to a rule of the First Church, 
went into his field and saved his wheat, which was exposed to serious loss from long continued 
rains. . . . For his daring conduct he was subjected to the discipline of the Church, on 
account of having violated the sanctity of the Lord's Day, and publicly censured. The 
Presbytery reversed the decision of the Church, righteously deeming the act of Col. Ogden 
one of imperative necessity, and tried to pour oil on the troubled waters. It was too late. 
Around Col. Ogden rallied a considerable body who openly began to declare themselves 
dissatisfied with the Presbyterian form of Church government. 

"A bitter controversy ensued. Col. Ogden carried the matter to the Philadelphia 
Synod. For several years an animated correspondence took place. ... ' Behold how 
great a matter a little fire kindleth! ' Out of this trivial matter sprang the Episcopal Church 
in Newark, and a conflagration of local feeling which it took nearly half a century to ex- 

" Whitehead's Contributions to East Jersey History" gives us the manner of raising 
funds for the building of the church : " In 1 7 58, the provincial government authorized a pub- 
lic lottery to raise money to purchase certain lands from the Indians, and this bad example 
was immediately seized upon as giving a license to the practice again to an unlimited extent. 
The year 1759 gave birth to the following schemes : — ... One for building Trinity Church, 
Newark, the highest prize Si 000; the managers of which were John Schuyler, Josiah Horn- 
blower, Josiah Ogden, Daniel Piersonand Gabriel Ogden." Lotteries became so prevalent, 
an act of the Legislature of 1748 prohibited the founding of new ones, and required that 
drawings from those already advertised should be done outside the state; but an act of 1758 
favorable to lotteries caused many others to form and operate in all parts of the state. 

Col. Josiah Ogdem'», the founder of Trinity Episcopal Church, died in 1763 at a ripe 
old age, and was buried in the old burying ground. Upon the breaking up of the latter, his 
tombstone was taken up and placed in the floor of the porch of the church, his brother 
David's being placed likewise on the opposite side. (See design on p. 52.) The inscription 
is as follows: 

"Here Lyes Interred 

ye body of 

Col. Josiah Ogden 

Who died May 17TH 1763 

In the 84TH year of his age" 

In his will he states, "I give to the rector, church wardens, and vestry of Trinity Church, 
in Newark, my silver cup or porringer with two handles to the same, for and to the only 
use of said church." 

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The New York Gazette of issue Aug. i, 1763, had this advertisement: 

"The late Dwelling House of Col. Josiah Ogden, at Newark, being built of Free stone, 
Two and a half Story high, has six good Rooms and Fire places, besides a kitchen with a 
Garden and Barn, and also about four Acres of very good Mowing or Pasture land, with an 
Orchard thereon of choice Fruit lying near said House, which is pleasantly situated at the 
most publick Landing in Newark, and very suitable for a Storekeeper or Merchant. Whoever 
inclines to purchase the same, may apply to David Ogden and Isaac Longworth at Newark, 
and to Dr. Jacob Ogden, of Jamaica, on Long Island, or to either of them who will agree for 
the same." The New York Mercury of Feb. 20, 1764, again advertises the same property. 
CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 1): 

50. David Ogden, b. 1707; d. 1798; m. Gertrude Gouverneur. 

51. Catharine Ogden, b. 1709; d. Hartford, Conn., 1797; 1st m. No. 47, David Ogden; 

2d m. Isaac Longworth. 

52. Mary Ogden, b. Aug. 7, 171 1; d. Aug. 18, 1751; m. James Banks. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 1): 

53. Jacob Ogden, b. circa 1722; d. Sept. 3, 1780; m. Elizabeth Bradford. 

54. Josiah Ogden, Jr., b. ; d. ; m. Mary Bancker. 

11. Capt. John Ogden (David 3 , John 1 ), b. circa 1681; d. Dec. 3, 1732; 

m. Elizabeth Wheeler, b. 1684; d. Dec. 13, 1732 ; dau. of Nathaniel 

Wheeler and Esther Bochford, his wife. (Bochford is sometimes written 
" Bottsford. ") 

Capt. John Ogden" was a resident of Newark, N.J. He entered public life very early, 
and according to the " Newark Town Records " was chosen "Pounder" May 9, 1700; he was 
then just of age. The minutes of "A Town Meeting held at Newark Sep'tr y e 28th 1714" 
has this item: " John Ogden is Chosen Constable by Vote, to Execute Such Matters and 
things as y e Trustees of y e Said Town Shall find Necessary to be Done by Vertue of y e 
Town Pattent." At Town Meeting, Mar. 11, 1718-19, John Ogden and John Cooper were 
chosen Freeholders. He and his wife Elizabeth were buried in the old graveyard in Newark. 

Elizabeth (Wlieeler) Ogden, wife of Capt. John Ogden", was dau. of Nathaniel 
Wheeler, 2d son of Thomas Wheeler, of Milford, Conn. Here Nathaniel was m. June 21, 
1665, to Esther, dau. of Henry Bochford, and with his young wife came to Newark, N. J., 
with the first company, and signed the "agreement" with the Branford Co. He took up 
residence at the Mountain and lived just long enough to see the " Mountain Society " organ- 
ized, and to convey to it "a parcil of ground for a burying place," where he was one of the 
first to be interred. He was b. in 1639, and d. Oct. 4, 1726, in his 87th year; his wife Esther 
deceased Mar. 14, 1732, at the same age. » 

CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

55. Hannah Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Abraham Harrison. 

56. Phebe Ogden, b. circa 1703; d. 1769; m. David Williams. 

57. Jemima Ogden, b. 1709; d. Nov. 26, 1776; m. Daniel Pierson. 

58. Thomas Ogden, b. ; d. 1758; m. Elizabeth . 

He was a bricklayer by trade, and with his uncle Thomas Ogden' ', worked 
upon Trinity Church, Newark, N. J., in 1743. Both living in Elizabethtown, 
N. J., the nephew was called "Thomas Ogden, Jun'." "Aug. 5, 1758 Samuel 

tfourtl) feneration 

Woodruff, principal creditor of Thomas Ogden, Jun', late of the Borough of 
Elizabeth town dee'd, was' appointed administrator, the widow having re- 
nounced." He is not known to have had children. 

59. Elizabeth Ogden, b. 1716; d. Nov. 18, 1752; m. James Nutman. 

60. Sarah Ogden, b. 1718; d. Feb. 17, 1795; m. Isaac Pierson. 

61. Isaac Ogden, b. Oct. 23, 1722; d. Apr. 9, 1776; m. Jane Black. 

12. Thomas Ogden (David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1684; d. Nov. 25, 1760; 1st 
m. Dinah , b. 1686; d. Apr. 20, 1731; 2d m. Jean (Halsted) Claw- 
son, b. ; d. Dec. 8, 1760, in 66th year. 

Thomas Ogden 1 * resided in Elizabethtown, N. J. While he did not seem to accumulate 
much wealth, and there is not extensive record left of his public life, yet he was a man of 
ability and integrity, as is evinced in his election to important office in his county. The first 
mention of his business life concerns his purchase, Jan. 31, 17 19, of 8 J acres of land in Eliza- 
bethtown of one John Harrison, Esq., of Amboy. On Mar. 13, 1720, Thomas Ogden, Joseph 
Crane, Caleb Ward and Jacob Mitchell were elected road overseers for Essex Co. They 
laid out a road four rods wide from a stub near the house of Zachariah Crane to a birch tree, 
thence to Nathaniel and Azariah Crane's corner. One of the " Burnet Papers " bearing date 
of 1 72 1 has this record: "Effingham Townley, Gentleman, to Ed Vaughan, gent, J. Blan- 
chard Yeoman John Hendricks Yeoman and Thomas Ogden Mason, 120 acres of land." 
Besides the acquisition of land, Thomas Ogden is shown to have been a mason or bricklayer. 
The records of Trinity Church, Newark, under date of 1743-4, reveal the fact that he helped 
in building that church. 

He is frequently named in the court records as having much litigation prior to and after 
the year 1743. 

He was elected Collector for Essex Co. and gave the following receipt: "January 17, 
1731, Then Received of Robert Ogden Collector of Eliz'th Town the sum of Sixty nine 
pounds and Eliven Shillings proclamation money for support of Government and for 
Licenceses Two pounds and four shillings which makes seventy one pounds and fifteen 
shillings. It being the full Quota of Elizabeth Town for the year 1731. I say Received pr me 

£71-15-0 Tho- Ogden Collec'" 

On Jan. 7, 1743-4, he signed a quitclaim to John Clawson, Jr., to all rights in the estate 
of John Clawson, Sr., deceased. A record of July 9, 1755, states that "Thomas Ogden of 
the borough of Elizabethtown, Bricklayer" gave a bond or note to his son-in-law Thomas 
Price for £20 5s. and on same date binds himself, his heirs, etc. to also pay Thomas Price 
j£io 2S. 6d.; this latter note was witnessed by Moses Ogden and Thomas Tobin. The former 
obligation was paid by John Clawson, administrator of Thomas Ogden's 13 estate, in 1761. 
The following entry concerns the sale of Thomas Ogden's effects: 

"Feb. ye 27 1761 The sails of the goods of the estait of Thomas Ogden Deceased sold 
at Vandue amounted to thirty nine pounds seventeen shillings and six pence. 

"£39-17-6 sold by me the day & year above by me Abraham Clark" 

W. B. Denton, genealogist, says that Jean (Halsted) Clawson 1st m. Caleb Halsted, 
Sr., of Hempstead, L. I., and was mother of Caleb Halsted, Jr., who m. No. 88, Rebecca 
Ogden. Letters of administration on estate of Caleb Halsted, Sr., were granted to wid. 
Jean Halsted, Mar. 26, 1721, at Perth Amboy, N. J. She probably 2d m. John Clawson, 
on whose estate she took out letters of administration Mar. 24, 1728, at Perth Amboy. 
It is believed she belonged to Rockland Co., N. Y. 


C^e OijticiT family 

Thomas Ogden 12 and his two wives are interred in the First Pres. Ch. yard at Eliza- 
beth, N. J. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart i) : 

62. (David Ogden, b. 1712; d. Apr. 16, 1777; m. Anne Burwell. 

63. (Thomas Ogden, b. twin, 1712; d. Apr. 20, 1731. 

64. Stephen Ogden, b. 1718; d. Jan. 8, 1764; m. Elizabeth Whitaker. 

65. Abigail Ogden, b. Apr. 1725; d. Jan. 30, 1802; m. Thomas Price, Jr. 

66. Abraham Ogden, b. 1730; d. Aug. 29, 1732. 

13. Swaine Ogden (David 3 , John 1 ), b. circa 1687; d. Apr. 20, 1755; 
m. May 5, 1711, Mary Ackerman, b. 1688; d. Nov. 24, 1756; dau. of 
David Ackerman and Hillegondt Ver Planck, his wife. 

Swaine Ogdeni3 was born in Newark, N.J., in which place his parents had spent all 
their married life, but he first appears upon record at Hackensack, N. J., where he married a 
Dutch lady, and where nearly all of his children were born and baptized. The baptismal 
register of the old Dutch Church at Hackensack would indicate that he returned to Newark 
or vicinity after his son Nathaniel was baptized in 1722. Four other children were added 
to the family, the youngest of whom was John, who was baptized at the Dutch Church in 
Belleville, a suburb of Newark, in 1729. The records of 1727 speak of him as "Swain 
Ogden of Newark." On May 4th of that year he is sued for £100 by one James Rogers, 
and gives bond for £200. At the April term of court in Newark, 1729, Swaine Ogden'3 
and others were appointed overseers for Newark. 

His residence was probably near Orange, as he and his family were buried in the old 
cemetery in that place. This leads us to the record of a very sad experience of that early 
pioneer day, related in " Wick's History of the Oranges." "A fearful pestilence," believed to 
be identical with the diphtheria of our day, made its appearance at Kingston, New Hamp- 
shire, during a cold, wet season in the month of May, and was peculiarly fatal to children 
During that year and the following one, it spread southward through Massachusetts, 
Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, "almost stripping the country of children." Of 
the first forty cases, none recovered. The ravages of the dread disease in New Jersey during 
1 73S brought untold sorrow to the homes of the settlers, and a mute tombstone in the old 
parish graveyard of Orange bears this sad inscription: 

"Mary Dec'd April y € 7, aged 9 years 
Sarah Dec'd April y e 9, aged n years 
John Dec'd April y e 13, aged 6 years 
1735 Ye children of 

Swain and Mary Ogden 
Memento mori" 

In the " Book of Surveys " at Perth Amboy, N. J., we find the following entry of land 
purchases: "Swain Ogden & Lemuel Ward, March 14 1742-3 buy of John Burnet of the 
city of Perth Amboy Esq. for £42-2-4 117 acres of land to be surveyed in any unappro- 
priated part of said Burnets warrant for 2721 acres from the Proprietors." Again: 

"Samuel Ward of Newark, N.J. Gent, to Swain Ogden of the Town County & State 
aforesaid Yeoman. 

"Land on western side of the Mountain, being a part of that land commonly called the 
Indian Purchase containing one equal quarter of a lott, Dividend or right, the purchase of 
which was made by Mrs Elizabeth Ogden wid. & Relict of David Ogden late of Newark 


flouvtl) (Bcncration 

"Dated Dec. 31 1750 

"Witnessed by Gershom Mott & Simion Huntington" 

Swaine Ogden'3 signed a quitclaim to the latter property to Ebenezer Lindsley, Jan. 
21, 1750-1. 

Of the Freeholders for Essex Co. in 1755, among those from Newark appear the following 
names: Swain, Samuel, Josiah, Uzal Esq., David Esq., John Esq., and John Ogden. 

Mary Ackerman, wife of Swaine Ogdenu, belonged to a Dutch family, and in that 
language was called "Maritie" (or "Marytje") "Ackermans." She was dau. of "Davidt 
Ackermans" and "Hillegondt Ver Planck." The baptismal register of the old Dutch church 
of Hackensack, N. J., records her husband's name as"Swaen Hockdon" and "Swaen Ock- 
don." Their fourth child is called "Hillegondt," the Dutch for our "Huldah." 

Their tombstones in the old cemetery at Orange, corner Main and Scotland streets, 
bear the following epitaphs : 

"Here lies y e Body "Here lies y' Body of 

of Swain Ogden Mary wife of Swain 

who died April Ogden who Died 

20th 1755 Nov' 24th 1756 

In y e 68th year In y c 68th year 

of his age." of her age." 

CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

67. Elizabeth Ogden, bap. Feb. 3, 1712; d. Jan. 10, 1785; m. Nathaniel Condit. 

68. David Ogden, bap. May 17, 17 14; d. Oct. 19, 1751; m. . 

69. Samuel Ogden, bap. May 20, 1716; d. circa 1789; m. Phebe Baldwin. 

70. Hillegondt Ogden, bap. April 26, 1719, at Hackensack, N.J. 

71. Nathaniel Ogden, bap. Jan. 6, 1722; d. Sept. 25, 1777; m. Eunice Harrison. 

72. Abraham Ogden, b. 1724; d. May 11, 1790; m. Susanna . 

73. Sarah Ogden, b. 1724; d. Apr. 9, 1735. 

74. Mary Ogden, b. 1726; d. Apr. 7, 1735. 

75. John Ogden, bap. Jan. 18, 1729; d. Apr. 13, 1735. 

14. Jonathan Ogden, 2D (Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. circa 1676; d. before 
June 10, 1731; m. Elizabeth . 

Jonathan Ogden, 2D'4, is named in " N. J. Colonial Documents " as one of the many 
who petitioned the king, probably in 1696, for greater protection from the East Jersey 
Proprietors. He had then about attained his majority; he was a resident of Elizabethtown, 
N. J., and occupied a house owned by his father, Jonathan Ogden, Sr.4 

At a Court of Sessions or County Court held at Newark "for y* County of Essex on 
Tuesday y e Tenth day of September 1700," a "Rabbell of Elizabeth Towne" consisting 
of about sixty horsemen appeared and broke up the court. They pulled the judge from the 
bench, tore the wig from his head and otherwise maltreated him, using violence likewise 
upon the other court and county officers. They then liberated a prisoner who was on trial 
for bastardy. One of the offenders was Jonathan Ogden, 2D'4, although his name does not 
appear among those indicted by the grand jury; also his uncle Capt. Benjamin Ogden 6 , 
and the latter's son Benjamin Ogden, Jr." The names of the rioters were presented to the 
grand jury Sept. 12, 1700, but nothing is known of the penalty inflicted upon those found 
guilty. One of the grand jurors was Capt. David Ogden 1 ). 

Jonathan Ogden, 2D'4,was one of the petitioners to the king asking to be taken under 
his direct government, should the Proprietors not appoint a suitable person as Governor. 
This petition was transmitted by Mr. R. Yard, Secretary of the Lords Justices, July 17, 1701 

5 7 

%ty £>gticn {famflt 

The date of Jonathan Ogden, 2d's'4, death is not known, but in his father Jonathan's4 
will, made July 2, 1731, land is disposed of "southward of my dwelling house wherein my 
son Jonathan Ogden Deceased Dwelt whilst living." 

Nothing is known of the parentage of his wife Elizabeth. 
CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

76. Jonathan Ogden, 3D, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Nothing more is known of him, except that he had a son Jonathan, 4TH, 
and other children. 

77. John Ogden, b. Nov. 22, 1700; d. Nov. 15, 1780; m. Mary Osborn. 

15. Samuel Ogden (Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. 1678; d. 1715; 1st m. 

Rachel Gardiner, dau. of ; 2d m. Sept. 10, 1707, Johanna 

Schellinx, b. Dec. 7, 1689; d. Sept. 13, 1775, dau. of Abraham Schellinx 
and Johanna Hedges, his wife. 

Samuel Ogden's was a resident of Elizabethtown, N. J., where he was born, but, as he 
married his second wife at Easthampton, L.I., he may have remained there a short time. 
In 1711 we find him again in Elizabethtown, and an " Overseer of the Highways;" in 1712 
he was made Constable. He died aged 35, having made his will Nov. 26, 1714, which 
was proved Feb. 10, 17 14-15. 

Johanna Schellinx, 2d wife of Samuel Ogden "s, was dau. of Abraham Schellinx 
(now called "Schellinger"), who was Supervisor of East Hampton, L.I., during 1699-1700. 

Johanna 2d m. Samuel Williams, who died Feb., 1759. 
CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

78. Rachel Ogden, b. ; d. ; not 18 yrs. old in 1714. 

79. Johanna Ogden, b. ; d. . 

80. Rebecca Ogden, b. ; d. . 

81. Samuel Ogden, 2D, b. 1714; d. Feb. 20, 1775; m. Hannah Hatfield. 

16. Robert Ogden (Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. 1687; d. Nov. 20, 1733; 1st 

m. 1712, Hannah Crane, b. 1691; d. Oct. 30, 1726; dau. of Jasper 

Crane and Joanna Swaine, his wife; 2d m. 1727, Phebe (Roberts) 

Baldwin, dau. of Roberts and Hannah Bruen, his wife, and wid. 

of Jonathan Baldwin. 

Robert Ogden 16 was born at Elizabethtown, N. J., and was a resident of that place. 
He was a representative man in civil and ecclesiastical affairs. "A Pillar in both Church & 

The first time his name appears in the records is in the year 1729. The "Town Books" 
containing surveys of lands and minutes of Town Meetings for over fifty years mysteriously 
disappeared about 17 18 or 17 19, the earliest statement of the loss being found in the initial 
entry of "Town Book B." under date of Aug. 2, 1720. At that time it was "By A free And 
unanimous Agreement of the freehold's af ores' 1 Concluded and Resolved; That This present 
Book Now Is And Shall Be Improved To be, A book of Records, for the use and behoof of 
the freeholders of Elizabeth Town Afores d , And for no Other use whatsoever." More than 
nine years later, Nov. 18, 1729, this agreement was ratified by the associates and their 
successors, some ninety in number, Robert Ogden 16 being one of them. 

Robert Ogden" 6 was made Collector for Essex Co., Feb. 16, 1720-1. 


fourth feneration 

In ' ' Salisbury ' ' occurs an important entry concerning his church relationship : ' ' For the 
first time the church [First Presbyterian of Elizabethtown] was represented in the Synod 
of 1 72 i by one of their Elders, Robert Ogden, son of Deacon Jonathan and grandson of 
'old John Ogden.' " 

Robert Ogden ■& made his will Feb. 8, 1731, and a codicil added Mar. 19, 1733, provides 
for his unborn child (Sarah). The will was proved Dec. 6, 1733. 

The epitaph upon his tombstone, and those of his wife Hannah and dau. Phebe s 4 in 
the First Presbyterian churchyard, Elizabeth, are as follows: 

" Here ly the 
Remains of Robert 
Ogden Esq r Obijt 
Nov' 20 th A. D 
1733 JEtzt 
One dear to God to Man most dear 
A Pillar in both Church & State 
Was he whose precious Dust lies here 
Whose Soul doth with bright Seraphs mate 
His Name immortal shall remain 
Till this cold Clay revive again " 

" Here lies interred the 
" Here Lyeth The Body of phebe Ogden 

Body of Mrs Hannah Dec'd Oct r y* 14 1735 

Ogden, Wife of Robert In y e i7 ,h year of her Age 

Ogden who Slept in is this y' fate that all must die 

Jesus October 30 th will Death no Ages spair 

1726 .<Etatis Suae 36 " then let us All to Jesus flie 

and seek for refuge there " 
Hannah (Crane) Ogden, 1st wife of Robert Ogdeni<>, was of Newark, N.J., and probably 
dau. of Jasper Crane, "who was one of the first settlers of New Haven, Conn., in 1639, was at 
Branford in 1652 and at Newark in 1667. The family is quite ancient and honorable." 
Phebe (Roberts, Baldwin) Ogden bore two children to her husb. Jonathan Baldwin, 
viz. Joanna Baldwin, who m. Isaac Nutman, and Matthias Baldwin, who m. Polly Ross. 
After the death of Robert Ogden 16 , by whom she had three children, she m. Edward Sarles, 
without further issue. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 1) : 

82. Hannah Ogden, b. 1715; d. Mar. 14, 1783; m. Samuel Winans, Jr. 

83. Robert Ogden, 2D, b. Oct. 7, 1716; d. Jan. 21, 1787; m Phebe Hatfield. 

84. Phebe Ogden, b. 1718; d. unm. Oct. 14, 1735. 

85. Moses Ogden, b. 1723; d. Oct. 14, 1768; m. Mary Cozzens. 

86. Elihu Ogden, b. ; d. . 

87. David Ogden, b. Oct. 26, 1726; d. Nov. 28, 1801; m. Hannah Woodruff. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 1) : 

88. (Rebecca Ogden, b. June 16, 1729; d. Mar. 31, 1806; m. Caleb Halsted, Jr. 

89. (Mary Ogden, b. twin, June 16, 1729; d. Jan. 29, 1795; m. Job Stockton, of 

Princeton, N. J. 

They had seven children, all of whom d. infants. 
The epitaph on Mary (Ogden) Stockton's tombstone, First Pres. ch. 
yd., Elizabeth, N. J., runs thus: "Here lies entombed In expectation of the 
resurrection of the Saints The Body of Mary Stockton relict of Job Stockton 


%ty €>gDcn fatuity 

Esq r of Princeton She lived A generous Benefactor to the poor, A tender Parent 
of the orphan In her friendship open and candid Inculcating and practising 
virtue She set an example of undesembled Piety She died In the hope of the 
Gospel of Jesus on the 29 th Day of January A. D. 1795 Aged 65 Years & 7 

90. Sarah Ogden, b. 1733; d. Oct. 25, 1773; m. Dr. Moses Bloomfield. 

17. Hannah Ogden (Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. 

John Meeker. 

John Meeker made his will Feb. 18, 1730 (proved Mar. 22, 1730), in which he names 
three gr. dau's, Sarah Griffing, Rebecca Whitehead and Hannah Talmadge, dau. Eunice, 
gr. son John (only son of Johnsi deceased), sons Davido4 (not of age), Roberto*, James", and 
brother-in-law Robert Ogdenis. 

CHILDREN (Chart 9) : 

91. John Meeker, Jr., b ; d. ; m. No. 96, Joanna Ogden. 

92. Robert Meeker, b. ; d. . 

93. James Meeker, b. ; d. . 

94. David Meeker, b. ; d. . 

95. Eunice Meeker, b. ; d. . 

19. Joseph Ogden, 2d (Joseph 5 , John 1 ), b. ; d. Jan. 1720; m. 

Joanna Baker, b. July 7, 1681 ; d. . 

The proprietors of East New Jersey deeded land in Elizabethtown to Joseph Ogden'9 
on Jan. 20, 1697-8. On Mar. 15 of that year he gave receipt for his share of his father's 

He subscribed £00-6-9 to tne minister, Rev. John Harriman's support, Mar. 11, 1 700-1 ; 
the same year he joined with others in a petition to the King for a more suitable Governor. 
(See under No. 14, Jonathan Ogden, 2d.) 

CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

96. Joanna Ogden, bap. June 2, 1706; d. ; m. 

No. 91, John Meeker, Jr. 

97. Joseph Ogden, 3D, b. 1709; d. Apr. 29, 1761; m. 
Feb. 17, 1734-5, Esther (Conklin) Baker, 
dau. of Lewis Conklin, of Easthampton, 
L. I., and wid. of David Baker. She was 
bap. at Easthampton, Sept. 3, 1704. 

(No record of children.) 

98. Daniel Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Mary . 

99. Nathaniel Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Judith 


21. Benjamin Ogden, Jr. (Benjamin 6 , 

John 1 ), b. 1680; d. Nov. 4, 1729; m. 

Catharine . 

Benjamin Ogden, Jr.", was a resident of Elizabeth- 
town, N. J. In 171 1 he and his cousin Samuel Ogden's 

dfourtl) (feneration 

were overseers of the highways. He was connected with the riot at Newark, Sept. 10, 1700. 
The index (" Hat. Eliz.") calls him a grand juror, but his name appears among those indicted 
by grand jury, Sept. 12, 1700. (Sec tinder No. 14, Jonathan Ogden, 2d.) 

CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

100. William Ogden, b. June 1, 1704; d. Mar. 20, 1791; m. Mary . 

101. James Ogden, b. 1705 (?); d. 1737; m. Elizabeth Crowell. 

22. John Ogden (Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), b. 1689; d. Dec. 8, 1729; m. 

Oct. 27, 1717, Mary Mitchell, b. July 2, 1702; d. ; dau. of Jacob 

Mitchell and Mary Morse, his wife. 

After John Ogden's" death, letters of administration were granted to the widow, Mary 
Ogden, and Ebenezer Lyon, Dec. 15, 1729. Mary (Mitchell) Ogden afterward m. Isaac 
Jong (" Ionvg," as it appears on record), and both were sued for debts of her former husband, 
John Ogden, late of Elizabethtown, deceased. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

102. Sarah Ogden, b. Aug. 19, 171S; d. . 

103. Mary Ogden, b. Mar. 4, 1720; d. . 

104. Jacob Ogden, b. Feb. 5, 1722; d. July 31, 1730. 

105. John Ogden, Jr., b. Jan. 14, 1724; d. Sept. 27, 1817; m. Abigail Clark. 

106. Nathaniel Ogden, b. Mar. 22, 1726; m. Hannah Mott. 

107. Elijah Ogden, b May 3, 1728; d. . 



34. Jemima Pierson (Jemima Ogden 8 , John 2 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 22, 1 7 1 7 ; 

d. Nov. 23, 1804; m. 1742, James Arnett, b. circa 1714; son of James 

Arnett, Sr., and Whitehead, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 9) : 

108. Mary Arnett, b. 1744; d. Dec. 3, 1822; 1st m. 1764, Caleb Crane, Jr., b. 1740; 

d. Apr. 9, 1777; son of Caleb Crane and Mary Sarles, his wife; 2d m. Capt 
Jeremiah Ballard, b. circa 1750; d. Sept. 4, 1825, aged 75 years. 

They resided in Elizabethtown, N. J. The inscription on Capt. Jeremiah 
Ballard's tombstone in the First Pres. churchyard reads thus: "Mayor of 
the Borough, A Pillar in the Church, A Captain in the Revolutionary Army, 
And for more than thirty years A Magistrate of the County, A Christian & a 
Patriot, He sustained his various relations with great fidelity to the honor 
of religion and the advantage of his country. He was a good man." 
There were 2 children by first marriage. 

109. Elizabeth Arnett, b. circa 1745; d. Sept. 9, 1779; m. Ezekiel Woodruff, 

b. circa 1745; d. Jan. 14, 1802. 

Both are buried in First Pres. churchyard, Elizabeth, N. J. 
They had 7 children. 

no. James Arnett, b. ; d. ; m. Mary Bond, dau. of Robert Bond, 3d, and 

Mary , his wife. 

They had 1 child, 
in. Agar Arnett, b. ; d. 17S3. 

112. David Arnett, b. ; d. . 

113. John Arnett, b. ; d. ; m. Hannah Miller. 

35. John Pierson (Jemima Ogden 8 , John 2 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 22, 1720. 
(Wife's name not known.) 

CHILDREN (Chart 9) : 

114. John Pierson, Jr., b. ; d. . 

115. Elihu Pierson, b. ; d. . 

116. Jonathan Pierson, b. ; d. ; istm. Agnes Ludlow, dau. of Col. Cornelius 

Ludlow; 2d m. Sarah Woodruff 

They had 4 children. 

117. Mary Pierson, b. 1744; d. Apr. 5, 1797; m. Capt.William Brittin, Jr., b. 1738; 

d. July 22, 1783; son of William and Sarah Brittin, of Elizabethtown, N. J. 
They had 6 children. 

43. Sarah Ogden (David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 2, 1699; d. Apr. 2, 
1777; m. Nathaniel Johnson, Esq., b. 1698; d. Apr. 6, 1765; son of Eli- 
phalet Johnson and Deborah Ward, his wife. 

tftftt) c^cncratton 

Nathaniel Johnson, husb. of Sarah Ogden43, is named in "The Salisbury Memorial" 
as being entitled "Esquire," and having been a "Magistrate of respectability and wealth." 

He is first named in the " Newark Town Records" under date of Mar. 14, 1737-8, when at 
Town Meeting he with others petitions "for liberty to build a Hovel near the Meeting House, 
to shelter Horses, and Liberty was granted by vote." 

At Town Meeting held Mar. 13, 1738-9, Nathaniel Johnson and John Low were chosen 
Freeholders. On Mar. 13, . . . "The same Time, Nathaniel Johnson, David Ogden, 
Jun'r, Nathaniel Camp, Daniel Tichenor, John Crane and Capt. Nathaniel Wheeler, a 
Committee, to manage the affair with Hugh Robarts relating to the Bounds of the Parsonage 
Meadow." On Mar. 8, 1742-3, at Town Meeting "Nathaniel Wheeler, Nathaniel Johnson 
and Nathaniel Camp, were chosen to run out the Parsonage Meadow, and to prosecute 
Trespassers on the same in the Trustees Name." 

CHILDREN (Chart 9) : 

118. Thomas Johnson, b. Feb. 5, 1719; d. Nov. 11, 1759; m. . 

119. David Johnson, b. Aug. 11, 1721; d. 1776; m. Eunice Crane. 

120. Stephen Johnson, b. May 17, 1724; d. Nov. 8, 1786; 1st m. Elizabeth Dio- 

date; 2d in. Mary (Gardiner) Blague; 3d m. Abigail Leverett. 

121. Martha Johnson, b. June 19, 1728; m. Uzal Ward. 

122. Sarah Johnson, b. Nov. 2, 1731; d. Apr. 15, 1737. 

123. Catharine Johnson, b. Jan. 23, 1737; d. Nov. 2, 1782; m. No. 1S6, James Banks. 

44. Abigail Ogden (David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Feb. n, 1701-2; d. 
Mar. 4, 1738-9; m. Nov. 27, 1720, Col. Joseph Tuttle, b. Sept. 2, 1698; d. 
Nov. 5, 1789; son of Stephen Tuttle and Ruth Fitz Randolph, his wife, of 
Woodbridge, N. J. 

The "Tuttle Genealogy," p. 318, has the following biographical mention of Col. Joseph 
Tuttle, husb. of Abigail Ogden44: 

"Joseph Tuttle, b. Sept. 2, i6gS; at Newark, N. J. appt. supervisor of highways, 
March 8, 1725; clerk for entering strays, March 9, 1730; one of the overseers of the poor 
and fence viewer; bought lands in Hanover, 1724-25, and removed there some years later. 
In 1734 he bought a tract of 1,250 acres at Hanover Neck, on the Whippany and Passaic 
rivers, near the confluence. A deed, supposed to be of this property, dated Jan. 22, 1733-34. 
given by John and Samuel Johnson to Joseph Tuttle, blacksmith. He was a Justice of 
the Peace; a Colonel of militia, and a dea. of the chh. He was a widower and blind some 
years before his death, Nov. 3, 1789, aged 91 yrs. His monument, an altar stone in the 
Whippany graveyard, has an inscription composed by the Rev. Dr. Green : 

"'The tender names of father, husband, friend, 
And neighbor kind, did through his life extend; 
In church and state he virtuous honor gain'd, 
And all his offices with truth sustained. 
As deacon, elder, colonel, judge, he shone, 
While heaven was his hope, his rest, his home. 
Laden'd with honours usefulness & years, 
He drop'd this clay, & with ye saints appears. '" 

His wife's monument (a plain slab) says: "Here Lyes ye Body of mrs Abigail Tuttle 
wife of Coll Joseph Tuttle Dec'd Augst ye 26 1751 Aged About 50 years." 

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CHILDREN (Chart 9) : 

124. Ruth Tuttle, b. Apr. 9, 1722; d. Apr. 4, 1789; 1st m. Silas Haines; 2d m. 

David Kitchel. 

125. Samuel Tuttle, b. Apr. 2, 1724; d. Jan. 3, 1762; m. Rachel Ford. 

126. John Tuttle, b. Mar. 19, 1726;. d. ; m. Joanna (Johnson) Campfield. 

127. Joseph Tuttle, Jr., b. Mar. 10, 1728; d. Sept. 16, 1800; m. Jemimah Haines. 

128. David Tuttle, b. Oct. 4, 1730; d. Nov. 12, 1815; m. Sarah Cole. 

129. Moses Tuttle, b. Nov. 19, 1732; d. July 11, 1819; m. Jane Ford. 

130. Abigail Tuttle, b. Oct. 13, 1734; d. Sept. 7, 1751. 

131. Comfort Tuttle, b. May 10, 1736; d. Nov. 6, 1738. 

(See "Tuttle Genealogy.") 

45. Uzal Ogden (David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. circa 1705; d. circa 1780; 

m. Elizabeth Charlotte Thebaut, dau. of Gabriel Lewis Th6baut, 

of the island of Antigua. 

The earliest record of Uzal Ogdenjs is under date of Apr. 15, 1740, at which time 
he unites with brothers John46 and David47 in the purchase of property afterward known 
as the Ringwood Iron Works or mines in Sussex Co., N. J. The first item in Trinity Church 
(Newark) records bears date Mar. 21, 1742-3: "Trinity Church to Uzal Ogden Dr. To 
one gallon rum for the stone diggers £0-4-." He appears to have furnished all the labor 
and material, or else was treasurer of the funds. 

From 1743 to 1762 he is named in Essex Co. court minutes as Justice or County Judge. 
In 1748 he is one of a committee to grant pardon to rebels. In 1755 Gov. Belcher issued a 
proclamation granting friendly Indians of the province the privilege of acknowledging their 
allegiance to the English government and of being protected by His Majesty's subjects. 
They were to be enrolled by a magistrate for each county, given a certificate, and be desig- 
nated by wearing a red ribbon on the head for protection. Uzal Ogden4s was appointed 
magistrate for Essex Co. to register such Indians as should apply. 

He was appointed, Feb. 16, 1 7 59, administrator of estate of John Bruen, Jr. At the April 
term of court, 1763, he was appointed Sheriff of Essex Co. In 1765 he and brother John46 
sold the Ringwood Mines to Samuel Gouverneur. In 1778 is a Warden of Trinity Church, 
Newark, and Apr. 5, of following year, is requested to write his son, Rev. Dr. Uzal^s, to 
preach in Trinity Church. His death and burial are not recorded, though they probably 
occurred in Newark, N.J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

132. Lewis Ogden, b. 1730; d. Sept. 18, 1798; m. Margaret Gouverneur. 

133. Gabriel Ogden, b. ; d. 1788; m. . 

134. John Ogden, b. ; d. . 

135. Elizabeth Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Robert Johnston. 

136. Moses Ogden, b. 1736; d. July 1, 1814; m. June 10, 1759, Mary Johnson. 

Records of St. John's Epis. Ch., Elizabethtown, N. J., state Moses Ogden 
was of Newark, and Mary Johnson was of Elizabethtown. 
(No record of children.) 

137. Mary Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Peter Schuyler; b. June 7, 1723; d. ; 

son of Philip Schuyler and Hester Kingsland, his wife. 
(No record of children.) 

138. Uzal Ogden, Jr., b. 1744; d. Nov. 4, 1822; m. Mary Gouverneur. 

139. Charles Ogden, b. 1748; d. July 31, 1815; 1st m. Hannah Gouverneur; 

2d m. Ann Clark. 


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46. Judge John Ogden (David 9 , David 3 , John"), b. circa 1709; d. 
Feb. 14, 1795, in 87th year; m. Hannah Sayer, b. 1709; d. Oct. 20, 1757, 
aged 48 ; dau. of Jonathan Sayer. 

Judge John "Ogden* 6 is known as "John Ogden of Newark, " where he was a promi- 
nent lawyer and judge, and in the Essex County court minutes is continuously mentioned 
from 1742 to 1776 as Justice, Judge, etc. 

On Apr. 15, 1740, he joined with his uncle Josiah'° and brothers UzaUs and David-" in 
the purchase of the Ringwood property, forming the Ringwood Mining Company, he sold 
his interest to Samuel Gouverneur in 1765. 

He was greatly hated and persecuted by the English and Tories during the Revolution- 
ary War, and "Atkinson's Hist. Newark" thus speaks of their treatment of him: "Justice 
John Ogden, whom you know, had his house robbed of every thing they could carry away. 
They ripped open his beds, broke his desk to pieces, and destroyed a great number of im- 
portant papers, deeds, wills, etc. belonging to himself and others; and the more he entreated 
them to desist from such unprofitable and pernicious waste, the more outrageous they were. 
They hauled a sick son out of his bed, whose life had been despaired of some time, and 
grossly abused him, threatening him with death in a variety of forms." 

John Ogden-hs and his wife were buried in the old churchyard on Broad street, Newark, 
N. J.; the epitaphs were copied in "Conger's Notes," the old tombstones being removed 
to Fairmount Cemetery and buried under the monument erected to commemorate the 

rem ° VaL CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

140. Jemima Ogden, b. ; d. ; 1st m. Stephen Johnson; 2d m. Stephen 

Day, Jr. 

141. Comfort Ogden, b. June 6, 1730; d. Nov. 25, 1736. 

142. Hannah Ogden, b. Sept. 7, 1737; d. June 25, 1780; m. Rev. James Caldwell. 

143. Abigail Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. David Crane, Jr., b. circa 1721; d. 

Mar. 6, 1794, aged 73; son of David Crane. 

Abigail Ogden'43 was second wife of David Crane, Jr., who 1st m. 
Sarah A. Dodd, b. 1734; d. Mar. 6, 1772, aged 38 years, and by whom his 
seven children were probably born; viz. Stephen; David D., b. Sept. 19, 
1763; Joseph; Aaron; Phebe; Anna; Jedediah. 

David Crane, Jr., lived in Newark, N. J. He was chosen surveyor of 
highways Mar. 13, 1753, and at various times to 1779 was overseer of high- 
ways, surveyor of town and pound master. 

144. John Ogden, Jr., b. 1743; d. Oct. 18, 1815; m. Rhoda Pierson. 

145. Aaron Ogden, b. Nov. 20, 1744; d. Mar. 5, 1801; 1st m. Hannah Crane; 2dm. 

Mary Olden; 3d m. Mary (Vance, Sayer) Hamilton. 

146. Martha Ogden, b. June 19, 1746; d. June 26, 1746. 

147. Joseph Ogden, b. July 14, 1748; d. 1826 (?); 1st m. Rhoda Baker; 2d m. 

Mary (Reading) Gray. 

47. David Ogden, 3D (David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. circa 1711 ; d. Jan. 28, 
1750, in his 40th year; m. No. 51, Catharine Ogden, b. 1709; d. Hart- 
ford, Conn., 1797; dau. of No. 10, Col. Josiah Ogden and Catharine 
Hardenbroeck, his wife. 

The " Newark Records " indicate that David Ogden, 3D47, was a lawyer in Newark, and 
was called "David Ogden, Esq." He was buried in the old graveyard on Broad street, 

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Newark, and his gravestone was one of the many buried under the monument erected in 
Fairmount Cemetery to commemorate the removal. The inscriptions were upon removal 
copied by city authority; the only one bearing the name Ogden was that of David4S, which 
inscription is entered as No. 93 and reads thus : 

"Here lies enterr'd the body of 

David Ogden Esq who died 

the 28 day of January A.D. 1750 

in the 40th year of his age." 

His widow Catharine Ogdensi 2 d m. Feb. 19, 1761, Isaac Longworth, 2d son of 
Thomas and Dorcas Longworth, of Newark, N.J. It is said that Thomas Longworth was 
born in England, and died in Newark, Sept. 4, 1747, aged 56 years, having held several 
town offices. 

Isaac Longworth 1st m. Sarah , who d. Jan. 19, 1754, aged 23 years; 2d m. 

Catharine Ogdensi, by whom it is said there were two sons and a daughter. She appears 
to have been living with her son Jacob Ogden's* in Hartford, Conn., at the time of her death. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

148. David Ogden, 4TH, b. ; d. (no record). 

149. Caleb Ogden, b. 1739 or 1740; d. . 

In 1755, April term of court, Newark, he is a witness in a suit — Catharine 
Ogden vs. Nathaniel Ward. In 1759, Apr. 12, he enlists in Capt. Richard 
Smith's Co. N. Y. Provincial troops, at N. Y. City; gives his birthplace as 
Newark, his age 19, and occupation, hatter. May 9, 1760, he enlists in Capt. 
Abraham Deforest's Co. as Sergeant, and gives his age as 21. Apr. 6, 17 61, 
he is commissioned Lieutenant in same company. 

In 1 761 Caleb Ogden>« is a freeman in New York City, a hatter, P. (The 
letter "P" indicates he had taken out license to trade and had paid the fee.) 
In June 1763 and Feb. 1764 there are charges in William Graham's account 
book against Caleb Ogden, each being for a suit of clothes. In 1764 he and 
William King are bondsmen (tavern license) for Peter Calmus. In 1765 
he is overseer of the poor in Newark, N. J. 

150. Abigail Ogden, b. ; d. (no record). 

151. James Ogden, b. ; d. (no record). 

152. Jacob Ogden, b. Nov. 10, 1749; d. Mar. 30, 1825; m. 1772, Jerusha Rockwell. 

Child of Isaac Longworth and No. 51, Catharine Ogden: 

153. Catharine Longworth, b. 1762; d. New York City, Nov. 27, 1782. She fled to 

New York from Newark, caught a cold which resulted in her death, and is 
said to be buried in Trinity churchyard, N. Y. City. A memorial ring has 
this inscription: "Catharine Longworth, ob. 27 Nov' 1782 ae. 20." An 
enameled gold ring is now in the possession of the family of David J. 
Ogden "3«; a l S o her toilet case, a small round table, and valuable family 

48. Elizabeth Ogden (David , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. 

Capt. John Johnson; b. 1705; d. Oct. 4, 1752; son of Eliphalet Johnson 
and Deborah Ward, his wife. 

The "Newark Town Records" show that Capt. John Johnson was overseer of the 
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CHILDREN (Chart 9) : 

154. Eliphalet Johnson, b. 1727; d. May 10, 1795; m. . 

155. Uzal Johnson, b. 1731; d. Sept. 10, 1804; 1st m. Phebe Wick, b. 1734; d. 

Nov. 18, 1788; 2d m. Oct. 15, 1789, Mary (Scudder) Hale, dau. of John 
Scudder, Jr., of Westfield, N. J., and wid. of Charles Hale. She afterward m. 
John Dean of Springfield, N. J. 

156. John Johnson, Jr., b. 1749; d. Sept. 3, 1814; 1st m. Lillias ; 2d m. Abigail 


157. David' Johnson, b. ; d. . 

158. Abigail Johnson, b. ; d. . 

159. Phebe Johnson, b. ; d. . 

160. Kezia Johnson, b. ; d. . 

161. Comfort Johnson, b. ; d. . 

162. Martha Johnson, b. ; d. . 

163. Sarah Johnson, b. ; d. . 

164. Elizabeth Ann Johnson, b. ; d. . 

49. Martha Ogden (David 9 , David 3 , John"), b. 1716; d. Feb. 7, 1802; 
1st m. Caleb Sayer, b. 1709; d. July 14, 1752 ; 2d m. Thomas Eagles. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 9): 

165. Ichabod Sayer, b. Aug. 24, 1735; d. . 

166. Jonathan Sayer, b. Apr. 15, 1738; d. . 

167. David Sayer, b. Nov. 8, 1740; d. . 

168. Stephen Sayer, b. Jan. 7, 1742; d. . 

169. Caleb Sayer, b. July 19, 1745; d. . 

170. Uzal Sayer, b. Sept. 5, 1747; d. . 

171. Ananias Sayer, b. Feb. 10, 1749; d. . 

50. Judge David Ogden (Josiah 10 , David 3 , John'), b. Newark, N. J., 
1707; d. Flushing, Long Id., N. Y., 1798; m. Apr. 21, 1736, Gertrude 
Gouverneur, b. Mar. 5, 1716; d. Newark, N. J., Dec. 30, 1775; dau. of 
Isaac Gouverneur and Sarah Statts, his wife. 

Judge David Ogden 5° was a man of rare ability and attainment, of high scholarship and 
undoubted integrity of character, and a prominent leader of men. His activities occurred 
in troublous times and the full display of his powers was somewhat checked by them, 
yet he stands above his fellows in intrinsic worth and honesty of purpose. There appears 
to be no official record of his birth and death, but they may be nearly arrived at by his will, 
etc. He was born at Newark, N. J., 1707, and died at Flushing, Queens Co., N. Y., between 
May 19, 1798 (date of will) and Aug. 6 of same year, when will was proved. 

"Atkinson Hist, of Newark," after speaking of the great questions then rocking the 
cradle of American Independence, goes on to say: "The attitude of one family in particular 
commanded attention. This was the rich, powerful, influential and cultured Ogden family 
The head of the family was Judge David Ogden, son of Colonel Josiah Ogden. Judge 
Ogden was educated at Yale College, graduating with high honors in 1728, and apart from 
his wealth, which in those days was quite large, commanded wide-spread influence in the 
Province. He had long been a member of his Majesty's Council and was also for many 
years a Justice of the Supreme Court. He espoused the cause of King George. What hap- 


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pened after the outbreak of hostilities is described by the Judge himself in a document 
of rare merit printed in London in 1784 and entitled 'The Claim of David Ogden, Esq.' 
Surely it is due to the memory of these distinguished American Loyalists to recollect that 
their motives were beyond doubt anything but low — were in fact the very opposite of 
mean, and as they appear to us through the microscope of a century they represent only 
an honorable high-toned and exalted sentiment." 

Allying himself with the Loyalist side during the Revolutionary War, Judge David 
Ogden5° naturally awakened the antipathy of the Continental party and was subjected 
to many indignities and persecutions. The "New York Historical Collections" for 1875 
has the following letter from Gen. Pattison to Lieut. Hills: 

"To Lieutenant Hills 

"Sir "New York, May 24, 1780. 

" A Complaint having been made to Major Gen'l Pattison of your having very ill treated 
M r Ogden a Gentleman & Refugee, who Fled upon a Principle of Loyalty from the Province 
of New Jersey: the General directs me to say that he is convinced you could not have 
known the Rank and Character of the Man you so attacked, but upon being informed 
that he is one of the King's Council for the Province of New Jersey, as well as one of the 
Judges of the Supreme Court, and added to this, a most respectable Character in Private 
Life, the General doubts not that you will make him such an apology as one Gentleman 
ought to do to another, and thereby prevent this matter being brought to a more disagree- 
able Issue. I am, Sir &c 

[Signed by Aide-de-Camp, Stephen Payne Adye] S. P. A. 
"To Lieut Hills 

A more complete account of Judge David Ogden'ss° career comes from "The Judicial 
and Civil Hist, of N. J." and is as follows: 

"It is a fact which has perhaps escaped the attention of historians, that some of the 
strongest and ablest men in the profession of the law became devoted loyalists. David 
Ogden was one of these, and he embraced the side of the King of England from pure con- 
victions of duty, for he was an honest man, and his decisions for his own individual guidance 
were based upon what he deemed just and right. . . . 

"David Ogden was born at Newark, very early in the eighteenth century. He was 
educated at Yale, where he was matriculated in 1728. He then read law in New York, 
and after completing his studies began practice in Newark. He was not a dazzling nor a 
brilliant man, and could not be called a genius, but he had better qualifications than those 
generally accompanying genius, to equip him for a lawyer's life. He was clear-headed, of 
uncommon good sense, of unfailing judgment, and added to these excellent aids to success 
in the legal profession, the most untiring industry, unsurpassed by any of his contemporaries 
at the bar. Very soon, he was the acknowledged leader of the profession in New Jersey. 
He received an appointment to the bench, as associate justice, in 1772. No man of his 
time was better equipped than he for the performance of the duties of this office. His 
inexhaustible stores of learning, his clear perception and honesty of purpose, were qualifi- 
cations which admirably fitted him for the office of judge. But he could not have had a 
fair opportunity of displaying his capability for the position. He was appointed in troublous 
times, at a period when it must have been apparent to the most casual observer that the 
issue between the colonies and England must soon be submitted to the arbitrament of the 
sword. When the lawyers refused to purchase stamps, he united with them in their action ; 
but he was a loyalist and an honest one. When hostilities actually began and it was not 
safe for him longer to remain in the place of his birth, he removed to New York and resided 
there during the war. His convictions of duty drove him to decided action, and he devoted 
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successful, and never despaired until the last moment, of its final triumph. He busied him- 
self most industriously with his pen. Among his productions was one which provided for 
a plan for. the government of the colonies after their submission, which, as he expressed it, 
'was certain and soon to happen, if proper measures were not neglected.' His plan was 
quite complex, but it is somewhat amusing to notice that it embraced perfect self-govern- 
ment by the colonies through a parliament and officers chosen by the colonists, with power 
of taxation vested only in the Continental Parliament. Among other propositions made 
by Mr. Ogden was the creation of Barons from among the freeholders and inhabitants of 
the colonies, who were to compose a house of Peers for the American Parliament. Perhaps 
David Ogden might have had in his mind one inhabitant of the provinces who, he thought, 
would make an excellent member of the proposed House of Lords and who ought to be 
made a Baron. 

"After the independence of the Republic was acknowledged by the British government, 
Mr. Ogden went to England and became agent for the loyalists in the prosecution of their 
claims for compensation for losses they had sustained by their adherence to the King. He 
returned from England in 1790, and resided in Long Island until his death, which occurred 
in 1800." 

The date of Judge David Ogden'ss° death given above is incorrect, as his will made 
May 1 g, 1798, was proved Aug. 6 of same year. In this will he gives son Nicholas 1 * 1 a farm at 
Flushing, "if his reputation for Patriotism is good enough for him to take and hold it;" 
if not, it is to go in trust to Aaron Burr, Richard Varick, Peter Kemble, of New York, and 
Richard Stockton of Princeton, N. J. He speaks of unsettled affairs between him and his 
sons Abraham"? 6 and Samuel 1 ? 8 , which he had already attempted to settle by arbitration. 
Mention is made of a bond or obligation he holds against Samuel 1 ' 8 , given about 1770, for 
the purchase of the Boonton estate in Morris Co., N. J.; he advises his executors to wait 
one month for payment of same, then proceed to collect by law. He gives daughter Sarah 
(Ogden) Hoffmanns his post-chaise and harness, and his son Isaacs $500. The executors 
are Aaron Burr, Richard Varick, Richard Stockton, and son Nicholas Ogden" 81 . 

Gertrude (Gouverneur) Ogden, wife of Judge David Ogdenso, was a member of the 
Gouverneur family of New York. In the old Gouverneur Bible her birth is thus recorded: 
"In the year of our Lord 17 16, on the 5th of March, on Tuesday morning at six o'clock, was 
born our sixth daughter and was called Gertrude and was baptized by the Rev. Du Bois. 
Godfather Philip Schuyler. Godmother [Anne] Elizabeth Schuyler \ni'e Staats, maternal 
aunt of the child]." 

The following record found elsewhere states: 

"New York Jan 15. On the 30th Ultimo Dec. 1775, at Newark in New Jersey, Mrs 
Ogden, the wife of the Hon. David Ogden Esq. departed this life in the 60th year of her Age, 
after a painful and lingering Illness; which she bore with that Fortitude and Resignation 
which truly characterize the good Christian ; patiently waiting for that happy period which 
would end her sorrows. Complaisance with strict Sincerity, — Humility without meanness, — 
Beneficence without Ostentation, — Devoutness without Superstition, — and in the several 
duties of Wife and Parent, Tenderness and Affection, were amiable Qualities which ren- 
dered her worthy of the Regard and Esteem of her Husband, Children, and Acquaintance 
and justly implanted in each one a lasting Reverence to her Memory." 

CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

172. Isaac Ogden, b. Oct. 17, 1737; d. Aug. 29, 1740. 

173. Josiah Ogden, b. Feb. 14, 1739 (o. s.); d. . 

174. Isaac Ogden, b. Jan. 12, 1740 (o. s.); d. Sept. 10, 1S24; 1st m. Mary Browne; 

2d m. Sarah Hanson. 

175. Sarah Ogden, b. Sept. 8, 1742; d. July 30, 1821; m. Nicholas Hoffman. 


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176. Abraham Ogden, b. Dec. 30, 1743 (o.s.V, d. Jan. 31, 1798; m. Sarah F. Ludlow. 

177. Catharine Ogden, b. July 8, 1745; d. July 28, 1748. 

178. Samuel Ogden, b. Dec. 9, 1746; d. Dec. 1, 1810; m. Euphemia Morris. 

179. Nicholas Ogden, b. Aug. 18, 1749; d. Aug. 11, 1752. 

180. Peter Ogden, b. Dec. 20, 1750; d. July 11, 1752. 

181. Nicholas Ogden, b. May 30, 1753; d. Feb. 24, 1812; m. Hannah Cuyler. 

182. Peter Ogden, b. Dec. 16, 1757; d. . 

52. Mary Ogden (Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Newark, N. J., Aug. 7, 
1711; d. Aug. 18, 1751; m. Sept. 11, 1729, James Banks, b. North Fields, 
Eng., Aug. 2, 1709. 

The " Newark Town Records," Mar. 8, 1736-7, makes this mention of James Banks: 
" The feed of the burying Place was sold to James Banks, for the insuing Year for 40 s. 
to be paid to the support of the Poor, except so much as is necessary to repair the Fence 
of s'd burying Place." 

March 5, 1749 : "The vote was renewed for preserving the Wood on the Parsonage 
Land, which was passed March 10th 1746-7." James Banks is one of several "to take 
Care of said wood and prosecute Offenders." 

CHILDREN (Chart 10): 

183. Sarah Banks, b. Aug. 22, 1730; d. Feb. 15, 1734. 

184. Mary Banks, b. Jan. 31, 1732-3; m. Root 

185. Catharine Banks, b. Dec. 5, 1733; d. y. 

186. James Banks, Jr., b. Aug. 12, 1735; d. Dec. 28, 1775; m. No. 123, Catharine 


187. Josiah Banks, b. May 12, 1737; d. . 

188. Jacob Ogden Banks, b. Apr. 21, 1739; d. . 

189. David Banks, b. May 14, 1743; d. . 

190. Sarah Banks, b. Feb. 10, 1744-5; d. . 

191. Joseph Banks, b. Feb. 15, 1746-7; d. May 23, 1821; m. Anna Williams. 
192.JTSAAC Banks, b. Nov. 11, 1749; d. July 11, 1750. 

193. (Catharine Banks, b. twin, Nov. 11, 1749; m. Josiah Beach. 

194. Isaac Banks, b. Aug. 10, 1751; d. . 

53. Dr. Jacob Ogden (Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Newark, N. J., circa 
1722; d. Jamaica, Long Id., N. Y., Sunday, Sept. 3, 1780, in 59th year; 

m. Elizabeth Bradford, dau. of William Bradford and Sytje 

Santford, his wife. 

Dr. Jacob Ogdens3 was a celebrated physician of his time. After receiving his medical 
education, he removed to Jamaica, Long Island, where he gained an extensive practice 
that continued until his death in 1780, which occurred by accident through his horse taking 
fright. He is mentioned in several medical works as a leader in his profession; he became 
widely known by his letters on "Malignant sore throat distemper," published about 1764, 
the disease then being prevalent on Long Island and elsewhere, and proving very mortal. 

Dr. Francis said of him that "when medicine was obscured by prejudice, encumbered 
by forms and shrouded in mystery, he thought and acted for himself and proved by a long 
course of success that he was not only an original thinker, but a sagacious observer. " 

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When General Woodhull was mortally wounded in Sept. 1776 by the sabres of the 
British light horse, he was carried to a tavern in Jamaica, where Dr. Ogden and his pupil 
Minema, afterward his successor, were refused permission to dress his wounds, a British 
surgeon being afterward called in. For thirty years after Dr. Jacob Ogden's53 death he 
was remembered in Jamaica, and his name was spoken with love and veneration. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

195. Catharine Ogden, b. Nov. 29, 1746; d. Feb. 22, 1828; m. Philip Van Cortlandt. 

196. Elizabeth Ogden, b. June 21, 1748; d. Sept. 17, 1749. 

197. Elizabeth Ogden, 2d, b. Mar. 25, 1750; d. ; m. Peter McKie. 

198. Anna Maria Ogden, b. June 21, 175 — ; d. ; m. James Creighton. 

199. William Ogden, b. 1756; d. same year. 

200. William Ogden, 2D, b. July 8, 1757; d. July 26, 1757. 

201. Sally Ogden, b. Oct. 14, 1761; d. . 

202. Jacob Ogden, Jr., b. Dec. 26, 1762; d. ; m. Mary De Peyster. 

203. Philip Ogden, b. Jan. 17, 1764; d. Mar. 22, 1764. 

204. William Ogden, 3D, b. Mar. 21, 1766; d. ; m. Susan Murray. 

205. Cornelia Ogden, b. Nov. 7, 1768; d. ; m. John Bainbridge. 

54. Josiah Ogden, Jr. (Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. 

June 14, 1753, Mary Bancker, b. 1722; d. . 

CHILDREN (Chart i): 

206. John Ogden, b. ; d. . 

207. Henry Ogden, b. ; d. . 

57. Jemima Ogden (John 11 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. circa 1709; d. Nov. 26, 
1776; m. Judge Daniel Pierson, b. Orange, N. J., 1703; d. Orange, Oct. 
10, 1777 ; son of Samuel Pierson and Mary Harrison, his wife. 
CHILDREN (Chart 10): 

208. Nathaniel Pierson, b. ; d. . 

209. Jonas Pierson, b. ; d. . 

210. Daniel Pierson, Jr., b. ; d. . 

211. Aaron Pierson, b. ; d. . 

212. James Pierson, b. 1748; d. Oct. S, 174S. 

213. Jemima Pierson, b. ; d. . 

214. Abigail Edo Pierson, b. ; d. . 

215. Mary Ward Pierson, b. ; d. . 

59. Elizabeth Ogden (John 11 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. circa 17 16; d. Nov. 18, 

1752, in 37th year; m. Capt. James Nutman, Jr., b. circa 1717; d. 

Apr. 5, 1785 ; son of James Nutman. 

(Capt. James Nutman, Jr., 2d m. Lydia Rogers, wid. of a Mr. Crane, 
and by her had Elizabeth, Lydia, Keziah, and Isaac Nutman.) 

Capt. James Nutman, Jr., husb. of Elizabeth Ogdensg, was a man of wide experience 
and took much interest in public affairs. In Nov., 1736, he was one of a committee "to'agree 

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with Mr. Burr concerning the work of the Ministry among us." On Mar. 9, 1756, he and 
others were a committee to inspect "Encroachments on the Parsonage." The proprietors 
of East New Jersey had originally granted several lots of land for the use of a parsonage, 
there being but one organized religious society at the time. Aftenvard there were three 
societies, and on Mar. 10, 1761, a committee was appointed to take proper steps toward 
a division of said parsonage lands among the three church societies, James Nutman, Jr., 
being one of the committee. But it seems the matter was not adjusted till seven years 
later — Mar. 8, 1768, when it was voted by a large majority that the parsonage lands in 
Newark should be divided between the three congregations, the First Presbyterian Church, 
the Church of England, and the Mountain Society. The trustees of the First Presbyterian 
Church, being present, forbid meddling with the parsonage lands, as they claimed said lands 
as their exclusive property, but a committee was appointed to settle the difficulty, Thomas 
Longworth and Capt. James Nutman, Jr., being the members for the Church of England. 
It was voted Mar. 13, 1764, "that the Parsonage Meadow be hired for the ensuing year, 
Nehemiah Baldwin, James Nutman, Jr., and Amos Harrison Esq'rs to receive the Money, 
equally to be paid to the Priests of said Town." 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

216. James Nutman, 3D, b. ; d. . 

217. Sarah Nutman, b. ; d. . 

60. Sarah Ogden (John", David 3 , John"), b. circa 1718; d, Feb. 17, 
1795; m. Isaac Pierson, b. 1718; d. Apr. 14, 1803. 

CHILDREN (Chart 9): 

218. John Pierson, b. ; d. . 

219. Uzal Pierson, b. ; d. . 

220. Isaac Pierson, Jr., b. ; d. . 

221. Hannah Pierson, b. ; d. . 

61. Isaac Ogden (John 11 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 23, 1722; d. Apr. 9, 

1776; m. Jane Black, b. Apr. 15, 1723; d. Aug. 31, 1788; dau. 

of Alexander Black. 

Isaac Ogden^j was one of the subscribers to the first church at Rockaway, Morris Co., 
N. J. The subscription paper is quite a curiosity, and is thus headed: "March 2 1758 We 
the Inhabitence of rockaway pigenhil and upper inhabetence at the colonals forges and 
places agesant being met together In order to consult together about a place to set a 
meting hous and being all well agread that the most sutable place for the hoi setelments 
Is upon the small plain a letel above bemans forge which is below the first small brok upon 
that rode up to Samuel Johnson 

"and we the subscribers a blig ourselves to pay toward building a house at that place 
the sums to our names afixed. " 

Forty persons signed this paper, and the same day another paper was signed by twenty- 
nine of the aforesaid, which reads: "We the subscribers do by these mannefest It to be our 
desier to Joyn with pasipaney to call and settel a minnester to have the one half of the 
preachen at posipaney and the other half at rockaway and each part to be eakwel in payen 
a minnester." 

In the first paper the name is spelled "Isak Ogden" and in the second it is "Isaac 

He probably removed from Newark, N. J., to Ohio in early life. The records of Franklin 
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CHILDREN (Chart i): 

222. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Mar. 22, 1746; d. . 

223. Isaac Ogden, b. Dec. 10, 1747; d. . 

224. Oliver Ogden, b. Jan. 26, 1750; d. Dec. 7, 1S40. 

225. Sarah Ogden, b. Nov. 11, 1751; d. . 

226. Mary Ogden, b. Feb. 17, 1754; d. . 

227. Nancy Ogden, b. Dec. 15, 1756; d. . 

22S. Alexander Ogden, b. Nov. 16, 1757; d. . 

229. Catharine Ogden, b. Oct. S, 1759; d. . 

230. Moses Ogden, b. Feb. 5, 1762; d. Feb. 17, 1825; m. Lydia Strowbridge. 

231. John Ogden, b. Jan. 12, 1765; d. . 

62. David Ogden (Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Elizabeth, N. J., 171 2; 

buried Morristown, N. J., Apr. 16, 1777, aged 65 years; m. Anne 

Burwell, of Madison, N. J. ; buried Morristown, N. J., Mar. 22, 1795, aged 
77 years. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

232. John Ogden, b. 1740; d. Aug. 7, 1S10; m. Phebe Howard. 

233. David Ogden, Jr., b. 1742; d. 1790; m. Mary Wilkinson. 

234. Mary Ogden, b. 1743; d. Aug. 21, 1S14; m. Alexander Carmichael. 

235. Abigail Ogden, b. 1745; d. ; m. Thomas Stiles. 

236. Stephen Ogden, b. 1750; d. Jan. 21, 1S0S; m. Charity Fairchild. 

237. Sarah Ogden, b. 1753; d. Nov. 27, 1815; m. Jacob Tappan. 
23S. Eunice Ogden, b. 1755; d. ; m. Philip Post. 

64. Stephen Ogden (Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Elizabeth, N. J., 
1 7 18; d. Basking Ridge, N. J., Jan. 8, 1764; m. 1740, Elizabeth Whitaker, 
b. circa 1724; d. July 16, 1795, aged 71 ; dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth 

Stephen Ogden64 was an agriculturist and lived at Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., N.J. 
The town was so named from the large number of cavalry horses that could be seen basking 
in the sun on the ridge when the Revolutionary army was quartered at Morristown, near 
by. He was a freeholder in Somerset Co. July 17, 1753, but little else is known of him. 
He died intestate and his wid. Elizabeth was made administratrix Mar. 20, 1764. 

Elizabeth (Whitaker) Ogden, w. of Stephen Ogden^-i, 2d m. Jan. 21, 1768, Samuel 
Roberts of Barnardstown, N. J., her dau. Elizabeth 2 -! 2 being married the same day to Dr. 
Oliver Barnet, of " Barnet Hall." 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

239. Jonathan Ogden, b. Nov. 16, 1743; d. Jan. 16, 1825; m. Abigail Gardner. 

240. Phebe Ogden, b. 1746; d. May 26, 1836; m. Samuel Haines. 

241. Nathaniel Ogden, b. ; d. Nov. 18, 1826; m. Elizabeth Collins. 

242. Elizabeth Ogden, b. May 12, 1751; d. s. p. ; m. Jan. 21, 1768, Dr. Oliver 

Barnet, b. 1743; d. 1809; of "Barnet Hall," New Germantown, N. J. 

Dr. Barnet was a man of wealth, relinquished his practice of medicine, 
gave much attention to his property, and entertained lavishly. 

243. Isaac Ogden, b. 1764; d. May 6, 1829; m. Hannah Stoothoff. 

244. Sarah Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. John Gaston. 


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65. Abigail Ogden (Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Apr. 1725 ; d. Jan. 30, 
1802 ; m. circa 1745, Thomas Price, Jr., b. Oct. 4, 1723; d. Jan. 21, 1802; 
son of Thomas Price. 

Thomas Price, Jr., husb. of Abigail Ogden^s, was son of Thomas Price, gr. son of John 
Price, and gt. gr. son of Benjamin Price, one of the original associates of Elizabeth, N. J. 
His mother was Mary Rolfe (sometimes called "Ralph"), a dau. of Joseph Rolfe, High 
Sheriff of Middlesex Co. and a prominent man; he was son of John Rolfe of Cambridge, 
Mass., and gr. son of Henry Rolfe of Newbury, Mass. 

CHILDREN (Chart n): 

245. Robert Price, b. Jan. 16, 1746. (No further mention.) 

246. Ralph Price, b. Apr. 24, 1749; d. Dec. 2, 1815; m. Elizabeth Woodruff. 

247. Thomas Aice, 3D, b. Sept. 27, 1751; d. Sept. 18, 1827; m. Rachel Badgley. 

248. Stephen Price, b. Nov. 5, 1753; d. Mar. 30, 1828; m. Hannah Chandler. 

249. Elihu Price, b. Mar. 29, 1756; d. ; m. Martha Woodruff. 

250. Abner Price, b. July 22, 1758; d. ; m. Margaret Badgley. 

251. Rebecca Price, b. July 11, 1761; d. Aug. 18, 1831; m. David Simpson. 

252. Tenrub Price, b. Dec. 8, 1763; d. Oct. 11, 1840; m. Susannah Haines. 

253. Abigail Price, b. Sept. 8, 1766; d. May 4, 1832; m. Isaac Crane. 

67. Elizabeth Ogden (Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), bap. Feb. 3, 1712; 
d. Jan. 10, 1785; m. Nathaniel Condit, b. circa 1703; d. June 23, 1746, 
aged 43 yrs. ; son of Peter Condit and Mary Harrison, his wife, of Orange, 

The "Condit Genealogy" says: "Nathaniel Condit was born at Newark, N. J., 
about the year 1703. He married Elizabeth Ogden, of Orange, a daughter of Swain Ogden 
and Mary Ackerman, who was born in 1711, and died January 10, 1785, aged 74 years. 

"Very little is known concerning Nathaniel. He lived in Orange, and the homestead 
is said to have been on Scotland street, near Main. There is no will on record. He died 
June 23, 1746, at the age of 43 years. Their graves are in the old burying ground, Orange. " 
CHILDREN (Chart 9): 

254. Peter Condit, b. 1731; d. Orange, N.J., Feb. 21, 1770; m. Eunice Smith, dau. 

of Joseph Smith, of Orange. 

Peter Condit's 2 54 will is dated Dec. 16, 1769, and was proved Mar. 17, 
1770. In it he mentions a daughter, but gives no name. 

255. Nathaniel Condit, Jr., b. ; d. (infant). 

256. Stephen Condit, b. 173S; d. unm. Jan. 9, 1765. 

257. Timothy Condit, b. Dec. 15, 1740; d. Sept. 9, 1791; m. Elizabeth Lindsley. 

258. Mary Condit, b. ; d. ; m. George Personette. 

259. Sarah Condit, b. ; d. ; m. Harrison. 

260. Susannah Condit, b. ; d. ; m. Ward. 

68. David Ogden (Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), bap. May 17, 1714; d. 
Oct. 19, 1751 ; m. . 

We have no direct record of David Ogden's 68 marriage. It is assumed from the fact 
the Crane Family trace their ancestry back to Joanna Ogden, dau. of David Ogden, of 

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Orange, N. J. His grave is in the old cemetery at Orange, close to that of his father and 

mother, Swaine and Mary Ogden, with this inscription on the headstone : 

"Here lyes y e Body of 

David Ogden aged 

38 years 9 mo & 19 

D s Dec' 1 Oct' y e 

i9 ,h I75I-" 

CHILD (Chart 1): 

261. Joanna Ogden, b. 1750; d. Dec. 9, 1822; m. Isaac Crane. 

69. Samuel Ogden (Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), bap^. May 20, 1716; 

d. ; will proved July 10, 1789; m. Phebe Baldwin, dau. of 

John Baldwin. 

Samuel Ogden^ lived at Middleground, a section so-called near Orange, N. J. He 
begins his will, dated Oct. 27, 1787, "In the name of God Amen. I Samuel Ogden of Middle- 
ground in the County of Essex State of New Jersey. " He bequeathed his lands, presumably 
several small tracts, to his sons, and adds a bequest to his son Swain "if he returns." 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

262. John Ogden, b. Jan. 17, 1737; d. Apr. 27, 1797; m. Elizabeth McGee (doubt- 

less Magie). 

263. Susannah Ogden, b. ; d. (living, 1790); m. Enos Williams. 

264. Samuel Ogden, Jr., b. July 29, 1741; d. Jan. 20, 1777; m. Eunice Huntington. 

265. Thomas Ogden, b. ; d. 1818; m. Jemima Wheeler. 

266. Mary Ogden, b. ; d. (living, 1799); m. Adonijah Dodd. 

267. Sarah Ogden, b. ; d. (living, 1799); m. John Edison. 

268. David Ogden, b. Jan. 2, 1754; d. Aug. 13, 1790. 

269. Hannah Ogden, b. ; d. ■ (living, 1799); m. William Bebout. 

270. Phebe Ogden, b. Mar. 3, 1759; d. Nov. 26, 1831; m. James Brundage. 

271. Simeon Ogden, b. June 27, 1763; d. Apr. 2, 1790; m. Catharine Corey. 

272. Swain Ogden, b. Mar. 18, 1766; d. Dec. 18, 1800; m. Mary . 

71. Nathaniel Ogden (Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), bap. Hackensack, 

N. J., Jan. 6, 1722; d. Orange, N. J., Sept. 25, 1777; m. Eunice 

Harrison, dau. of Daniel Harrison and Abigail , his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

273. Phebe Ogden, bap. Jan. 29, 1769; d. ; 1st m. Rufus Harrison; 2d m. 

Dec. 4, 1808, Joseph Miller. 

(No record of children by either marriage. 1 

274. Sally Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Harrison. 

72. Capt. Abraham Ogden (Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1724; d. 

Orange, N.J., May 11, 1790, in 67th year; m. Susanna ; b. 

1726; d. Jan. 29, 1793. 

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Abraham Ogden7* was an active Revolutionary hero and held a commission as "Lieut. 
Col. in Col. Matthias Williamson Regiment of Light Horse, Essex Co., N.J. Militia, Feb. 3, 
1776, during the Rev. War." 

The following are copies of inscriptions on the tombstones of Abraham and Susanna 
Ogden at Orange, N. J.: 

"In Memory " In memory of 

of ^P* Susanna Wife of 

Abraham Ogden 
He died May 

Capt Abraham Ogde: 
She died Jan r > 29 

xx". r 790 m the I793 inthe6 7 *' 

6 ^ y ear ,° f Year of her age." 

his age. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

275. Lydia Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Josiah Baldwin. 

276. Eleazer Ogden, b. Mar. 23, 1751; d. June 15, 1S26; m. Jemima Harrison. 

277. Abraham Ogden, Jr., b. ; d. . 

278. David N. Ogden, b. Nov. 20, 1761; d. Apr. 15, 1820; m. Sarah Pierson, b. 

Mar. 7, 1763; d. July 29, 1S21; dau. of Caleb Pierson and Joanna Baldwin, 
his wife. 

(Abraham Ogden's7* will mentions another dau. named Mary.) 

77. John Ogden (Jonathan 14 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 22, 1700; 
d. Nov. 15, 1780; m. Oct. 8, 1722, Mary Osborn, b. 1705 ; d. Apr. 15, 1758. 

The above marriage is recorded at East Hampton, L. I. It agrees with record in an 
old Bible owned by Mrs. Cortland Drake of Mendham, N. J., and which was doubtless the 
family Bible of "Good Old John'. " It descended to John77 through his gr. father Jonathan^ 
son of John'. On a blank page at the beginning of the Book of Psalms is written "Jonathan 
Ogden, his book 1697." In another place "John Ogden son of Jonathan Ogden Dec'd His 
Bible given him by his grandfather Ogden in the year 1724." At the end of Revelations 
is "Nov. 9 1642, my son [name unreadable] was born by gods providence." This birth- 
date is probably that of his son Josephs, — at all events proving that this rare old Bible 
printed in 1599 was once the property of John Ogden 1 . 

It is stated in " Hatfield's Elizabeth" that John Ogden77 resided in a neighborhood 
about two miles from Elizabethtown, N. J., called Sodom, and because of his singular piety 
was familiarly called "Righteous Lot." 

The will of John Ogden77 was made June 6, 1779, and proved Dec. 10, 1780. In it he 
bequeathed to gr. sons Jonathan and Ezekiel Ogden the property he then occupied and 
formerly belonging to his brother Jonathan Ogden, dec'd. To dau. Abigail Pierson he gave 
£100, his silver tankard and one half his silver spoons. To dau. Phebe Magie £100, his 
silver teapot, milk-pot, and one half his silver spoons. To gr. son Jonathan Ogden his desk 
(directing that Jonathan give his father's desk to his brother John), his riding-chaise, and 
one half his wearing apparel. To gr. son Ezekiel Ogden, his clock, one half his wearing 
apparel and the desk that was his father's, his sword and trammels and andirons in both 
rooms, and his silver buckles. To gr. children Betsy and Zerviah Ogden, children of his 
son John, dec'd, £10 each when 18 yrs. of age or when married. He also names gr. son John 
(not 21 yrs. old), gr. dau's Rebecca Price and Mary Earle, also children of gr. dau. Phebe 
Mulford, dec'd. His son John's widow was to have one room in the house, pasture for her 
cow, and wood to burn as long as she remained a widow. 

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Both John Ogden77 and w. Mary (Osborn) Ogden are buried in First Pres. church- 
yard, Elizabeth, N. J. 

. T , . , , "Here Ives y c Body of Mary 

Here lies interred ., ' T ' _ , , J 

„, „ , , ., T . wife of John Ogden who 

The Bodv of Mr. John _. . ; * ., ■ 

_ - . ... Died April y' 15 1758 

Ogden, who died . - , » 

., , h . in y e 53 year of her Age. 

Nov r y c 15 th Anno _ \ , -j IT • t^ 

_. . . „ T .. Remember me laid Here in Dust 

Domini 17S0 In the . _ _, ., _ a „ „ 

T vv ,-, h ' , . . the Grave Shall Rott off all my Rust 

LXXX ,h \ ear of his _.„ , , _ , , „. 

. ,, Till y e last Trump Shall Rend y e Skeys 

when Christ Shall Say y e Dead arise." 
CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

279. Abigail Ogden, b. Mar. 30, 1725; d. Mar. 18, 17S2; m. Pierson. 

(Sec above, will of John Ogdemi.) 

In the will of Mary Meeker* 8 " (sister of Abigail"?), the testator gives 
her two daughters "the place where I now live." If both should die without 
issue, the place was to go to "my sister Abigail Pierson's daughter Mary." 

280. Mary Ogden, b. June 16, 1728; d. Oct. 10, 1757; m. Michael Meeker, b. 1720; 

d. June 28, 1755; son of Daniel Meeker. 

In her will she mentions two daughters, Phebe Meeker and Charity 
Meeker. Phebe was b. May 7, 1751; Charity, b. Mar. 27, 1754. (No further 

281. John Ogden, Jr., b. June 23, 1733; d. Feb. 5, 1777; 1st m. Elizabeth Pierson; 

2d m. Joanna Quigley. 

282. Phebe Ogden, b. Aug. 25, 1734; d. July 10, 1798; m. John Magie. 

283. Jonathan Ogden, b. Aug. 26, 1736; d. . 

284. Ezekiel Ogden, b. June 23, 1741; d Jan. 5, 1766; m. . 

81. Samuel Ogden, 2D (Samuel 15 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. 17 14; d. 

Feb. 20, 1775; m. Hannah Hatfield, b. 1723; d. Jan. 26, 1782; 

dau. of Matthias Hatfield and Hannah Miller, his wife. 

They are both interred in the First Presbyterian churchyard, Elizabeth, N. J., the 

inscriptions being as follows : 

" Here lies y' Body 

of Mrs Hannah 

Relict of Mr. Samuel 

Ogden who died 

departed this Life Febry T & „ , ,,,, . „ 

„. . ^ . . Janua? y" 2 6 ,h An" 

"Here lies the Body 
of Samuel Ogden, who 

the 20 th Anno Domini 

Domini 1782. In 

177s. aged LXI Years." the ^ Ygar of her 

Age " 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

285. Matthias Ogden, b. Apr. 25, 1742; d. Mar. 7, 1818; m. Margaret Magie. 

286. Joanna Ogden, b. Mar. 31, 1744; d. . 

287. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Jan. 9, 1747; d. Apr. 5, 1808; 1st m. Uzal Woodruf 

2d m. Joseph Periam. 

288. Ann Ogden, b. Sept. 20, 1749; d. . 

289. Elihu Ogden, b. June 1, 1751; d. Mar. 28, 1814; m. Elizabeth Price. 


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290. Charity Ogden, b. Aug. 19, 1753; d. Sept. 5, 1828; m. Enos Woodruff. 

291. Phebe Ogden, b. Mar. 25, 1756; d. ; m. Job Hedden. 

292. Samuel Ogden, 3D, b. Feb. 26, 1758; d. . 

293. Hannah Ogden, b. Apr. 2, 1760; d. . 

294. Rachel Ogden, b. Nov. 18, 1761; d. ; m. David Price. 

295. Joseph Ogden, b. July 1, 1763; d. May 6, 1817; 1st m. Comfort Price; 2d m. 

Mehitable Smith. 

296. Ichabod Ogden, b. June 27, 1764; d. same year. 

297. Ichabod Ogden, 2D, b. Sept. 17, 1765; d. Feb. 1, 1789; m. Mary . 

82. Hannah Ogden (Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. 1715; d. Mar. 14, 

1783, in 69th year; m. Samuel Winans, Jr., b. 1710; d. Dec. 22, 

1772, in 63d year; son of Samuel Winans. 

Their tombs in First Presbyterian churchyard, Elizabeth, N. J., are marked by a 
horizontal slab upon which are inscribed their epitaphs, followed by those of eight of their 
children : 

" Here lies the Body of " Here lies the Body of 

Mrs Hannah Winans Mr Samuel Winans 

the much esteemed widow the Honour'd Husband 

of Mr Samuel Winans of Mrs Hannah Ogden 

who departed this life who departed this life 

March y e 14 th A. D. 1783, Decern' 22 d A. D. 1772 

In the LXIX Year of her in the LXIII Year of his 

Age. Age. 

A virtuous Woman is a An honest man the noblest 

Crown to her Husband." work of God." 

The eight inscriptions of their children are followed by these lines: 
"Eight lovely Flow'rs cropt off in early Bloom. 
Are here interr'd around this mournful Tomb." 
CHILDREN (Chart 11): 
29S. Frances Winans, b. 1732; d. June 20, 1746, in 15th year. 

299. Samuel Winans, 3D, b. 1735; d. Sept. 28, 1740, in 6th year. 

300. Phebe Winans, b. 1738; d. Oct. 18, 1745, in 8th year. 

301. Zerviah Winans, b. 1742; d. June 15, 1746, in 5th year. 

302. Samuel Winans, 4TH, b. 1743; d. June 19, 1746, in 4th year. 

303. John Winans, b. 1745; d. Sept. 14, 1746, in 2d year. 

304. Jonathan Winans, b. 1748; d. Feb. 22, 1771, in 24th year. 

305. Hannah Winans, b. 1749; d. Aug. 6, 1754, in 6th year. 

306. Samuel Winans, 5TH, b. 1756; d. Oct. 9, 1774, in 19th year. 

83. Robert Ogden, 2D (Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 7, 1716; 
d. Jan. 21, 1787; m. 1736, Phebe Hatfield, b. Nov. 25, 1720; d. Dec. 22, 
1796; dau. of Matthias Hatfield, Esq., and Hannah Miller, his wife, of 
Elizabethtown, N. J. 

The following biography of Robert Ogden, 2D83, is by Edmund Drake Halsey, Esq., 
of Morristown, N. J. The prominence, worth and ability of the man whose activities 
occurred during the Revolutionary period were such, the biography is entered in full. 


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Robert Ogden, 2d, the eldest son and second child of Robert Ogden, 1st, and Hannah 
Crane, his first wife, was born at Elizabeth Town, Oct. 7, 1716. His grandfather and father 
were large land owners and both occupied prominent positions in the colony. His father 
was Collector of the County of Essex in 1720 and filled many similar offices. As was truth- 
fully said upon his tombstone, he was "a pillar in both Church and State. " He died in 1733, 
a few months after his own father (Jonathan Ogden), when Robert 2d was but seventeen 
years old. He left six children by his first marriage and three by the second, all under age. 

Robert Ogden, 1st, devised to his son Robert, with other property, "All that house lot 
of land whereon my father's, Jonathan Ogden, dwelling house now stands. 

' ' Beginning three rods and a half southward of my now dwelling house, and from thence 
to run easterly over a small rock to Joseph Ogden's fence, from thence southerly to the 
street and from thence as the street runs to the southwest corner of the said house lot, and 
from thence northerly as the street runs to the first mentioned place, together with all houses, 
buildings or other appurtenances and privileges thereunto belonging. (Which said house 
lot of land and premises is verbally given to me by my father, Jonathan Ogden, and designed 
by him to be given to me by his last will and testament.) And I also give unto my said son, 
Robert Ogden, the one-half part or equal moiety of my tanyard, bark house, bark mill, 
tan-fats, tanner's tools and all other appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise 

This house was on the northeast side of Elizabeth avenue, two blocks east of Broad 
street, and the tannery property was on the opposite side, running down to the creek. 

Robert Ogden, 2d, appears to have enlarged his patrimony by his own ability, obtained 
an education, for those days a liberal one, and soon took a prominent place in the county 
and state. He married, when about twenty years of age, Phebe Hatfield, daughter of Mat- 
thias Hatfield. She was born Nov. 25, 1720, and died Dec. 22, 1796. 

In 1745, when the struggle between the Elizabeth Town settlers and the Board of 
Proprietors was at its height, Robert Ogden was one of the commissioners appointed to raise 
money by subscription to carry on the litigation in behalf of the people, while his cousin, 
David Ogden, of Newark, was the counsel for the Proprietors. 

Dec. 24, 1751, he was Recorder of the Borough of Elizabethtown, and this same year 
he was elected to the 18th Provincial Assembly. In 1755 he was Deputy Secretary of the 
Council, but soon after was elected to the Assembly in place of John DeHart, and then 
again elected to the 20th Assembly, serving in the latter as Speaker until he resigned in 1765, 
in consequence of his action in the first Colonial Congress. 

Jan. 27, 1753, Governor Belcher appointed him a Surrogate, and Aug. 14th of the same 
year, "one of our Clerks in Chancery. " He was a great friend of the Governor, and is named 
in his will as one of his executors. He really settled his estate. In his letter to Andrew 
Belcher, announcing the death of his father, which occurred Aug. 31, 1757, he says: 
"Madame Belcher is at my house, being Disconsolate, having Lost the kindest and dearest 
of Husbands, you have Lost a Tender and an affectionate father, and I have Lost a faithful 
and unalterable friend." 

From 1757, through the French war, and until 1773, his papers show that he was 
Commissary and Barrack Master for the King's troops. 

Aug. 3, 1761, he was commissioned Justice and Judge — he had been a Justice of the 
"Quorum" since 1755. Dec. 24, 1761, "Robert Ogden Gentleman" was commissioned 
Clerk of the Court of Essex County, and March 22, 1762, he was commissioned by Gov. 
Hardy one of the Surrogates of the Orphans' Court of the Province of East New Jersey. 

In 1763 and 1766, as Ruling Elder, he attended the Synod of New York and New 

When the Stamp Act was passed and the people of all the Colonies rose in angry 
resistance to its operation, Robert Ogden was Speaker of the Assembly. Aug. 24, 1764, 


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he wrote Cortland Skinner, Attorney-General of the Province and a fellow member of the 
Legislature, inclosing a copy of the communication sent out by the committee of the Mas- 
sachusetts Representatives, for his perusal and advice. He says: "The affair is Serious 
and Greatly Concerns all the Colonies to unite and Exert themselves to the utmost to Keep 
off the Threatening blow, of Imposing Taxes, Duties, etc., so Destructive to the Liberty's 
the Colonies hitherto enjoyed." (N. J. Archives, Vol. IX, p. 449.) 

The circular letter of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, signed by the 
Speaker, recommending a congress of deputies from all the Colonial Assemblies to meet in 
New York in October, to consult on the present circumstances of the Colonies, was laid 
before the Assembly of New Jersey, June 20, 1765, on the last day of the session. The 
members evidently were not ready to act. In a minute made at a later session of the 
Assembly they say: "This House acknowledges the letter from the Massachusetts Bay: 
that it was on the last day of the session, some members gone, others uneasy to be at their 
homes; and do assert, that, the then Speaker (Mr. Ogden) agreed to send, nay urged, that 
members should be sent to the intended Congress," but when this minute was made their 
refusal to comply with the recommendation having been condemned by the people, they 
threw the blame on the Speaker, as follows: "But (the Speaker) changed his opinion upon 
some advice that was given to him: that this sudden change of his opinion displeased many 
of the house, who seeing the matter dropped were indifferent about it." 

Mr. Ogden, as speaker, replied to the letter of the Massachusetts House and said: 
"That though they are not without a just Sensibility respecting the late Acts of Parliament 
affecting the Northern Colonies, yet apprehending, whatever Reasons may be thought 
proper to be urged against them may be better received after some Time elapses; our 
Assembly, on that Account, and because the Trade of this Province is insignificant in com- 
parison of others, are unanimously against uniting on the present Occasion. They, how- 
ever, cannot but wish such other Colonies as think proper to be active, every Success that 
they can loyally and reasonably desire." (N. J. Arch., Vol. IX, p. 496.) 

This action or want of action on the part of the New Jersey representatives was not 
pleasing to their constituents and evidently not more so to the Speaker. Richard Stockton 
in a letter to him dated Sept. 13th, 1765 (printed in full on pages 149 and 150, Vol. II of 
the proceedings of the N. J. Historical Society), says, "They (the representatives of the 
people) ought to complain constitutionally; they should complain to the King, not to the 
Parliament whose authority they do not, and ought not to acknowledge. . . . but 
humbly and sensibly petitioning the King, I think, might be of great service. . . . 
Suppose you should apply to half a dozen members, and sign a request to the Governor 
to call you immediately that you may reconsider the propriety of sending deputies to 
New York." 

"On his own authority" Mr. Ogden reconvened the Assembly, summoning the mem- 
bers to meet at Amboy. All the members did not heed this irregular summons. Governor 
Franklin, in his report of it to the Board of Trade, says: "About 12 of them accordingly 
met and were prevailed upon to appoint three of their members a committee to go to New 
York." This assembly appointed as delegates Robert Ogden, Hendrick Fisher and Joseph 
Borden. The following is a copy of their instructions: 

"At a meeting of a large number of the representatives of the colony of New Jersey, 
at the house of Robert Sproul, October 3d, 1765. 

"At the desire of the speaker of the house of representatives as aforesaid; and at the 
earnest request of many of our constituents, to consider of some method for humbly, loyally 
and dutifully joining in a petition to his majesty, that he would be graciously pleased to 
recommend to the Parliament of Great Britain to redress our grievances by repealing several 
of the last acts of parliament affecting the northern colonies, particularly that called the 
stamp act. 

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"Robert Ogden, Esq., Hendrick Fisher, Esq., and Joseph Borden, Esq., were directed 
to attend at the congress now met at New York, and join the measures there to be concluded, 
for the purposes aforesaid, and to make report of their proceedings therein, at the next 
meeting of the general assembly. 

" Signed by order, John Lawrence." 

This first congress of the American Colonies met at New York, October 7th, 1765, 
four days after the meeting at Amboy. Nine only of the Colonies were represented, but 
the Assemblies of New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia wrote that they 
would agree to whatever was done by the Congress. The three delegates from New Jersey 
were present. On the 19th, Congress agreed upon a declaration of rights and committees 
were appointed to draft petitions, one to the King, one to the lords in Parliament, and one 
to the House of Commons. When they came to sign these addresses a difference of opinion 
arose. The majority were of the opinion that they should be signed and transmitted by the 
Congress. Timothy Ruggles of Massachusetts, the speaker of the Congress, and Robert 
Ogden thought that they should be forwarded by the Assemblies of the different Colonies 
and they therefore refused to sign them. 

This action on the part of Robert Ogden was misconstrued by the people of New Jersey 
and the popular rage was kindled against him. He was burned in effigy and from being 
one of the most popular men in the state he became for a time the most hated. Sabin in 
his "Loyalists," on this slender foundation, has classed him as one of that number. Indig- 
nant at this treatment, Mr. Ogden resigned his position as Speaker of the Assembly, and 
Cortland Skinner was chosen to succeed him. Popular judgment was more than usually 
at fault in this case. A few years after, while Ogden, his sons and sons-in-law were the most 
active and zealous patriots in New Jersey, Cortland Skinner was in command of a loyalist 
regiment making depredations on the people who had honored him. 

Mr. Ogden's letter resigning his seat in the Assembly is as follows: 

"The present meeting is in consequence of the application of myself and several of the 
members of this House, to his Excellency, who was pleased at our desire to appoint it. 
The House have now an opportunity to consider deliberately on the best methods to procure 
relief from the late Acts of Parliament, an affair of as delicate a nature, and of as much 
importance, as ever came before the Representatives of this, or any other Colony. 

"The gentlemen appointed to attend at the Congress at New York will lay before 
you the several addresses agreed to there, whereby you may judge whether our joining 
in the general addresses is so likely to produce an alleviation of the burthens we so justly 
complain of. 

" I was clearly of opinion, that separate addresses from each Colony would have a greater 
probability of succeeding, and therefore I declined signing them: considering that as a 
majority of your commissioners had joined therein, the Province would partake of all the 
benefits resulting from the general addresses, and if this House should not adopt the senti- 
ments of the Congress, they might be at liberty to make a separate application to the Crown. 

" I am so unhappy as to find that my conduct, which was the consequence of this opinion, 
formed on the most deliberate, impartial, and disinterested reasoning on the subject, has 
been put in an unfavourable light, and has made me the object of too general a resentment; 
I trust that Providence will, in due time, make the rectitude of my heart, and my inviolable 
affection to my country, appear in a fair light to the world, and that my sole aim was the 
happiness of New Jersey. But, as at present, there appears a great dissatisfaction at my 
conduct, that has spread even among some of my constituents, whom I have served many 
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resign my seat in it, whereby my constituents may have an opportunity of sending another 
person in my room, who may act more agreeable to their present sentiments: though I 
am well assured, that no person can be found, who will study their welfare more sincerely, 
nor pursue it with more steadiness and integrity than I have done. 

" I thank them for the confidence their frequent elections has shown they placed in me, 
and which I never abused, and impute it to error in judgment only, to which all men are 
liable. As I have frequently experienced the good disposition of this House towards me, 
I hope they will indulge me, by accepting the resignation of my seat in the House, and with 
ordering this short and true account of my conduct to be entered on their journals." 

After his resignation, Mr. Ogden resumed his private business at Elizabethtown, and 
continued to act as Commissary for the King's troops stationed in New York and New 
Jersey. When the battle of Lexington occurred and committees of observation and cor- 
respondence were formed, he was a member of the committee for Elizabethtown. 

In 1776 he was Chairman of the Elizabethtown Committee of Safety. His son, Mat- 
thias, was Col. of the 1st N. J. Regt. His sons-in-law, Col. Oliver Spencer and Maj. Francis 
Barber, and his son, Aaron Ogden, were officers in other New Jersey regiments. 

Had Robert Ogden not thought and acted as he did, however, no doubt he would have 
represented his State in the National Congress, whose members signed the Declaration 
of Independence. 

But Elizabethtown, after the battle of Long Island and occupation of New York 
and Staten Island by the British, was no longer a safe place of residence for one so prominent 
as he on the patriot side. In the capture of the British Store Ship, "The Blue Mountain 
Valley," in January, 1776, he and members of his family had been very active. As Chair- 
man of the Elizabethtown Committee, under date of Feb. 10, 1776, he gave the President 
of Congress a complete account of the taking of the vessel, which may be found in the Am. 
Archives, 4 Ser., Vol. 4, page 987. 

Two letters, to be found in Haines' "Hardyston Memorial," pages 49 and 50, one 
written Oct. 7, 1776, to his son-in-law, Maj. Francis Barber, and the other from his son, 
Col. Matthias Ogden, just after the battle of Princeton, throw light upon his removal first 
to Morristown and then to Sussex County, and his connection with the army. To Col. 
Barber he writes: 

"We still continue in the old habitation, though almost surrounded by the regulars 
(British troops). They have been on Staten Island, a month on Long Island, and three 
weeks in possession of New York, a large part of which is burned to the ground. A very 
serious part of the story — our troops yesterday evacuated Bergen — carried off the stores 
and artillery, moved off as many of the inhabitants as could get away, and fired all the 
wheat and other grain. 

"Your mother still seems undetermined whether to stay here by the stuff, or remove 
to Sussex. A few days will determine her, but perhaps in a few days it may be too late to 
determine a matter of this importance. " 

The other letter is as follows : — 

"Morris Town, January 6, 1777. 

"Honorable Sir: I send you Mr. Lowrey's letter, who, since it was written, has desired 
me to inform you that the way he does and the method you must take, is to apply to General 
Washington, who will give a warrant for any sum of money you may apply for necessary 
for carrying on your commissary department. I am informed there is a complaint here 
for want of flour, and I think it best you should attend here yourself as soon as possible — 
where you will receive help from the military by General Washington's order, to take wheat 
or any other necessary for the army from such persons as have it to spare without dis- 
tressing their families. General Washington will be here about noon. Forty Waldeckers 

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were brought in yesterday by the militia. The killed, wounded and prisoners of the enemy 
at Princeton were about 600; our loss of men was about ten or twelve, and of officers six 
or eight, among which was General Mercer. 

"From yours dutifully, M. Ogden. 

"To Robert Ogden, Esq., Sussex." 

He owned large tracts of land in Sussex, extending from the head of the Walkill to 
Franklin Furnace, and upon the mountain to the east. He built his house at Ogdensburgh, 
his wife calling it Sparta, in the hope that there might be inspiration in the name. The 
name has, however, travelled several miles to the southward and the vicinity of Mr. Ogden's 
residence is called after him. This house was built of squared logs in 1777, according to a 
date which was cut upon the chimney. Mr. Chambers, in the Sparta Memorial, says: "It 
stood across the road on the hill, a little to the south of a spot exactly opposite to the present 
Hoppaugh residence." One of his descendants wrote of it: "I have often been in the 
house, but before my advent it was handsomely covered with weather boards and wain- 
scotted and plaistered within. The house was a large one, with a hall running through the 
center. Four rooms were on a floor and a very large kitchen. My great-grandmother and 
her sister, Bettie Hatfield, made this house and its surroundings very beautiful. There 
was a large lawn and garden. Around the lawn were set rose bushes, lilacs and syringas 
in regular order. The whole country was at that time a dense forest." This house was 
destroyed by fire in 1845. 

Dr. George W. Dubois writes: , 

"I recently gathered from the ruins a few of the blue colored bricks which originally 
marked on the outside of the chimney in large figures the date of the erection of the building, 
viz: 1777. Close by stands the house subsequently built by his son, Robert Ogden, and 
in which my mother lived until her marriage." 

Here took place the celebrated robbery by the gang of cowboys under Claudius Smith, 
a very graphic description of which is given by Mr. Haines in his "Memorial." 

The cowboys ransacked the house of everything valuable, but knowing they were 
recognized, compelled Mr. Ogden, by threatening to kill him, to take a solemn oath not to 
divulge who they were or seek their punishment, an oath he religiously observed. An 
alarm was sounded the next morning, however, and pursuit was made. A silver sugar 
bowl, which the thieves had dropped, was recovered and is now in the possession of one 
of the family in Ohio. Other plunder was subsequently recovered. Mr. Ogden afterwards 
barricaded his doors and windows with two-inch plank and was not again disturbed. 

To his Sussex home Mr. Ogden carried with him the religious habits and zeal which 
had always characterized him. Mr. Chambers in his "Sparta Centennial" says: "In the 
record of the first meeting held to organize the church of Hardyston, which was the name 
by which this church was then called, the residence of Robert Ogden, Esq., is spoken of as 
'the present and most usual place of meeting of said congregation.' This was Nov. 23, 
1786, and it is said by good authority that meetings were held and preaching services con. 
ducted from the year 1780. The regular organization was undoubtedly an outgrowth of 
the godly zeal of the above Robert Ogden and his wife." 

Robert Ogden died January 21, 1787, and was buried a little in rear of the meeting- 
house, then not yet completed. His wife survived her husband and died, as has been stated, 
December 22, 1796, and was buried beside him in the Sparta churchyard. 

On his tombstone is inscribed : 

"In public life both in Church and State he filled many important offices with ability 
and integrity. In his private business he was upright, eminently useful, active and diligent. 

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He was temperate and humane. A friend to the poor, hospitable and generous. A most 
faithful, tender and indulgent husband and parent, and above all, his life and conversation 
from his youth was becoming a professor of religion and a follower of the blessed Jesus." 

Upon the tombstone of Mrs. Ogden is inscribed: 

"The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance. Sacred to the memory of 
Mrs. Phoebe Ogden, widow of Robt. Ogden, Esq., and daughter of Matthias Hatfield, Esq., 
and his wife, Hannah Miller, of Elizabethtown, N. J. 

"She adorned the various relationships of daughter, sister, wife and mother, friend 
and christian, by affection and love, sincerity and intelligence, resignation and charity, 
meekness and piety in a very eminent degree. During the course of a long life, she was 
beloved, respected, and honored by an extensive acquaintance and numerous progeny." 

CHILDREN (Chart i): 

307. Phebe Ogden, b. Jan. 24, 1737; d. Apr. 27, 1790; m. Col. Thomas Mosely, M.D. 

308. Anna Ogden, b. Dec. 29, 1740; d. May 25, 1823; m. Col. Oliver Spencer. 

309. Rhoda Ogden, b. Sept. 28, 1742; d. Nov. 2, 1822; m. Timothy Edwards. 

310. Robert Ogden, 3D, b. Mar. 23, 1746; d. Feb. 14, 1826; 1st m. Sarah Platt; 

2d m. Hannah Platt (sister). 

311. Jonathan Ogden, b. Jan. 15, 1748; d. same year. 

312. Jonathan Ogden, 2D, b. Sept. 2, 1750; d. June 4, 1760. 

"Last Wednesday evening the son of Robert Ogden, Esq., of Elizabeth 
Town, a boy of about ten years old, was drowned in the creek in this place 
[Elizabethtown] as he was bathing. "—New York Mercury, June 10, 1760. 

313. Mary Ogden, b. Sept. 18, 1752; d. s. p. Oct. 7, 1773; m. Col. Francis Barber, 

b. 1751; d. Feb. 11, 1783. He later m. wife's cousin, No. 326, Anne Ogden. 

314. Matthias Ogden, b. Oct. 22, 1754; d. Mar. 31, 1791; m. Hannah Dayton. 

315. Aaron Ogden, b. Dec. 3, 1756; d. Apr. 19, 1839; m. Elizabeth Chetwood. 

316. Oliver Ogden, b. Jan. 16, 1760; prob. d. y. (Not named in father's will.) 

317. Hannah Ogden, b. Mar. 27, 1761; d. unm. Nov. 1, 1789. 

Frank C Ogden, of Elizabeth, N. J., has in his possession letters written 
by Hannah to her brother Col. Matthias, while the latter was with the Jersey 
troops at Springfield, N. J. These letters are very patriotic, full of grit and 
encouragement, telling him not to worry about them at home, and that they 
kept the horses saddled, ready to flee, should it become necessary. A short 
time later the family hastily removed to Sussex Co. 

318. Elias Ogden, b. Nov. 9, 1763; d. Mar. 31, 1805; m. Mary Anderson. 

319. Jonathan Ogden, 3D, b. Oct. 17, 1765; d. Sept. 16, 1766. 

Eight others were still-born, also an unnamed dau. between Aaron and 
Oliver, b. Dec. 10, 1758, and d. Dec. 30, same year. 

85. Moses Ogden (Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. 1723; d. Oct. 14, 
1768, in 46th year; m. Nov. 3, 1746, Mary Cozzens, of Martha's Vineyard. 

His will was made June 5, 1767. He was interred in the First Pres. churchyard, 
Elizabeth, N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

320. Aaron Ogden, b. Nov. 3, 1747; d. Jan. 2S, 1747-8. 

321. Mary Ogden, b. Jan. 8, 1748-9; d. Feb. 15, 1748-9. 

322. Frances Ogden, b. Feb. 7, 1749-50; d. July 7, 1800; m. Pierrepont Edwards. 

323. John Cozzens Ogden, b. Nov. 15, 1751; d. Sept. 1800; m. Mary Wooster. 

324. Moses Ogden, 2D, b. Mar. 22, 1754; d. Sept. 16, 1756. 


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325. Barne Ogden, b. Jan. 14, 1756-7; d. ; will proved Oct. 11, 1S23; 1st m. 

Nancy Sale; 2d m. Nancy Smith; 3d m. Rachel Upson. 

326. Anne Ogden, b. Apr. 18, 1758; d. July 17, 1825; m. Col. Francis Barber. 

327. Moses Ogden, 3D, b. Aug. 25, 1760; d. June 7, 17S0. 

He was a commissioned officer of the Revolutionary War. The inscription 
on his tombstone in the First Pres. churchyard, Elizabeth, N. J., reads as 


Moses Ogden 

who was killed at 

Connecticut Farms 

June y e 7 ,h A.D. 1780 

In the 20 th Year of his 


This lovely Youth 

Adorned with Truth 

A brave commander shone 

His soul emerging from its Dust 

With his Progenetors we trust 

Shall shine in Realms unknown " 

328. Aaron Norton Ogden, b. Sept. 15, 1762; d. Dec. 12, 1780. 

329. Mary Cozzens Ogden, b. Nov. 25, 1764; living in 17S9. 

(See following will of brotlicr David.) 

330. David Ogden, b. Dec. 17, 1766; d. bet. Feb. 12, 1789 (date of will), and Apr. 6, 

1789 (will proved). 

He studied law and was ready to be admitted to the bar in New Haven, 
Conn., when he died. There is a family tradition that David's prospects in 
life were blasted by a hopeless attachment, he being in love with his niece 
Sarah Edwards. One Peter Dewitt, a witness of the signature of his will, 
testified, Apr. 16, 1789, that at the time of signature, early in the preceding 
April, David "appeared to be perfectly rational at that time in his conduct 
& conversation." The will being such a literary curiosity, a verbatim copy 
is herewith given: 

"In the name of God, sole Governor of all worlds, Jesus Christ the Holy 
Ghost, the Twelve Apostles, Saints, Thrones, Powers, Virtues, Angels, Arch- 
angeles Cherubims, Seraphims, — Amen 

" I David Ogden of New Haven in the State of Connecticut being in 
uncommonly good health, and spirits and in my right mind and Wits, — do 
in the following manner make this my last Will, & Testament. 

" Imprimis. My Body, this mass compound of flesh blood, arteries, bones, 
cartilages, fibres & God wot not all besides. I commit when dressed in my 
best suit of black clothes to its deep dark, silent, grave, tis a dismal house I 
am to dwell in, yea verily a mournful one, therefore the dress for mourning 
is the most proper one for me, thus let this body be drest for its coffin which 
I pray be made of sound mahogany wood and not ornamented with brass 
nails and tin plates telling my name, age or Death, my head will tell 
things to the inquisitive in the grave ; when this mass of corruption is 
thus equipped let it be borne on the shoulders of 4 sturdy youth to its 
long home, whom I would should be rewarded for their trouble with a 
decent pair of gloves each. 

" By the way, should D r Edwards the Sunday next after my exit, con- 
ceive either my death or life to merit a sermon, a short sermon, Prayer or a 

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few hymns to be sent up to the throne of an all pitying & merciful God prythee 
let it be done, and for his trouble and good services in this solemn business 
give him my best wishes for his welfare accompanied with a compliment 
of £3.4.0 of N. Y. currency Item. My soul God grant, if I have any or ever 
had it may wing its flight to Heaven, be placed conspicuously among the 
stars, fly on the wings of the wind, feed the beasts of the field, the birds of 
the air, the insects of the earth or the fishes of the azure deep waters. Upon 
the whole I give my soul to God. Then it is my will & pleasure that a monu- 
ment worth £10 be erected in the burying ground in New Haven to my 
memory, the motto & epitaph for this I leave wholly to the discretion of my 
worthy friend & brother Pierpont Edwards, Esq. To my sister Polly Cozzens 
Ogden I give grant, bestow and bequeath all my worldly concerns as goods 
chattels lands tenements & hereditaments which I whilst an inhabitant of 
this planet was in possession of in Fee simple or otherwise, to her & her heirs 
forever, she first paying, satisfying & annulling all lawful dues, debts, and 
demands against the same, also paying to Susan Edwards my lovely niece 
the sum of £25.0.0 New York money, to be laid out for a mourning dress 
for her the said Susan by the said Susan. I appoint constitute and make 
Pierpont Edwards & David Doggett Esq of New Haven & Aaron Ogden Esq 
of E. T. in New Jersey. Ex of this my last will & Testament. 

" Witness my hand & seal. Dated at New Haven this 12 th day of Febru- 
ary ^So. David Ogden 
" In presence of 

Ransom Clark 

Peter Dewitt & Elisha Mills." 
331. Benoni Ogden, b. Nov. 17, 1768; d. June 16, 1774. 

87. David Ogden (Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 26, 1726; d. 

Nov. 28, 1801; m. Hannah Woodruff, b. 1720; d. May 17, 1793, 

in 74th year. 

David Ogden's87 tombstone in First Pres. ch. yd., Elizabeth, N. J., indicates the high 
moral worth of the man: 

"D. O. 

Here lieth in hope of a joyful 

resurrection, the body of 

David Ogden who was born 

Oct 26, ° s - 1726, and who died in 

the triumphs of faith Nov. 28, N. S. 

1 80 1, for 57 years he adorned 

the Christian profession by a 

holy & exemplary life; & for 15 

years discharged the duties 

of a Deacon to the first Pres- 

beterian Church in this Town 

with prudence fidelity & 


Softly his fainting head he lay 

Upon his saviours breast 

His saviour kiss'd his soul away 

And laid his flesh to rest," 

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" In memory of 

Hannah wife of 

David Ogden. She 

died May the 17" 1 

1793, in the 74 th 

year of her age." 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

332. Mary Ogden, b. ; d. . 

333. Elizabeth Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Farrington Price. 

334. Sarah Ogden, b. ; d. . 

335. Phebe Ogden, b. ; d. . 

336. Jonathan Ogden, b. ; d. . 

88. Rebecca Ogden (Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. June 16, 1729; 
d. Mar. 31, 1806; m. Sept. 16, 1744, Caleb Halsted, Jr., b. July 8, 1721 ; 
d. June 4, 1784; son of Caleb Halsted and Jaan , his wife, of Hemp- 
stead, L. I. 

CHILDREN (Charts 12 and 13): 

337. Robert Halsted, b. Sept. 13, 1746; d. Nov. 25, 1825; 1st m. Mary Wiley; 

2d m. Mary Mills. 

338. William Halsted, b. Apr. 23, 1748; d. Nov. 22, 1794; m. Phebe Meeker. 

339. Sally Halsted, b. June 20, 1750; d. Nov. 29, 1803; m. Samuel Smith. 

340. Caleb Halsted, 3D, b. Sept. 15, 1752; d. Aug. 18, 1827; m. Abigail Lyon. 

341. (John Halsted, b. July 12, 1754; d. Mar. 17, 1840; m. Phebe Wade. 
342."(Elihu Halsted, b. twin, July 12, 1754; d. June 16, 1810; m. Eunice Ward. 

343. Phebe Halsted, b. July 5, 1757; d. Oct. n, 1795; m. John Wiley. 

344. Matthias Halsted, b. May 12, 1759; d. Dec. 17, 1824; m. Nancy Norris. 

345. Ann Halsted, b. May 21, 1761; d. Aug. 30, 1824; m. Joseph Camp. 

346. Mary Halsted, b. Jan. 29, 1763; d. June 16, 1835; m. John R. Mills. 

347. Jacob Halsted, b. Apr. 28, 1767; d. May 27, 1772. 

348. Jonathan Halsted, b. Dec. 31, 1769; d. Dec. 21, 1814; m. Isabella Neil. 

90. Sarah Ogden (Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. 1733; d. Oct. 25, 
1773; m. Dr. Moses Bloomfield, b. Dec. 4, 1729; d. Aug. 14, 1791; son 
of Joseph Bloomfield and Eunice Dunham, his wife. 

Dr. Moses Bloomfield was a native of Woodbridge, N. J., and was a man of more 
than ordinary culture and ability. He was clerk of the Freeholders 17 73-1 7 84. He was 
a fervent patriot, and on May 14, 1777, was made army surgeon in the Continental army, 
being soon appointed Senior Surgeon of the United States hospitals. He was at the hospital 
in Princeton in 1778, as the following minutes of the session of the Council of Safety of 
October 2 will show: "Agreed Dr. Moses Bloomfield be requested to attend the Board 
to-morrow morning at 8 O'clock with a list of the Physicians, Surgeons and Surgeons' mates 
attending at Princeton & the number of sick in the hospital then. " 

At Town Meeting held Mar. 11, 1783, it was " Voated that Moses Blumfield be modera- 
tor for the preasant day. " He was one of those to whom Governor William Franklin granted 
a charter for a free school with 100 acres of land for its maintenance, and was appointed 
by the Governor a trustee of the institution. 

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Dr. Moses Bloomfield was also one of the charter members of the Presbyterian Church 
at Woodbridge, the charter being granted by King George, Sept. 8, 1756. He was laid to 
rest in its burying ground, where a stone bears the following inscription: 

"Dr Moses Bloomfield, 
40 years Physician and Surgeon 
in this Town; senior Phy- 
sician and Surgeon in the Hospitals of 
the United States; Representative in 
the provincial Congress and Ge- 
neral Assembly; an upright 
Magistrate; Elder of the Pres- 
byterian Church, &c. Born 
December the 4th, 1729, died Aut. 
the 14th 1 79 1, in his 63d year." 

CHILDREN (Chart 9): 

349. Gov. Joseph Bloomfield, b. 1755; d. Oct. 3, 1825; m. Mary McIlvaine, b. ; 

d. 1818; dau. of Dr. William McIlvaine. 

Gov. Joseph Bloomfield349 was born at Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
N. J. He was educated in the schools of the time, and entered the office of 
Cortlandt Skinner, at one time Attorney General of the State, and an eminent 
lawyer. Mr. Bloomfield was licensed in 1775 and commenced the practice 
of his legal profession in Bridgeton, N. J. He soon joined the Continental 
army and rose to the rank of Captain of the Third N.J. Regt., and remained 
in active service until 1778. "The Judicial and Civil Hist, of N.J." states: 
"His services during the Revolutionary war were of a distinguished character, 
but one of the duties which he was called upon to perform must have been 
very distasteful to him. His former preceptor, Cortlandt Skinner, was at 
one time favorable to the cause of the colonies, but later on he changed his 
course and became a Royalist, still retaining his office of Attorney General 
of this State. A letter which he wrote to his brother, a Lieutenant Colonel 
in the British army, was intercepted and orders given for his arrest. Capt. 
Bloomfield was deputed to perform that service, but fortunately for him, 
certainly for the District Attorney, Skinner had, in some manner, received 
an intimation of his intended arrest and had left the State." 

While in the army, Capt. Bloomfield was appointed Judge Advocate of 
that part of it detailed for service in the Northern Colonies. He left the active 
service in 1778, and became Clerk of the Assembly. When William Patter- 
son resigned his office of Attorney General, Joseph Bloomfield349 succeeded 
him. In 1781, he was elected Governor as a Republican over Howell, known 
as a Federalist, and held the office until 181 2, with the exception of the year 
1802, when there was a tie in the vote for that office and no election. He was 
succeeded in 1812 by Gov. Aaron Ogden3is. He served in the War of 1812 
as Brig. General. 

"Joseph Bloomfield's349 action as Chancellor cannot be appreciated, 
as there is no record of any of his decisions. The business in the Court of 
Chancery increased materially during his term of office, and some few of his 
opinions were reported several years after his retirement. He was undoubt- 
edly a man of considerable ability, of unquestionable probity, and of great 
benevolence. " 










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He became successively Vice-President and President of the Society 
of the Cincinnati. Gov. Bloomfield34<j took a very active interest in public- 
affairs, not only in politics, but in many benevolent associations. "He was 
always a prominent citizen in whatever community he lived, and his influence 
was ever exerted for the right. A singular circumstance is related of him, 
in connection with his office as Chancellor. When he first took his seat, it is 
reported that he requested that he should not be addressed by the title of 
'Your Excellency.' A very eccentric lawyer was then a practitioner in the 
court, and with great solemnity addressed the Chancellor almost immediately 
after this announcement, in these words: 'May it please your Excellency: 
Your Excellency's predecessors were addressed by the title of Excellency, 
and if your Excellency pleases, the proper title of the Governor of the State 
was and is, Your Excellency. I humbly pray, therefore, on my own behalf, 
and on the behalf of the bar generally that we may be permitted by your 
Excellency's leave, to address your Excellency when sitting in the High 
Court of Chancery, by the ancient title of Your Excellency.' There was no 
further demur, after this, on the part of the Governor, as to the mode in which 
he should be addressed. He was twice elected a member of Congress, and 
died in 1825." Bloomfield, N. J., was named in his honor in 1796. Gov- 
ernor Bloomfield3-i9 and wife Mary (Mcllvaine) Bloomfield are not 
known to have had issue. 
35c Samuel Bloomfield, b. Feb. 14, 1756; d. Nov. 25, 1806; m. Abigail Ellis. 
Child: Sarah Ogden Bloomfield35° j , b. 1781; d. 1794. 

351. Ann Bloomfield, b. ; d. ; 1st m. John G. Wall, b. Dec. 17, 1759; d. 

Jan. 14, 1798; son of Garret Wall; 2d m. James Paton. 
(No mention of children.) 

352. Nancy Bloomfield, b. Feb. 1762; d. Sept. 5, 1764. 

353. Hannah Bloomfield, b. May, 1763; d. 1823; m. James Giles. 

354. Isaac Bloomfield, b. June, 1764; d. Jan. 16, 1768. 

96. Joanna Ogden (Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), bap. June 2, 1706; 

d. ; m. No. 91, John Meeker, Jr., b. ; d. ; son of John 

Meeker and No. 17, Hannah Ogden, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 10): 

355. John Meeker, 3D, b. 1722; d. Mar. 1768; m. Phebe . 


Joanna Meeker, b. ; d. ; m. Matthias Baldwin. 

Rebecca Meeker, b. 1726 (?); d. ; m. David Squire. 

Mary Meeker, b. circa 1728; d. Feb. 13, 1768; m. Amos Potter. 

Hannah Meeker, b. ; d. ; m. Samuel Hicks. 

Phebe Meeker, b. ; d. ; m. Stephen Meeker. 

Eunice Meeker, b. ; d. ; m. Alling. 

98. Daniel Ogden (Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), b. ; d. 

— Mary . 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

362. Daniel Ogden, Jr., b. Apr. 14, 1737; d. Dec. 6, 1809; m. Ann 

363. Timothy Ogden, b. ; d. Apr. 5, 1781; m. Hannah (Chapman?). 


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99. Nathaniel Ogden (Joseph 15 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. 

Dec. 24, 1740, Judith Boquett, of New Brunswick, N. J. ("Boquett" is 
sometimes spelled " Foquett. ") 

The New Brunswick marriage records speak of Nathaniel Ogdensp as being from 
Elizabethtown, N. J. He was a Freeholder in New Brunswick in 1748. Two of his children, 
Phebe and Benjamin, were baptized in Presbyterian Ch., New York City. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

364. David Ogden, b. circa 1741; d. 1817; m. Mary Connelly. 

365. John Ogden, b. ; d. ; will proved June 9, 1803; 1st m. Prudence 

Rolfe; 2d m. Ann (Nevins) Van Sickle. 

366. Samuel Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. . 

367. James Ogden, b. ; d. 1781; m. Nov. 6, 1780, Catharine Pitt. 

368. Phebe Ogden, b. Oct. 22, 1749; d. . 

369. Benjamin Ogden, b. Oct. 27, 1751; d. 1790; m. Leah ■ . 

100. William Ogden (Benjamin 21 , Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), b. June 1, 1704; 
d. Mar. 20, 1791 ; m. Mary , b. 1706; d. Dec. 28, 1783. 

CHILDREN (Chart i): 

370. Jacob Ogden, b. May 18, 1743; d. Oct. 10, 1818; m. Elizabeth Morehouse. 

371. Susannah Ogden, b. 1746; d. Feb. 3, 1819; m. John Morehouse. 

372. Hannah Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Burns. 

101. James Ogden (Benjamin 21 , Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), b. circa 1705; 

d. 1737; m. Elizabeth Crowell, b. July 8, 1708; dau. of Edward 

Crowell, of Woodbridge, N. J. 

James Ogden'" was overseer of highways in Apr. 1737. His will was made May 13, 
and proved June 20, 1737. In it he appoints his w. Elizabeth and father-in-law Edward 
Crowell executors. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

373. James Ogden, Jr., b. ; d. . 

374. Phebe Ogden, b. ; d. . 

105. John Ogden, Jr. (John 22 , Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), b. Jan. 14, 1724; 
d. Sept. 27, 1817; m. circa 1746, Abigail Clark, b. 1726; d. July 29, 1789; 
dau. of John and Abigail Clark. 

John Ogden, Jr.i°s, was a shipbuilder by trade, and a vestryman in St. John's Prot. 
Episcopal Church, Elizabeth, N. J., in which ch. yd. both he and his wife Abigail are buried. 
CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

375. John Ogden, 3D, b. Mar. 20, 1750; d. Feb. 4, i8i4;'m. Deborah Burrows. 

376. Sarah Ogden, b. Mar. 29, 1752; d. May 11, 1827; m. Job Smith. 

377. Jacob Ogden, b. July 27, 1754; d. Sept. 26, 1826; m. Rachel Sandford. 

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378. Abigail Ogden, b. Jan. 9, 1757; d. Mar. 29, 1833; m. Isaac Mann. 

Child: Sarah Mann378», b. 177S; d. unm. Jan. 20, 1837. 

379. Mary Ogden, b. Mar. 16, 1760; d. , m. Richard Townley. 

380. Margaret Ogden, b. Dec. 10, 1764; d. . 

381. Andrew Ogden, b. Oct. 10, 1767; d. Oct. 10, 1836; m. Phebe Collard. 

106. Nathaniel Ogden (John 22 , Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 22, 1726; 
d. ; m. Feb. 21, 1756, Hannah Mott. 

Nathaniel Ogden'°« is supposed to have lived in New York City, as the births of his 
children are recorded there. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

382. Nathaniel Ogden, Jr., b. Dec. 15, 1756; d. circa 1799; m. Martha Anderson. 

383. Sarah Ogden, b. June 5, 1759; d. June 3, 1824; m. Capt. Abijah Harrison. 

384. (Catharine Ogden, b. Aug. 5, 1761; d. . 

385.\Elizabeth Ogden, b. twin, Aug. 5, 1761; d. . 

386. John Ogden, b. Aug. 22, 1763; d. . 

387. James Ogden, b. Feb. 27, 1768; d. . 

388. Mary Ogden, b. July 3, 1770; d. . 



120. Rev. Stephen Johnson (Sarah Ogden 43 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Newark, N. J., May 17, 1724; d. Nov. 8, 1786; 1st m. July 26, 1744, 
Elizabeth Diodate; dau. of William Diodate, of New Haven, Conn.; 2d 
m. Dec. 1, 1762, Mary (Gardiner) Blague, wid. of Rev. Elijah Blague, 
and dau. of John Gardiner, the fifth Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's 
Island; 3d m. May, 1776, Abigail Leverett, dau. of Knight Leverett and 
Abigail Buttolph, of Boston, Mass., a gt. gt. gr. dau. of Gov. John Leverett, 
of Mass. 

Rev. Stephen Johnson 130 was graduated at Yale College in 1743; ordained pastor 
of First Church, Lyme, Conn., Dec. 10, 1746; Fellow of Yale College 1773-86. 

CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 9): 

389. Rev. Diodate Johnson, b. July 29, 1745; d. 1773. 

He graduated at Yale College in 1764; was a tutor there from 1765 to 
1766. He settled in the ministry at Millington, Conn., where his sister 
Elizabeth kept his house. He was a young man "eminent for genius, learn- 
ing and piety." He died of consumption at the age of 28 yrs. He was sitting 
in his chair reading the prayer in Doddridge's "Rise and Progress" entitled 
"A meditation and prayer suited to the case of a dying Christian," when he 
parted from this life. By his will he left to Dartmouth College "a legacy 
of five hundred dollars, and his valuable library." 

390. Sarah Johnson, b. Jan. 29, 1748; d. Jan. 4, 1802; m. Nov. 5, 1772, Deacon 

John Griswold, of Lyme, Conn. 

391. Elizabeth Johnson, b. Nov. 22, 1750; d. Dec. 12, 1813; m. Dr. Hezekiah 

Brainerd, of Haddam, Conn., leading physician of his time in Middlesex Co. 
They had 3 children. 

392. Capt. Stephen Johnson, b. Feb. 22, 1753; d. 1791; m. Sept. 1, 1774, Ann Lord. 

They had 6 children. 

393. Catharine Johnson, b. Apr. 6, 1755; d. s. p.; m. Rev. Richard R. Elliot, 

of Watertown, Mass. 

394. William Johnson, b. June 29, 1757; d. unm. Jan. 28, 1779. 

He~graduated at Yale College in 1778. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 9): 

395. Mary Johnson, b. Aug. 9, 1768; d. Sept. 1, 1851; m. Rev. Matthew Noyes. 

He was "of the Lyme family of that name, who settled at Northford. 
Conn. He was a member of the Corporation of Yale College, stood high in the 
ministry and had a large property. He died Sept. 25, 1839, aged seventy-six." 
They had 1 child. 

396. Nathaniel Johnson, b. Aug. 5, 1770; d. infant. 

{For furtlier mention of above family, see "Salisbury's Family Histories 
and Genealogies.") 

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123. Catharine Johnson (Sarah Ogden 43 , David , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 
Jan. 23, 1737; d. Nov. 2, 1782; m. No. 186, James Banks. {Sec No. 186.) 

132. Lewis Ogden (Uzal 45 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. circa 1730; d. 

Sept. 18, 1798; m. circa 1770, Margaret Gouverneur, b. ; d. 1727; 

dau. of Samuel Gouverneur and Experience Johnson, his wife. 

" Dickinson's Records " furnish the following facts concerning Lewis Ogdenis*, except 
in matter of birth. He was born in Newark, N. J., and graduated at Princeton in 1753. 
His diploma, now in the possession of Charles F. Southmayd, Esq., is signed by Aaron Burr, 
President, father of Vice-President Aaron Burr. He was a resident of Newark, and was 
Clerk of the Prerogative Court from about 1765 to 1775. 

The Provincial Congress of New Jersey met at Burlington, N.J., on June 10, 1776. 
The first question debated at this meeting was whethej the colony should declare its inde- 
pendence. This was determined by a vote of 50 to 7. On June 24 a committee was formed 
to draft a constitution; a report was made two days later, and on July 2 the organic law 
was adopted. "The committee was a very able one; among its members were John Cleves 
Symmes, afterwards one of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, and Jonathan D. 
Sergeant, both able lawyers. The Chairman and Silas Condit represented Morris County; 
John Cooper came from Gloucester; Jonathan D. Sergeant, from Somerset; Lewis Ogden, 
from Essex; Jonathan Elmer, from Cumberland; Elijah Hughes, from Cape May; John 
Cowenhoven, from Monmouth; and James Dick, from Salem." — "Judicial and Civil Hist. 
of N.J." 

In 1786 Lewis Ogdeni3* removed to the city of New York, where he and Peter Hill 
of Newark bought five blocks at public sale, being a part of the old De Lancey farm, east of 
Division street and south of Grand street. He was president of the St. Cecelia Society from 
about 1790 to time of his death in 17.98. 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

397. Charlotte Thebaut Ogden, b. Jan. 4, 1772; d. Sept. 25, 1854; m. Charles 

Dominique Gobert. 

398. Isaac Gouverneur Ogden, b. Feb. 10, 1778; d. July 3, 1853; ist m - Sarah 

Robinson Dayton; 2d m. Margaret W. Dayton; 3d' m. Matilda M. 

399. Elizabeth Ogden, b. 1781; d. ; m. George Hammeken. 

400. Mary Ogden, b. 17S6; d. Aug. 18, 1854; m. Samuel D. Southmayd. 

133. Gabriel Ogden (Uzal 45 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1733; 
d. ; m. . 

Trenton records state that Moses Ogden, Lewis Ogden and Charles Ogden were made 
administrators of Gabriel Ogden, Jan. 28, 1788. His children are taken from " Dickin- 
son's Records." 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

401. Mary Ogden, b. ; d. . 

402. Charlotte Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Feb. 6, 1812, Charles Otto Muller. 

"Trinity (Newark) Ch. Records" has this entry: " 1812, Feb. 9 Capt. 
Charles Otto Muller of the Island of St. Croix to Miss Charlotte Ogden. 
Witnesses Mr & Mrs Moses Ogden, the uncle & aunt Mrs Scheyler the aunt 
& Mary Ogden the sister of the bride." 

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135. Elizabeth Ogden (Uzal 45 , David , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; 

d. ; m. Robert Johnston. 

CHILDREN (Chart 17): 

403. Margaret Johnston, b. Feb. 22, 1782; d. Apr. 21, 1848; m. Elias Van Arsdale, 

Sr., of Newark, N. J. 

404. Charlotte Johnston, b. ; d. ; m. George W. Niven, of New York. 

138. Rev. Uzal Ogden, D.D. (Uzal 45 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 
Newark, N. J., 1744; d. Nov. 4, 1822; m. 1776, Mary Gouverneur, b. 
1755 ; d. June 13, 18 14; dau. of Samuel Gouverneur and Experience 
Johnson, his wife. 

The Rev. Dr. Uzal Ogden"38 was a man of excellent parts, of ripe scholarship and 
broad sympathies. He was graduated at Princeton College in 1762. In 1770 he prepared 
for holy orders, and in the summer of 1773 went to England and was ordained Deacon 
and Priest by the Bishop of London, at Fulham Palace, Sept. 21, 1773. Upon his return 
to New Jersey he entered upon missionary work in Sussex Co., where in 1776 he married 
Mary Gouverneur. 

On Easter Monday, Apr. 5, 1779, it was unanimously agreed that Uzal Ogdems, Warden 
of Trinity Ch., Newark, write to his son Rev. Uzal Ogden, "and desire him to visit the 
Parish at Newark & Second River and confer with them respecting his Preaching to them 
& administering the Sacraments at certain times as shall be agreed upon." 

On Aug. 2, 1784, Rev. Uzal Ogden met with the Vestry of Trinity Ch., Newark, and 
St. John's Ch., Elizabethtown, and proposed to preach in Trinity Ch., New York, 17 Sundays 
in the year, 17 Sundays in St. John's Ch., Elizabethtown, and 17 Sundays in Trinity Ch., 
Newark; one Sunday to be devoted to the church of Sussex. Each of the two churches to 
pay him in quarterly payments £66-13-4 N. Y. currency, exclusive of fees of office. His 
offer was unanimously accepted. Wharton Dickinson says he was assistant rector at Old 
Trinity, New York, from the above year to 1788, when he was called to the rectorship of 
Trinity Ch., Newark, N. J., and the following year to that of St. John's, Elizabeth, N. J., 
serving both parishes jointly until 1805. 

In 1792 Rev. Uzal, Abraham and Moses Ogden were connected with the rebuilding 
of the Academy in Newark that had been burned. At a meeting of the Academy officers 
in Dec. 1794 it was resolved that Rev. Uzal Ogden be empowered to sell the negro man 
James, donated by Mr. Watts to the Academy, for as much money as the negro would com- 
mand. It is evident that Rev. Uzal owned slaves and land, and the records facetiously 
state that the slaves raised corn, the hogs ate the corn, and in turn the slaves ate the hogs, 
leaving small profit for the master. 

During his ministry he became afflicted with throat trouble that so impaired his voice 
one half of his congregation were unable to hear him. This occasioned serious disaffection 
and discussion, and at a meeting held June 4, 1803, it was resolved that they recommend 
to the Vestry and Wardens that Dr. Ogden be removed and another rector be called to his 
place. The records state "that in making this recommendation we do not intend to reflect 
upon the conduct of Doct. Ogden." All voted for the resolution except Moses and Charles 
Ogden, and after a lively discussion it was agreed to offer Dr. Ogden a pension for life of 
$250 a year or £500 in five annual installments if he would deliver up the church property 
of every kind in his possession. 

In 1798 he received the degree of D.D. from Princeton, and was also elected first Bishop 
of New Jersey, but the general convention refused to ratify the election, owing to serious 
differences between Dr. Ogden and his parishioners on questions of doctrine. 


Granted by Bishop of London, Sept. II, 177; 

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He withdrew from the Prot. Epis. Ch. in 1805 and united with the Presbyterian Ch. 
but without a charge. He was a man of advanced spiritual attainments, and gave the early 
Methodists much counsel and encouragement during their persecutions. 

In 1826 the city of Newark received a bequest of $4000 from the estate of the Rev. 
Dr. Uzal Ogden^ for the education and support of poor orphaned children. 
CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

405. Nicholas Gouverneur Ogden, b. 1776; d. Aug. 15, 1823. 

Having pronounced ability and equipments for mercantile life, he entered 
into partnership with John Jacob Astor, Sr., of New York, in the year 181 6 
for business in China. Mr. Ogden took up his residence in Canton, and an 
extensive and lucrative trade was the result. He died in 1823, and Mr. Astor 
took charge of all the firm's papers, and disputed Mr. Ogden's claims. In 
the year 1840, Samuel Gouverneur Ogden4°6 undertook the settlement of 
his deceased brother's estate and employed the expert lawyer Charles O'Connor 
as chief counsel. After 16 years of legal battle, Mr. Ogden gained the suit, 
and Mr. Astor compromised for $200,000. 

The Newark Sentinel of Freedom of Mar. 2, 1824, had the following: 
"At Canton (China) on the 15th of Aug. Mr. Nicholas G. Ogden in the 47th 
year of his age. Eldest son of the Rev. Dr. Ogden, dec'd. Few men have 
been more highly and deservedly esteemed, or more deeply regretted by a 
numerous circle of friends than Mr. Ogden. He had resided in China for many 
years, as agent for one of our most respectable mercantile houses, and was 
on the eve of returning to his home and family." 

406. Samuel Gouverneur Ogden, b. Oct. 17, 1779; d. Apr. 5, i860; 1st m. Eliza 

Lewis; 2d m. Julia Fairlie. 

407. Alida Gouverneur Ogden, b. 1785 (?); d. ; m. Rev. Anson Rood. 

408. Mary Gouverneur Ogden, b. ; d. New Haven, i860. 

400. Wallace Ogden, b. May 12, 1788; d. Aug. 2, 1803. 

410. Margaret E. Ogden, bap. Apr. 22, 1798; d. May 19, 1823. 

139. Charles Ogden (Uzal 45 , David", David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1748; d. 
July 31, 1815, aged 67 yrs. ; 1st m. (license granted) July 23, 1779, 

Hannah Gouverneur, b. ; d. Sept. 25, 1819; dau. of Samuel 

Gouverneur and Experience Johnson, his wife; 2d m. Ann Clark. 

Doubtless Charles Ogden'3o was born and lived in Newark, N. J., but at time of mar- 
riage both are of Newton, Sussex Co. From the court records of Essex Co., N. J., he appears 
to have been a lawyer. 

CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 8): 

411. Hannah Ogden, b. ; d. y. 

412. Mary Ogden, b. ; d. y. 

413. Elizabeth Ogden, b. ; d. Sept. 14, 1819; m. Sept. 6, 1806, Lewis Sack, a 

merchant of New York City. 

414. Maria Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Jan. 9, 1808, Henry D. Merritt, merchant, 

of Newark, N.J. 

They removed to Mobile, Alabama. 

Children: Ogden Merritt*'^, Joseph Merritt4I4>>, Alabama Mer- 

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415. Charles C. Ogden, b. Jan. 4, 1789; d. ; m. Anna Maria Wade. 


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416. Catharine Ogden, b. ; d. . 

417. Henry Merritt Ogden, b. ; d. . 

418. Uzal Ogden, bap. Nov. 30, 1800; d. ; m. Harriet E. Jackson. 

140. Jemima Ogden (John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; d. ; 

1st m. Stephen Johnson; 2d m. Stephen Day, Jr. 

(Stephen Day, Jr., had 1st m. Polly Bonnell, dau. of Benjamin Bonnell.) 
CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 1): 

419. Jonathan Johnson, b. ; d. . 

420. Hannah Johnson, b. ; d. . 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 1): 

421. Elijah Day, b. ; d. ; m. Phebe Crane. 

422. Electa Day, b. ; d. infant. 

423. David Ogden Day, b. ; d. ; m. Maria Stackhouse; dau. of Samuel 

Stackhouse, of Elizabethtown, N. J. 

142. Hannah Ogden (John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1737; d. 
June 25, 1780; m. Mar. 14, 1763, Rev. James Caldwell, b. Apr. 1734; 
d. Nov. 24, 1 781 ; son of John Caldwell and Margaret Phillips, his wife. 

The Caldwells were of Scotch descent. John Caldwell married Margaret Phillips in 
Co. Antrim, Ireland, and with four single sisters came to America early in 1700 and 
first settled at Chestnut Level, Lancaster Co., Pa., but soon removed and located on 
"Cub Creek," a branch of the Staunton river, in what is now Charlotte Co., Va. He had a 
dau. Martha who was mother to John Caldwell Calhoun of S.C., and here, in the wilderness, 
James, the youngest of seven children was born in Apr. 1734. The place was generally known 
as "The Caldwell Settlement," or "Cub Creek." 

James Caldwell was prepared for college under the tutorage of Rev. James Todd, 
and entered Princeton College at 15 yrs. of age, when the institution was located in Newark. 
He graduated in Sept. 1759 and pursued theological studies under Pres. Davies. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick July 29, 1760; was ordained Sept. 17, 1760, 
and appointed to supply southern vacancies, especially those in the Carolinas. 

He was called to the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church, Elizabethtown, in Nov. 
1761, and was installed in Mar. 1762, with an annual salary of £160. On Mar. 14, 1763, 
just one year after entering this pastorate, he married Hannah Ogden"h, dau. of Judge 
John Ogden46, of Newark, N.J. 

When Whitefield was on his way from Philadelphia to New York he preached 
morning and evening in Mr. Caldwell's church, the privilege being denied by the Rev. 
Mr. Chandler, rector of St. John's. 

Rev. Mr. Caldwell was of an ardent temperament and entered at once into the full 
discussions of the great questions underlying the colonial struggle for freedom, both from 
his pulpit in sermons and prayers, and in his pastoral intercourse. No religious society 
took a bolder stand for independence than his church, from which congregation 40 com- 
missioned officers alone went forth, not counting the many non-commissioned officers and 
privates, and at the request of his soldier congregation Mr. Caldwell entered the field as 
their chaplain. He took an active part in military operations, and his patriotism and fervent 
zeal led the British to call him "The Black Rebel," and the patriots "The Fighting Parson." 
The Journals of Congress show that on Mar. 15, 1777, $200 were ordered to be "paid Rev. 
James Caldwell of Elizabeth Town for extraordinary services," and on May 27, $4,873.54 

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were ordered to be "paid Rev. James Caldwell for the services of a company of light horse, 
Capt. Jacob Wynans, their horsehire and expenses." He also acted as Ass't Commissary 
General. His house at Elizabethtown was burned by the Hessians and Tories who tried 
to capture him, but he moved his family away, and as often as possible returned to preach 
to his people. On one occasion he preached with loaded pistols lying on his pulpit, while 
sentinels watched outside. 

Despite the fact that his wife was cruelly shot and killed by a British soldier at Con- 
necticut Farms, June 25, 1780, "Mr. Caldwell continued in the discharge of the various 
duties to which, in these several capacities, he was called, month by month, until the autumn 
of 1781. The last record made of him by the Presbytery was meeting May 7, 1782, at New 
Providence. It is in these words: 'The Rev d James Caldwell departed this life, falling 
by the hands of a Cruel Murderer, on the 24th of November, 1781.' 

"The funeral services were performed on Tuesday, the 27th, the whole town suspending 
all business and gathering in uncontrollable grief at the house of Mrs. Noel. The Rev. Dr. 
Alex. McWhorter of Newark performed the services, and preached from Ecc. viii: 8. 
An opportunity was given the people to view the corpse, in front of the house in the open 
street. After all had taken their last look, and before the coffin was closed Dr. Boudinot 
came forward, leading nine orphan children, and placing them around the bier of their 
parent, made an address of surprising pathos to the multitude in their behalf. 

"Mr. Caldwell left but a scanty patrimony at the best. The Hon. Elias Boudinot 
cheerfully took upon himself the administration of the estate and the care of the children. 
The patrimony was eventually rendered productive, the children were well educated, and 
all of them became respectable and useful. They were, also, greatly befriended by Mrs. 
Noel, Gen'l Lincoln, President Washington, and the Marquis de La Fayette." — "Hat- 
field's Elizabeth." 

A marble slab was placed over the graves of Rev. Caldwell and his wife in the First 
Pres. ch. yd., Elizabeth, inscribed as follows: 


Of the Rev d James Caldwell & Hannah his Wife 

who fell Victims, to their Country's cause 

in the Years 1780 & 1781 

He was the zealous & faithful Pastor 

of the Presbyterian Church in this Town 

where, by his evangelical Labours in the 

Gospel Vineyard & his early attachment 

to the civil Liberties of his Country 

He has left in the Hearts of his People 

a better Monument than Brass or Marble 

Stop Passenger 

Here also lies the remains of a Woman 

who exhibited to the World 

a bright Constellation of the female Virtues 

On that memorable Day, never to be forgotten 

when a british Foe invaded this fair Village 

and fired even the Temple of the Deity 

This peaceful Daughter of Heaven 

retired to her hallowed apartment 

imploring Heaven for y' pardon of her Enemies 

In that Sacred Moment She was 

by the bloody Hand of a british Ruffian 

despatch'd, like her divine Redeemer 

through a Path of Blood 
to her long wish'd for native Skies" 

W 97 

C^e €>gDen family 

By the joint action of the committee of the First Pres. Ch. and the Cincinnati of New 
Jersey, a much more costly and elegant monument was erected and dedicated with appro- 
priate ceremonies, Nov. 24, 1845, a commemorative address being delivered by the Rev 
Samuel Miller, D.D., of Princeton, N. J. The marble slab was then imbedded in the rear 
wall of the church. 

CHILDREN (Charts 14 and 15): 

' 424. Margaret Phillips Caldwell, b. Jan. 23, 1764; d. Jan. 3, 1831; m. Isaac 

425. John Dickinson Caldwell, b. June 29, 1765; d. May n, 1766. 

426. Hannah Caldwell, b. Sept. 20, 1767; d. Feb. 20, 1825; 1st m. James R. Smith; 

2d m. John R. B. Rodgers, M.D. 

427. John Edwards Caldwell, b. Feb. 2. 1769; d. Mar. 9, 1819; 1st m. Louise 

; 2d m. Hannah (Ker) Van Wyck. 

428. James Baxter Caldwell, b. Jan. 8, 1771; d. Feb. 12, 1826; 1st m. Henrietta 

Gill; 2d m. Nancy Bevan. 

429. Esther Flynt Caldwell, b. Oct. 26, 1772; d. Sept. 1844; m. Rev. Robert 


430. Josiah Flynt Caldwell, b. Aug. 23, 1774; d. Nov. 15, 1859; m - Margaret 

H. Magruder. 

431. Elias Boudinot Caldwell, b. Apr. 3, 1776; d. May 30, 1825; 1st m. Elizabeth 

Boyd; 2d m. Ann Lingan. 

432. Sarah Caldwell, b. June 12, 1778; d. Aug. 25, 1826; m. Rev. John S. Vreden- 


433. Maria Caldwell, b. Sept. 29, 1779; d. Apr. 5, 1852; m. Robert S. Robertson. 

144. Capt. John Ogden, Jr. (John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1743; 

d. Oct. 18, 1815, in 73d year; m. Rhoda Pierson, b. ; d. Dec. 17, 

1 8 10, aged 60 years. 

He is buried in First Pres. ch. yd. of Newark, N. J., his gravestone calling him "Capt 
John Ogden." The "Mudge Genealogy" says he was in many battles of the Revolution- 
ary War. 

CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

434. Joseph Ogden, b. Sept. 28, 1773; d. . 

435. Betsy Ogden, b. Sept. 8, 1775; d. June 3, 1784. 

436. Hannah Caldwell Ogden, b. Dec. 27, 1777; d. Sept. 26, 1831; 1st m. Lewis 

Ward; 2d m. Silas Mudge. 

437. David Sayer Ogden, b. Apr. 23, 1780; d. ; 1st m. Ann Cheetham; 2d m. 

sister of 1st wife; 3d m. Roxana Murphy. 

438. James Caldwell Ogden, b. May 10, 1782; d. Dec. 6, 1838; m. Charlotte 


439. Betsy Ogden, 2D, b. May 21, 1784; d. Jan. 2, 1851; m. Aaron Nichols. 

440. Sarah Ogden, b. May 10, 1786; d. Sept. 21, 1821; m. Horace S. Hinsdale. 

441. Peggy Canfield Ogden, b. Nov. 22, 1788; d. ; m. Jan. 26, 1807, Cornelius 

Francisco. (No further mention.) 

442. Rachel Pierson Ogden, b. Apr. 9, 1791; d. ; m. Newark, Nov. 7, 1820, 

Lieut. Benjamin Olds, of Newark, N. J. 

443. Hetty Caldwell Ogden, b. Oct. 31, 1795; d. . (No further mention.) 

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Makia (Caldwell) Robertson, No. 411 
Elias Bouoihot Caldwell, No. 431 

■s (Caldwell) Caspihld, No. 424 

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145. Aaron Ogden (John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 20, 1744; 

d. Mar. 5, 1S01; 1st m. Hannah Crane, b. Aug. 15, 1740; d. Apr. 1, 

1778; 2d m. Mary Olden, b. ; d. s. p. July 13, 1791 ; 3d m. June 

4, 1792, Mary (Vance, Sayer) Hamilton, b. Dec. 18, 1751; d. Apr. 13, 
1808; ne'e Vance, wid. of Ananias Sayer and Alexander Hamilton. 

Aaron Ogdenms was a resident of Newark, N. J., his property being on High street of 
that city. His wid. Mary {Vance, Sayer, Hamilton) Ogden afterward m. her first husband's 
brother, Jonathan Sayer, who was guardian of Maria Ogden446. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 1): 

444. Jonathan Ogden, b. Aug. 20, 1776; d. 11 d. old. 

445. Samuel Ogden, b. Feb. 9, 1778; d. May 13, 1782. 

CHILD— Third Marriage (Chart 1): 

446. Maria Ogden, b. Oct. 9, 1793; d. ■ ; m. May 23, 1811, Marmeduke Ward, 

merchant, of Albany, N. Y. 

147. Joseph Ogden (John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. July 14, 1748; 
d. i826(?); 1st m. Rhoda Baker, b. Mar. 31, 1750; d. i82o(?); 2 d m. 
Mary (Reading) Gray, b. Mar. 31, 1756; d. Aug. 1836; dau. of Daniel 
Reading and Experience Reid, his wife, and wid. of Arthur Gray. 

Arthur and Mary {Reading) Gray were the parents of Anistatia Gray, 
who m. No. 449, Jonathan Ogden. 

Joseph Ogdenm: was a tanner and shoemaker in Elizabeth, N. J., and his children were 
born there. He later removed to Binghamton, N. Y., where his descendants are now 
living. His gr. dau. Mary (Ogden) Kellogg'*" took great interest in her ancestry and dis- 
covered and contributed nearly all the data concerning her ancestral line, spending her 
last remaining strength in dictating a letter about this genealogy. {See her biography.) 
CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

447. David Ogden, b. Apr. 30, 1770; d. July n, 1833; m. Polly Quigley. 

448. Ezekiel Ogden, b. 1772; d. June 26, 1824; m. Abigail Brandt. 

449. Jonathan Ogden, b. Nov. 14, 1783; d. Jan. 20, 1867; 1st m. Anistatia Gray; 

2d m. Esther (Woodbridge) Bradley. 

450. Rhoda Ogden, b. Aug. 25, 1785; d. Mar. 16, 1848; m. Selah Squires. 

451. Phebe Ogden, b. Dec. 18, 1787; d. Oct. 2, i860; m. John Abbott Barker. 

452. Polly Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Anthony Squires. 

453. Joseph Ogden, Jr., b. Oct. 23, 1791; d. Mar. 23, 1852; m. Mary Van Name. 

454. Baker Ogden, b. ■ ; d. . 

Two sons, both named Jonathan, d. infants. 

152. Jacob Ogden (David 47 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 10, 1749; 
d. Mar. 30, 1825; m. 1772, Jerusha Rockwell, dau. of Joseph Rockwell, 
of Colebrook, Conn. 

Jacob Ogden's* was born in Newark, N. J., where both father and gr. father were law- 
yers. When about a year old his father died, and his mother brought him up in the Prot. 


C^c Ogtien family 

Epis. faith. In early life he went to Colebrook, Conn., where he was employed as clerk for an 
Englishman named Smith, who owned and operated an iron-works, and at which place he 
married Jerusha Rockwell in 1772. At the opening of the Revolution, Mr. Smith returned 
to England, leaving the iron-works in charge of Jacob Ogden, but the works were acci- 
dentally burned Aug. 30, 1781. Jacob then removed to Hartford where he became an enter- 
prising merchant. He built the long wooden block on the south side of Ferry street, and for 
his residence the building on State street formerly known as the "Exchange Hotel," which 
was burned a few years ago. He lost much money in connection with the building of the 
"State House," being paid in lands having defective titles, and being seriously embarrassed, 
he removed to Washington Bridge, between Milford and Stratford, where he kept a public 
house. In 1804 he opened a hotel in New Haven which was for twenty years celebrated as 
the "Coffee House." 

Jacob Ogden'Sj was an energetic man, of strong social qualities, witty and quick at 
repartee. He was a vestryman in Christ Church, Hartford, having been a liberal subscriber 
toward its erection. The original subscription paper, dated Nov. 28, 1786, and still among 
the parish papers, has the following entries among the many donations: "John Morgan 
£36; Jacob Ogden £24; John Thomas £20; Samuel Cutter £10; Major John Caldwell 
£10 in pure spirits; John Chenward one hogshead Molasses; Barnabas Deen £10 in building 
material or in rum; Noah Webster Jr. seven dozen spelling books £3." Jacob Ogden 
and John Morgan agreed with Ebenezer Clark, joiner, to finish the church. One entry reads: 
"Mr Jacob Ogden had been engaged to furnish a dinner for the clergy, bill £4-13- on the 
occasion of the settlement of Rev. Menzias Raynor of Elizabeth, N. J. Nov n 1801, a very 

rainyday -" CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

455. Catharine Ogden, b. Apr. 26, 1773; d. May n, 1852. 

456. Anna Ogden, b. Jan 10, 1775; d. June 20, 1825; m. Judge William Wetmore. 

457. Jerusha Ogden, b. Mar. 17, 1777; d. s. p. Aug. 9, 1854; 1st m. Sept. 17, 1826, 

Judge William Wetmore, widower of elder sister No. 456, Anna (Ogden) 
Wetmore; 2d m. Jabez Burrill, of Sheffield, O. 

458. Clarissa Ogden, b. May 5, 1779; d. Mar. 16, 1794- 

459. Jacob Ogden, b. Jan. 12, 1781; d. infant. 

460. Jacob Ogden, Jr., b. Apr. 2, 1782; d. Mar. 1812; m. Harding, of Boston, Mass. 

He died at sea on a voyage from Carthagena, S. A., to Havana, in Mar. 
1812, leaving a dau., Sarah OGDEN46° a , who m. Dp. Silas Reed, of Ohio, and 
left an only child, Isabella Ogden Reed. 

461. Elizabeth M. Ogden, b. May 17, 1784; d. unm. Feb. 19, 1841. 

462. Abigail Ogden, b. Oct. 22, 1786; d. Sept. 4, 1862. 

463. David Longworth Ogden, b. Oct. 6, 1792; d. Oct. 31, 1863; m. Sarah Amanda 


156. John Johnson, Jr. (Elizabeth Ogden 48 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), 

b. 1749; d. Sept. 3, 1814; istm. Lillias , b. Aug. 29, 1751; d. Oct. 

19, 1772; 2dm. Abigail Canfield, b. Aug. 23, 1754; d. Oct. 26, 1848; dau. 
of Thomas Canfield and Elizabeth Baldwin, his wife. 

John Johnson, Jr.'sS, and his two wives are buried in the old graveyard on Broad 
St., Newark, N.J. 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 9): 

464. Abigail Johnson, b. ; d. ; m. Jedediah Baldwin. 

(No mention of children.) 

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465. Elizabeth Johnson, b. ; d. . 

466. Uzal Johnson, b. Nov. 26, 1777; d. June 4, 1854; m. Mary Harrison, b. Oct. 

4, 1782; d. Nov. 5, 1859; dau. of Abraham Harrison. 

467. Ogden Johnson, b. Feb. 8, 1780; d. Sept. 12, 1780. 
46S. Charles Johnson, b. ; d. . 

469. Ogden Johnson, b. 1786; d. 1815; m. Mar. 9, 1804, Pamelia Camp, b. 1786; 

d. Oct. 24, 1835; dau. of James and Mary Camp. 
They had 3 children. 

470. John C. Johnson, b. Aug. 3, 1787; d. Feb. 4, 1842; m. Abby , b. Mar. 12, 

1789; d. Jan. 31, 1830; buried on Broad street, Newark, N. J. 

471. Lillias Johnson, b. ; d. . 

174. Judge Isaac Ogden (David s °, Josiah 10 , David 3 , John'), b. Jan. 12, 

1740 O. S. ; d. Sept. 10, 1824; istm. Mary Browne, b. ; d. Mar. 15, 

1772, aged 26; dau. of Rev. Isaac Browne, of Newark, N. J. ; 2d m. Sarah 
Hanson, b. 1754; d. Aug. 3, 1838; dau. of Henry Hanson and Sarah Wil- 
kinson, his wife, of Livingston Manor, N. Y. Sarah Hanson was sister 
to Capt. John Wilkinson Hanson of the British army. 

The Hon. Isaac Ogden'74 was doubtless born in Newark, N. J. He graduated in the 
first class that went out of King's, now Columbia College, chose the law for his profession, 
and became a distinguished jurist. Newark tradition says that at the outbreak of the Revo- 
lution his father Judge David Ogdenso and all his sons took the patriotic side, and that the 
son, Isaac Ogden ' '4, delivered a stirring address to a mass meeting from a platform extended 
from the second story of the old court house, Newark, which stood on the west side of Broad 
street, oposite the present Presbyterian church. But in the latter part of 1776 the old Judge 
and his sons Isaac 74, Nicholas'81, and Peter 182 affiliated with the Royalist party, and their 
property was condemned and sold during the war. However, Isaac's brothers Abraham 
and Samuel remained stanch and active patriots. 

Judge Isaac Ogden" 74 was said to have built a store on the northeast corner of Broad 
and Market streets, Newark, where the First National Bank now stands. His house in 
Newark was alternately the residence of the British General and the American Commander 
as either party happened to be successful. "In this way his young family became subject 
to all the horrors attending a residence in the seat of war." But his loyalty to the mother 
country becoming pronounced, he sought safety as a refugee in New York; and when the 
British evacuated that section in 1783 he abandoned his property and prospects and took 
his family to England. There is every evidence that, like his father, he was honest in his 
convictions, for several biographers represent him as a man of sterling integrity and of great 
moral worth. 

The sufferings he had undergone, and the sacrifices he had made, together with his 
learning and legal ability, attracted the attention of the English government, and after the 
close of the war he was appointed Judge of the Admiralty at Quebec by King George III. 
in the year 1788. He at once re-crossed the ocean and established his family in Quebec, 
where his natural energy of character enabled him to retrieve much of his losses, although his 
salary was small in meeting the demands of the rank he was obliged to assume. " His manner 
on the bench was impressive for its energy and acuteness, and his legal opinions were delivered 
with perspicuity and decision." 

During the administration of Lord Dorchester, he was appointed one of the Puisne 
Judges of the Dist. of Montreal and he immediately removed his family to the latter city. 

Ct)e £>gDcn jffamtli? 

While attending to his judicial duties he was taken with a "painful and incurable disease 
brought on by the sedentary nature of his profession." When not in bed he never failed to 
appear in his seat on the bench, but the heroic struggle had to be given up, and in 1818 
his general health was such he sailed for England for medical assistance and underwent two 
painful and dangerous operations, but they did not stay the disease. His advanced age 
was against him in this, but his cheerful disposition did not desert him, and he still mani- 
fested great strength of intellect. He took continuous interest in all public affairs and had 
the various publications of the day read to him by a member of his family. As the end 
approached he expressed great happiness in being peculiarly fortunate in being surrounded 
by his devoted wife and so many of his children and grandchildren. "It was a blessing," 
he said, "allowed to but very few at 85." 

An English biographer adds: "Such were the last moments of this exemplary man, 
and such were the consolatory feelings and strong hope which actuated him at this awful 
period, that it could have sprung from no source but a deep and well-founded confidence 
in the promises of revelation, and a calm conscience arising from a well-spent life. . . . 
It deserves to be mentioned as a proof of the estimation in which the long and tried services 
of Mr. Ogden were held, that our gracious Sovereign specially recommended to the Colonial 
Legislature, to make a more suitable provision for his declining age, and for his widow in 
case of her surviving him, a measure they had not adopted at the time of his death." 

Judge Isaac Ogden's last will states, "I, Isaac Ogden, of the town of Taunton, Somerset 
Co. England, one of His Majesty's Justices of the Court of the Kings Bench for the District 
of Montreal, Canada, this 13th day of Feb. 1823. Since making former wills have removed 
to England for the recovery of my health, many changes having taken place, the death of 
my eldest son David, I leave all to my wife Sarah Ogden, either in England or America, 
and after her death to her children and grand children." 

Mary (Browne) Ogden, first wife of Judge Isaac Ogden' 74, was dau. of Rev. Isaac 
Browne, formerly of Brook-Haven, L. I. He was graduated from Yale College in 1729, 
was accounted "a man of talents and education," and made rector of Trinity P. E. Church, 
Newark, N. J., in 1744. Mary (Browne) Ogden was buried in Newark, her epitaph reading 
as follows: "Mary, the wife of Isaac Ogden, Esq., — here rested from the hurry of life, on 
the 15th of March, 1722, aged 26 years. 

"Could the softness which adorned, — could the piety and benevolence which endeared 
human nature, — could tenderest friendship or purest love disarm the king of terrors, — she 
had not died." 

Sarah (Hanson) Ogden, second wife of Judge Isaac Ogden'74, "was a lady of rank and 
endowments, every way equal to the station she filled. Being descended from one of the 
first families who had emigrated to the now United States, she brought him a large fortune 
which she inherited in her own right; but her property as well as that of her husband was 
lost in the revolutionary convulsion." Hers is the only gravestone inscription in the grave- 
yard at Three Rivers, Canada. 

Many of the descendants of Judge Isaac Ogden 174 are still living in Canada. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 3): 

472. Mary Browne Ogden, b. ; d. Sept. 10, 1856. 

She was unmarried and lived and died at Three Rivers, Canada. 

473. Catharine Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Major Andrews, of the British Army. 

474. Sarah Ogden, b. ; d. Aug. 3, 183S. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 3): 

475. David Ogden, b. after 1772; d. before 1823; m. Ann Richardson, b. 1797; d. 1880. 

476. Henry Ogden, b. June 12, 1782; d. Dec. 12, 1858; m. No. 1386, Mary Hammond 




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477. Isaac G. Ogden, b. Oct. 3, 1783; d. Jan. 19, 1868; m. Elizabeth Walker. 

478. Harriet Lawrence Ogden, b. 1788; d. Nov. 27, 1858; m. Gen. Thomas Evans. 

479. Charles Richard Ogden, b. Feb. 6, 1791; d. 1866; 1st m. Mary Aston Coffin; 

2d m. Susan Clarke. 

480. Peter Skene Ogden, b. 1794; d. Sept. 24, 1854; m. Julia Reava. 

175. Sarah Ogden (David 30 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 8, 1742; 
d. July 30, 1821; m. Nov. 14, 1762, Nicholas Hoffman, b. 1736; d. 1800; 
son of Col. Martinus Hoffman and Tryntje Benson. 

Sarah (Ogden) Hoffman'75 was a noted philanthropist, and one of the founders of 
the "Home for Destitute Women and Children," N. Y. City. 

Nicholas Hoffman was born at Red Hook, Dutchess Co., N.Y.; was gr. son of Nicholas 
Hoffman, and gt. gr. son of Martinus Hoffman who came to America in 1658. He removed 
to New York City about 1760 and became an eminent merchant there. He was one of the 
charter members of the Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the General Committee 
of Safety of N. Y. City in 1775. He was a partner of Gabriel H. Ludlow, their store being 
on Dock street. 

CHILDREN (Chart 16): 

4S1. Nicholas Hoffman, Jr., b. ; d. . 

482. Martin Hoffman, b. Oct. 16, 1763; d. Jan. 30, 1838; 1st m. Beulah Murray; 

2d m. Mary Frances Seton. 

483. Mary Gillon Hoffman, b. 1773; d. ; m. James Seton. 

484. Josiah Ogden Hoffman, b. 1767; d. Jan. 24, 1837; 1st m. Mary Colden; 2d m. 

Maria Fenno. 

176. Abraham Ogden, Esq. (David so , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 
Dec. 30, 1743 O. S.; d. Jan. 31, 1798; m. Dec. 22, 1767, Sarah Frances 
Ludlow, b. Feb. 18, 1744; d. Sept. 9, 1823; dau. of Thomas Ludlow and 
Catharine Le Roux, his wife. 

John Greig Ogden'47s, a descendant of Abraham Ogden 1 ? 6 , contributes the follow- 
ing biography: 

"Abraham Ogden, the third son of David Ogden, was born at Newark, N. J., in 1743. 
He married Sarah Frances Ludlow, daughter of Thomas Ludlow, a wealthy and prominent 
citizen of New York. 

"He became a distinguished lawyer, and is said to have had no equal before a jury. 
He was also Surrogate of Morris Co., N. J., holding the office for many years, and residing 
in Morristown until the end of the Revolutionary War. He then removed to Newark, N. J., 
having been appointed by Washington as the first U. S. Attorney for that District, and 
died there in 1798 at the early age of 55, leaving a large family. It was the good fortune 
of Mr. Ogden and his family to be on terms of friendly intercourse with Washington, who, 
while a portion of the Continental Army was quartered at or near Morristown, passed much 
of his time at the house of his friend 'Squire Ogden,' as he was then called. It appears 
that the General took a particular interest in his host's son Thomas Ludlow, and would 
often make his rounds among the army with the boy mounted before him on his saddle. 
It was about this time that the following incident, not without historic interest, occurred. 
The General, seeing a pair of foils, playfully challenged his young companion to a fencing 
match. After a few thrusts, the button flew off the boy's foil, the unprotected point of 

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which penetrated the General's hand, inflicting a slight flesh wound and drawing the only- 
blood shed by him during the war. The Royalist sentiments of the boy's grandfather 
David Ogden, 'the old Judge,' as he was called, were well known in the community, and 
the report got abroad that an attempt had been made to assassinate the Commander in 
Chief while among his Tory friends. The anecdote, as a matter of family history, is well 
authenticated. " 

Abraham Ogden 1 ? 6 was member of the Legislature of New Jersey in 1790, and was 
U. S. Dist. Attorney 1792-8. Some of the most eminent men of the country studied law in 
his office, among them being Richard Stockton, Gabriel Ford and Josiah Ogden Hoffman. 

Gen. Washington appointed him a commissioner to obtain the relinquishment of a 
title which the Iroquois Nation of Indians held to a part of northern New York state. This 
gained for him a knowledge of the country lying south of the St. Lawrence river, and resulted 
in the purchase of a large tract of country by himself, his brother Samuel Ogden, Gouverneur 
Morris, Nicholas Hoffman, Richard Harison, and Stephen Van Rensselaer, and Ogdensburg 
was founded. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

485. David A. Ogden, b. Jan. 10, 1770; d. June 9, 1829; m. Rebecca C. Edwards. 

486. Catharine L. Ogden, b. July 15, 1771; d. Oct. 21, 1814; m. Abijah Hammond. 

487. Charles L. Ogden, b. Oct. 30, 1772; d. July 15, 1826; m. Elizabeth Meredith. 

488. Thomas Ludlow Ogden, b. Dec. 12, 1773; d. Dec 17, 1844; m. Martha Ham- 


489. Abraham Ogden, Jr., b. July 22, 1775; d. Oct. 24, 1846; m. Mary L.Barnwell. 

490. Gertrude G. Ogden, b. May 22, 1777; d. ; m. Joshua Waddington. 

491. Gouverneur Ogden, b. Aug. 13, 1778; d. Mar. 4, 1851; m. Charlotte Curzon 


492. William Ogden, b. Mar. 28, 1780; d. Aug. 16, 1801. 

493. Sarah F. L. Ogden, b. Feb. 17, 1782; d. Feb. 15, 1849. 

494. Margaretta E. Ogden, b. Aug. 17, 1783; d. Sept. 3, 1834; m. No. 498, David B. 


495. Isaac Ogden, b. Oct. n, 1784; d. June 6, 1867; m. No. 1500, Sarah Ogden 


496. Samuel N. Ogden, b. July, 1787; d. Oct., 1787. 

497. Frances S. Ogden, b. June 23, 1788; d. Aug. 3, 1824; m. Nathaniel Lawrence. 

178. Col. Samuel Ogden (David s °, Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 9, 
1746; d. Dec. 1, 1810; m. Feb. 5, 1775, Euphemia Morris, b. Sept. 10, 
1754; d. June 2, 1818; dau. of Judge Lewis Morris and Sarah Gouverneur, 
his wife. 

Col. Samuel Ogden 1 ? 8 was born in Newark, N. J., was a prominent Episcopalian, and 
an ardent patriot during the Revolutionary War, in which service he was a Colonel of N.J. 
Militia. He was a man of great business tact and energy, and operated an iron works at 
Boonton, N. J. The following advertisement appeared in the New York Packet of 
Sept. 27, 1781: 

"The Nail Manufactory is now carried on at Booneton near Morris Town, in all its 
branches, where any quantity may be had at moderate terms, on the shortest notice; made 
in the neatest manner, of the following sizes. Card Tacks, Saddlers Tacks, of all sizes; 
3d. nails for Lathing, 4d, ditto, for Shingling; and also 6d. 8d. iod. I2d. 2od. and 24d. Nails. 
Best Refined Rod Iron, also to be sold. 

"Booneton August 9, 1781. Sam. Ogden" 


^trtl) feneration 

Iron was shipped to England free of duty, but had to pay tribute to the British treasury 
if used in this country. Col. Samuel Ogden had a grist-mill at Boonton which could con- 
veniently turn out grist, but in which contraband iron was said to be manufactured, it 
being a slitting mill for the production of nail rods. The patriotic colonists, not being on 
good terms with the mother country, were at this time considering such taxation very 
unjust burdens. When it became rumored that Col. Samuel Ogden's grist-mill was turning 
out slitted iron, Gov. Franklin and suite came to investigate. "It is said that the very 
excellent dinner prepared by Mrs. Ogden and the more potent fact that the Governor was 
himself pecuniarily interested in the mill, led him to say as he with some parade looked at 
the little grist-mill, then grinding corn, that 'he knew there was nothing in the story.' 

As given in the biography of his brother Abraham- 76, Col. Samuel Ogden was one of 
the landed company that bought a large tract in northern New York south of the St. Law- 
rence. The following advertisement is from the Albany Gazette of June 7, 1787: 

"Ten townships of unappropriated lands on the south side of the St. Lawrence River 
will be sold at public vendue at the Coffee House in the City of New York July 10, 1787. 
Madrid and Oswegatchie will be sold by single lots or mile squares: — the balance by quarters 
of Townships." 

The principal purchaser was Alexander Macomb, who subsequently acted a distinguished 
part in the northern purchases. On May 3, 1792, Macomb conveyed to Col. Samuel Ogden, 
in trust for himself, Gen. Henry Knox, Robert Morris, and Gouverneur Morris, for £3200, 
the four townships of Hague, Cambray, Oswegatchie and DeKalb, with the stipulation 
that Col. Ogden should convey to Gen. Knox 44,114 acres, to Robert Morris 60,641 acres, 
and to Gouverneur Morris 60,641 acres of this tract. This left Col. Ogden 90,000 acres, 
all of Oswegatchie and a part of DeKalb, Cambray and Madrid townships. Col. Ogden 
sold DeKalb to Judge William Cooper, father of J. Fenimore Cooper, the author. 

Nov. 24, 1807, Col. Samuel Ogden moved to quash indictment of Aaron Burr for murder 
of General Hamilton. — Centiiiel of Freedom. 

Col. Samuel Ogden'78 was a very prominent Churchman and was a delegate to all 
the conventions from 1791 to 1809. He was married by the Rev. Samuel Seabury on Sunday 
Feb. 5, 1775, to Euphemia Morris, sister of Gouverneur Morris and Lewis Morris, a signer 
of the Declaration of Independence. A tablet inscribed to her memory is in Grace Church, 
New York, Broadway and 10th street, which reads, "Euphemia Ogden Relict of Samuel 
Ogden Esq. of Newark, N. J. Born Sept. 10, 1754, Died June 2, 1818." "Isabella W 
Ogden, her daughter. Born Feb. 17, 17S7. Died 15th April 1820." 

CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

498. David B. Ogden, b. Oct. 31, 1775; d. July 16, 1849; m - No. 494. Margaretta 

E. Ogden. 

499. Gertrude G. Ogden, b. Jan. 9, 1777; d. Oct. 9, 1828; m. William Meredith 

500. Sarah Morris Ogden, b. Feb. 14, 1779; d. unm. May 23, 1832. 

She died on board ship Nashville on the passage from New Orleans to 
New York City. 

501. Catharine Morris Ogden, b. Sept. 7, 17S1; d. s. p. Feb. 1, 1863; m. James 

Parker, b. Mar. 1, 1776, at Shirley, a farm in Bethlehem township, Hunterdon 
Co., N.J., "where his father had taken his family for greater safety from 
the troubles of the times. He graduated from Columbia College in 1793 at 
the age of 17. Was a member of the Assembly with the exception of one 
year, from 1806 to 1819. The records of the Assembly teem with the 
manifestations of his untiring industry and of his unswerving fidelity to the 
best interests of the people and the state. One whose attention has not been 
called to the subject will be surprised to find with how many wise and useful 
laws he enriched our statute books. 

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"The Delaware and Raritan Canal was his project. He was one of the 
Commissioners who fixed the boundary between New Jersey and New York. 
His first wife, and the -mother of his children, was Penelope, dau. of Anthony 
Butler, to whom he was m. in old St. Peter's Church, Phila., by Bishop White 
in 1803. His oldest son, James, was an eminent lawyer and Judge in Ohio. 
His 2d son, "William, was an eminent civil engineer. His youngest, the Hon. 
Cortland Parker, of Newark, N. J. 

"His 2d wife was a dau. of Samuel Ogden of Morristown, N. J., by whom 
he had no children." 

502. Euphemia Ogden, b. Mar. 19, 1782; d. . 

503. Lewis Morris Ogden, b. Sept. 15, 1783; d. Nov. 20, 1S10. 

504. Morris M. Ogden, b. ; d. . 

505. Isabella W. Ogden, b. Feb. 17, 1787; d. Apr. 15, 1820. 

506. Caroline Knox Ogden, b. Apr. 9, 1789; d. Jan. 8, 1790. 

507. Caroline Knox Ogden, 20, b. Feb. 23, 1791; d. May n, 1844; m. Isaac A. 


508. Gouverneur Morris Ogden, b. Apr. 17, 1792; d. Mar. 17, 1793. 

509. Samuel Gouverneur Morris Ogden, b. Aug. 29, 1794; d. Feb. 17, 1797. 

181. Nicholas Ogden (David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. May 30, 

1753; d. Newark, N.J. , Feb. 24, 1812; m. Hannah Cuyler, b. 1758; 

d. Sept. 6, 1816, in 59th year; dau. of Henry Cuyler and Alida Schuyler, 
his wife. 

Nicholas Ogden'Si, with his father Judge Davidso, remained loyal to King George III. 
during the Revolutionary War, and "Dickinson's Notes" state he went to Shelbourne, Nova 
Scotia, in 1783, but returned after 1800. While in Nova Scotia he received grants of land 
from the crown, as appear in the following record: "Register of Probate and Deeds Office, 
R. G. Irwin Registrar. Shelbourne, N. S. — Grant of land to Nicholas Ogden from the crown 
— King George the Third, April 1st 1784. — The land situated on Eastern side of Jordan 
Bay about three miles below the mouth of the Jordan River — one parcel containing 200 
acres.— Another 600 acres granted to Nicholas Ogden, Joshua Watson and Bartholemew 
Sullivan as Tehnants in common. — Another grant to Nicholas Ogden of Town Lot in St. 
John's Division. Letter I. No 9 — " All of which Nicholas and Hannah his wife sell to 
Joshua Watson Oct. 1, 1785. "Registered Mar. 18, 1786 on the oath of Samuel Burling. 
Together with all houses, out buildings, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, Lands, Tene- 
mants meadows commons pastures trees woods pathways waters water-courses wind & 
windmills (mill iron & iron work complete for a water mill) — Mill Dam Fishings privileges 
&c. &c. which Nicholas Ogden also deeded to Joshua Watson. (Signed) Valentine Nutter, 
Justice of the Peace. " 

Nicholas OgdeniSi was vestryman of Christ Church, Parish St. Patrick and St. George, 
Shelbourne, N.S., from 1789 to 1800. He was Barrack Master 1793-4, Overseer of River 
Fishery and Justice of the Peace from 1784 to 1800. His house, framed from white oak 
and brought from the U. S., is still standing in the centre of the town. 

There is an inscription at Shelbourne that is connected with a pathetic story told by 
the rector of Christ Church. The inscription runs thus : " Sacred / to the memory of / 
Patrick Maxwell, Esq. / Ensign in His Majesty's 6th / or First Warwickshire Infantry / 
son of William Maxwell , ' of Springkill Bar, N. B. / who was unfortunately / upset in a 
sail boat /July 10th 1790 — & drowned /' aged 19 / deeply regretted by his parents & by 
all / who knew him. " The rector explains that the young ensign lost his life in saving that 

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of Nicholas Ogden. Both were depending upon one oar that proved insufficient to keep 
them afloat, and Mr. Ogden made some reference to his wife and children, when young 
Maxwell immediately said there was no one depending upon him, and letting go the oar 
was drowned. Two other members of the same regiment were also drowned. 

Nicholas Ogden ■*■ returned from Nova Scotia about 1800 and was a resident of Newark, 
N. J., at the time of his death. The Newark Centinel of Freedom of Feb. 25, i8i2,has: "Died, 
yesterday a. m. Nicholas Ogden, Esq. of Newark, age 59." The same paper bearing date 
Sept. 10, 1816, has : "Died, on the 6th, Hannah, wife of the late Nicholas Ogden, Esq., 
of Newark, in her 59th year. " The parents and their children are buried in a little cemetery 
on Rector street, Newark, in the rear of Trinity Church Chapel. 

His will was dated, New York, Dec. 13, 1799, and proved, Newark, June 10, 1812. In 
it he speaks of himself as being of Shelbourne, N. S., and names wife Hannah, daughters 
Alida and Gertrude, sons Henry and David. He gives them one equal sixth part when 
they shall respectively attain to the age of 21 years. The executors were Thomas Barclay 
of New York, Edward Brinley of Shelbourne, N. S., and nephews David A. and Thomas 
L. Ogden, of New York City. 

All that is known of his children is from Christ Church records, parish of St. Patrick 
and St. George, Shelbourne, N. S., excepting the first three children, who were probably 
born in Newark, N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

510. Alida Ogden, b. ; d. ■. 

511. Henry N. Ogden, b. ; d. unm. 

He was a friend of Kemble, Paulding and Irving, and one of the nine 
worthies in "Salmagundi," nicknamed "The Supercargo." 

512. David Nicholas Ogden, bap. May 26, 1788; d. before 1842. 

He resided in Montreal, Canada, and in his will, dated Dec. 14, 1838, and 
proved June 24, 1842, left property in trust for his sisters Alida and Gertrude 
Skinner Ogden, both residing in New Jersey. 

513. Gertrude Ogden, bap. Mar. 10, 1790; d. y. 

514 Herman Gouverneur Ogden ("Harmond" in Reg.), bap. Dec. 6, 1792; d. Aug. 
25, 1796. 

515. Gertrude Skinner Ogden, bap. July 12, 1796; d. Nov. 19, 1880. 

She was a remarkable personality, and bright and active when an old 
lady. She always insisted she was a British subject. When Lafayette re- 
visited this country in 1824, she was one of a group of young ladies presented 
to him in New York. Assuming they were all daughters of patriots, he 
asked concerning her father, when she spiritedly replied, "My father, sir, 
was loyal to his king and country. " Upon this the Marquis complimented 
her for having the courage to stand by the principles of her father. It was 
she who had the gravestones of Capt. David Ogden? and Col. Josiah Ogden"° 
imbedded in the floor of the porch of Trinity Episcopal Church, Newark, 
N. J. Her gravestone is the only one of the family stones bearing dates. 

516. Peter Ogden, b. ; d. . 

517. David Ogden, b. ; d. . 

186. James Banks, Jr. (Mary Ogden 52 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 
Aug. 12, 1735; d. Dec. 28, 1775; m. Oct. 23, 1758, No. 123, Catharine 
Johnson, b. Jan. 23, 1737; d. Nov. 2, 1782; dau. of Nathaniel Johnson 
and No. 43, Sarah Ogden. 

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CHILDREN (Chart to): 

518. Jacob Jameson Banks, b. Feb. 18, 1760; d. . 

519. Josiah Ogden Banks, b. Apr. 21, 1761; d. . 

320. Abraham Isaac Banks, b. Sept. 22, 1762; d. Dec. 12, 1763. 

521. Sarah Banks, b. May 21, 1764; d. . 

522. Martha Banks, b. Aug. 9, 1766; d. . 

191. Joseph Banks (Mary Ogden 52 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 15, 
1746-7; d. May 23, 1821; m. Anna Williams. 

CHILDREN (Chart 10): 

523. Elizabeth Stone Banks, b. Sept. 24, 1792; d. . 

524. Mary Ogden Banks, b. Nov. 20, 1794; d. Mar. 3, 1857; m. June 28, 1820, Stephen 

Denton. They had 6 children. 

525. Sarah Banks, b. June 29, 1798; d. . 

193. Catharine Banks (Mary Ogden 52 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 
Nov. 11, 1749; d. ; m. Josiah Beach. 

CHILDREN (Chart 10): 

526. Catharine Beach, b. ; d. . 

527. Sarah Beach, b. ; d. . 

328. Rhoda Beach, b. ; d. •; m. Thomas Mulford. 

529. Josiah Beach, Jr., b. ; d. . 

195. Catharine Ogden (Jacob 53 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 29, 
1746; d. Feb. 22, 1828; m. Aug. 2, 1762, Philip Van Cortlandt, b. Nov. 10, 
1739; d. May 1, 1814; son of Stephen Van Cortlandt and Mary Walton 
Ricketts, his wife. 

" Bolton's Hist, of Westchester Co., N. Y.," says: "The orthography of the surname 
is properly Corte-landt ; the first syllable Corte or Korte, meaning in the Dutch language 
'short,' the second landt, (land) literally the short land, a term expressing the peculiar 
form of the ancient Duchy of Courland in Russia." 

Philip Van Cortlandt was the eldest of three children, and a graduate of King's 
College. He was a Tory during the Revolution and his estates were forfeited. "He is not 
to be confounded with his uncle of similar name, the Patriot Colonel, who became the an- 
cestor of the Van Cortlandts of Cortlandt Manor. He entered the British Army as Major 
of the third Battalion, N. J. Loyal Volunteers. After the war his estates were confiscated 
and he went to England. He d. May 1, 1814, and was buried at Harlsham, where a mural 
monument is erected. His sons received commissions." 

He is said to have had twenty-three children, of whom we have seventeen. 
CHILDREN (Chart 17): 

530. Mary Ricketts Van Cortlandt, b. 1763; d. ; m. John McNiel Anderson. 

531. (Elizabeth Van Cortlandt, b. 1764; d. 1816; m. William Taylor. 

532. (Catharine Van Cortlandt, b. twin, 1764; d. ; m. William Gourley. 

533. (Philip Van Cortlandt, Jr., b. July 30, 1766; d. s. p.; m. Mary Addison. 

534. (Stephen Van Cortlandt, b. twin, July 30, 1766; d. y. 


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535. Margaret Hughes Van Cortlandt, b. 1768; d. s. p. 1828; m. Capt. Ones- 

pherus Elliott Owen. 

He was Capt. of H. M. 57th Foot, of Binfield Park, Binfield, Berks, and 
of Portland Place, London. 

536. Sarah Ogden Van Cortlandt, b. Mar. 1771; d. Apr. 18, 1 77 1 . 

537. Gertrude Van Cortlandt, b. 1772; d. ; m. Edward Buller. 

538. Sarah Ogden Van Cortlandt, b. 1774; d. unm. 1859. 

539. Richard Willing Van Cortlandt, b. 1775; d. 1777. 

540. Jacob Ogden Van Cortlandt, b. 1777; d. 1S11; m. Ann Warrington. 

541. Henry Clinton Van Cortlandt, b. 1780; d. unm. 1S64. 

542. Charlotte Van Cortlandt, b. 1782; d. s. p. 1847; m - '841, General Sir 

John Frazier. 

543. Jane Van Cortlandt, b. 1783; d. same year. 

544. William Van Cortlandt, b. 1785; d. same year. 

545. Arthur Auchmuty Van Cortlandt, b. 1787; d. unm. 

546. Sophia Sawyer Van Cortlandt, b. 1789; d. ; m. William H. Mulcaster 

197. Elizabeth Ogden (Jacob", Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 25, 

1750; d. ; m. Jamaica, L. I., Sept. 4, 1774, Peter McKie. 

CHILDREN (Chart 17): 

547. Jane McKie, b. ; d. ; m. William Ellery. 

548. Elizabeth McKie, b. ; d. ; m. John Foley. 

549. John McKie, b. ; d. . 

202. Jacob Ogden, Jr. (Jacob 53 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 26, 
1762; d. ; m. Oct. 13, 1789, Mary De Peyster, dau. of James De 

Peyster and Sarah Reade, his wife. 

CHILD (Chart 4): 

550. James De Peyster Ogden, b. Aug. 26, 1790; d. Apr. 7, 1870; m. Lavinia 


204. William Ogden (Jacob 53 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 21, 

1766; d. ; m. , Susan Murray, dau. of John Murray and 

Hannah Lindley, and sister of Beulah Murray, wife of No. 482, Martin 
Hoffman ; also sister of Lindley Murray, the noted grammarian. 
CHILDREN (Chart 4) : 

551. Elizabeth Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. G. W. Giles, son of Aquilla Giles. 

552. Murray Ogden, b. ; d. . 

553. Harriet Ogden, b. ; d. Aug. 18, 1895; m. Rev. John Freeman Young, 

Prot. Epis. Bishop of Florida, b. Oct. 30, 1825; d. Nov. 15, 1885. 

554. Mary Murray Ogden, b. Sept. 29, 1792; d. July 20, 1881; m. No. 1370, Murray 


555. Susan Lindley Ogden, b. Sept. 26, 1804; d. May 20, 1862; m. No. 1371, 

Lindley Murray Hoffman. 

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205. Cornelia Ogden (Jacob 53 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 7, 
1768; d. ; m. John Bainbridge. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

556. Henry Bainbridge, b. ; d. . 

557. Rosetta Bainbridge, b. ; d. . 

558. Mary Bainbridge, b. ; d. . 

230. Moses Ogden (Isaac 61 , John 11 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 5, 1762; 
d. Feb. 17, 1825; m. Lydia Strowbridge, b. Dec. 15, 1773; d. . 

Moses Ogden*3° removed from New Jersey to Ohio in 1805, and has numerous descend- 
ants living in that state. Mrs. Kate Ogden Cooper, of Urbana, O., kindly sent all the data 
we have of the family. She was dau. of Charles H.568 and gr. dau. of Moses 2 3°. 

The will of Moses Ogden*3° was dated Feb. 8, 1821, proved Mar. 16, 1821, and recorded 
in Franklin Co., O. He then lived in Jefferson township, that county. A latter clause of 
his will states: "If, contrary to my expectations, any dispute should arise it is my will 
and desire that it may be settled in the same manner as General George Washington, former 
President of the United States, directed that similar disputes among his heirs & legatees 
should be settled." 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

559. Lewis Ogden, b. July 9, 1792; d. . 

560. Elias Ogden, b. Sept. 8, 1794; d. . 

561. Clarinda Ogden, b. Jan. 19, 1797; d. Oct. 7, 1797. 

562. Elizabeth Ogden, b. July 19, 1799; d. Mar. 13, 1843; m - Smith. 

563. Abigail Ogden, b. Mar. 28, 1802; d. ; m. Eager. 

564. Jane Ogden, b. Apr. 28, 1S05; d. June 27, 1881. 

565. Sarah Ogden, b. Oct. 28, 1807; d. . 

566. Isaac Ogden, b. Dec. 31, 1809; d. Feb. 5, 1810. 

567. Catharine Ogden, b. Apr. 28, 1810; d. Feb. 1814. 

568. Charles H. Ogden, b. Apr. 14, 1813; d. ; m. . 

Child: Kate Ogdens68» ; m . Cooper. Res. Urbana, O. 

569. George W. Ogden, b. Apr. 4, 1816; d. . 

570. Amanda Ogden, b. July 17, 1819; d. Aug. 26, 1820. 

232. John Ogden (David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1740; d. 
Aug. 7, 1810; m. Aug. 26, 1762, Phebe Howard, b. 1746; d. June 2, 1817; 
dau. of Daniel Howard and Rachel Latimer, his wife. 

John Ogden 2 32 wa s born in Hanover township, near Morristown, N. J., and was bap. at 
latter place Sept. 16, 1743- He settled at Morristown and died there of paralysis. He was 
in the militia service in the Revolutionary War as a private for three terms. His son Daniels7" 
served in his stead for two terms, while his father was at home providing for his family, 
and baking bread from the flour provided for the patriot troops, which he carried to the 
army at Morristown. Tradition says that John Ogden 2 32 was an uncommonly active 
patriot, acted as a scout, and required his Tory neighbors to pay a just, if unwilling, tribute 
to the cause. 

Phebe (Howard) Ogden was one of nine children of Daniel Howard and Rachel Latimer, 
was b. at Morris Plains, N. J., and bap. at Morristown Apr. 17, 1748, where she d. of fever. 

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aged 71 yrs. Her father, Daniel Howard, m. Morristown, N. J., Aug. 8, 1745, Rachel Latimer, 
and settled about one mile up the stream from Speedwell, near the iron works, at "What- 
nong, " now in the district of Morris Plains, in Hanover township, and where he d, June 16, 
1777, aged 53, and his wife Rachel July 18, 1808, aged 81. 

All of John and Phebe (Howard) Ogden's children were born at Morristown, N. J. 
CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

571. Daniel Ogden, b. Sept. 12, 1763; d. Feb. 18, 1835; m. Phebe Lindsley. 

572. Anna Ogden, b. Feb. 14, 1765; d. July 3, 1821; m. Bethuel Pierson. 

573. (Rachel Ogden, b. Jan. 4, 1767; d. Apr. 17, 1798; m. Zenas Lindsley. 

574. IAbraham Ogden, b. twin, Jan. 4, 1767; d. Sept. 27, 1770. 

575. Abraham Ogden, 2D, b. Nov. 24, 1771; d. Aug. 10, 1825; m. Abigail Weed. 

576. Isaac Ogden, b. Dec. 16, 1773; d. Dec. 25, 1850; 1st m. Betsy Raymond; 2d m. 

Lucy Marsh. 

577. Eunice Ogden, b. Oct. 12, 1775; d. Oct. 28, 1854; m. Recompense Stansbury. 

578. Jacob Ogden, b. May 25, 1780; d. . 

579. Eliza Ogden, b. May 22, 1782; d. Oct. 4, 1837; m. William Campfield. 
5S0. William Ogden, b. Apr. 26, 1786; d. Apr. — 1850; m. Ann Gregory. 

233. David Ogden, Jr. (David 52 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1742; 
d. 1790; m. Oct. — 1764, Mary Wilkinson, b. Mar. 7, 1747; d. May 4, 
181 1 ; dau. of Wilkinson and Bloomfield, his wife. 

David Ogden, Jr. j 33, was b. in Hanover, N. J., and bap. at Morristown, Sept. 16, 1745. 
In "Jerseymen in the Revolution," he is given as an express rider. He was intrusted by 
Gen. Washington with important missions connected with the army, when encamped near 
Morristown. On one occasion he was ambushed by the English, and escaped by throwing 
himself on the side of his horse and galloping through their midst. Gen. Washington was 
a frequent caller at the Ogden homestead. 

Mary (Wilkinson) Ogden joined the church at Morristown, N.J., under the half-way 
covenant, Mar. 15, 1767. She d. in New York city. 

CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

581. Esther Ogden, b. Feb. 4, 1766; d. Aug. 19, 1843; m. Abraham Bell. 

582. Sarah Ogden, b. Apr. 23, 1768; d. May — 1841; m. David Coit. 

583. Huldah Tapping Ogden, b. Aug. 22, 1771; d. Nov. 8, 1845; m - Joseph L. 


584. David Ogden, b. Nov. 3, 1778. Removed to west. 

585. John Ogden, b. Oct. 31, 1781; d. July n, 1873; m. Maria Wiest. 

586. Phebe Ogden, b. Apr. 7, 1787; d. unm. 

587. George Ogden, b. Jan. 18, 1789; d. 1862; m. Jane Charlotte (Owen) 


234. Mary Ogden (David 62 , Thomas' 2 , David 3 , John'), b. 1743; d. 
Aug. 2i, 1814; m. Jan. 14, 1759, Lieut. Alexander Carmichael, b. 
Sept. 12, 1734; d. Jan. 25, 1808. 

Mary Ogden'34, was b. in Hanover, N. J., and bap. at Morristown, N. J., Sept. 16, 1745. 
She m. her husband at Morristown where they settled and died, she aged 71 yrs. and he 74 
yrs. They became members of the church there Feb. 8, 1761, under the half-way covenant, 

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Alexander Carmichael was b. in Scotland. He was a lieutenant of light dragoons 
in Morris Co., July, 1776, during the war of the Revolution, and was Judge in Morristown, 
1786, where he died. 

CHILDREN (Chart 18) : 

588. John Carmichael, bap. Feb. 8, 1761; d. . 

589. Elizabeth Carmichael, bap. Nov. 28, 1762; d. Oct. 25, 1828; 1st m. James 

Pitney; 2d m. Stephen Halsey. 

590. David Carmichael, b. Dec. 31, 1764; d. Aug. 19, 1810; m. Jane Silcoat. 

591. f Huldah Carmichael, bap. May 15, 1768; d. — — ; m. May 12, 1798, John Bryan. 
•j (No record of children.) 

592. [ Carmichael, b. twin, May 15, 1768; d. June 21, 1770. 

593. Ann Carmichael, b. Jan. 27, 1772; d. . 

594. Keturah Carmichael, b. Mar. 28, 1774; d. ; m. John Bryan, wid. husb. 

of her sister No. 591, Huldah. 

John Bryan was a furrier of Albany, N. Y. 

595. Richard Montgomery Carmichael. b. June 22, 1776; d. July 27, 1800. 

596. Charles Carmichael, b. Feb. 27, 1779; d. Aug. 4, 1824; m. Temperance Blach- 


597. Mary Carmichael, b. Dec. 30, 1780; d. May 8, 1850; m. John Keys. 

598. Sophia Carmichael, b. May 6, 1784; d. Sept. 30, 1828; m. Thomas B. Van Horn. 

235. Abigail Ogden (David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), bap. Morris- 
town, N. J., Sept. 16, 1745; d. ; 1st m. Thomas Stiles, b. Morris- 
town, N. J., circa 1732 ; d. circa 1802 ; son of Jonathan Stiles and Elizabeth 
Taylor, his wife; 2d m. Enoch Goble. 

Abigail Ogden 2 35 was dau. of David Ogden 62 of Snarling Street, a locality about two 
and a half miles east of Morristown, N. J.; she d. soon after her second marriage, from 
which there was no issue. Enoch Goble, her second husband, shortly married Mary Cooper, 
who doubtless proved an excellent step-mother to Abigail (Ogden) Stiles' children, for 
after the latter reached majority and were married, two of them, John and James, each 
named a child for her. 

Thomas Stiles, first husb. of Abigail Ogden^s, was son of Jonathan Stiles, of Morris- 
town, N. J., called "Long Jonathan" on account of his great size. He came to Morris Co., 
N. J., about 1726, from Stratford, Conn., where he was born, and where his ancestors had long 
lived. He is said to be the ancestor of all the Stiles Family in that part of the state. David 
Stiles, son of Thomas Stiles, was made administrator of his father's estate in Apr. 1803. 
The following eight children of Thomas and Abigail are not known to be named in the regular 
order of their birth. 

CHILDREN (Chart 18) : 

599. David Stiles, b. circa 1760; d. Dec. 1839; m. Elizabeth Kitchell. 

600. Elizabeth Stiles, b. June, 1761; d. 1841; m. Abraham Losey. 

(They had children, no record.) 

601. James Stiles, b. Apr. 28, 1764; d. Nov. 5, 1841; m. Phebe Aber. 

602. Jacob Stiles, b. 1764; d. Bridport, Vt., Aug. 28, 1847; m. Polly Johnson, 

d. s. p. Aug. 27, 1847; both buried in same grave at Bridport, Vt. 

603. John Stiles, b. Nov. 4, 1766; d. May 6, 1815; m. Nancy Lindsley. 

604. Mary Stiles, b. ; d. 1830; m. Moses Hurd. 

605. Sally Stiles, b. ; d. 1847; m. Jonathan Ball. 

606. Rhoda Stiles, b. ; d. 1828; m. Ezekiel Munson. 

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236. Stephen Ogden (David 62 , Thomas", David 3 , John 1 ), b. Hanover, 

N. J., circa 1750; d. Jan. 21, 1S08; m. Charity Fairchild, b. 1759; 

d. Dec. 10, 1805. 

Stephen Ogden^c wa s bap. Morristown, N. J., Dec. 2, 1750. He was a farmer by 
occupation, and lived on the old homestead of his father at Hanover, N. J., where both he and 
his wife d. of consumption, he aged 58 years, and she at the age of 46. He was a soldier 
in the Continental Army, belonging to the " Eastern Battalion, Morris Co., " and was wounded 
at Second River Sept. 13, 1777. 

CHILDREN (Chart 4) : 

607. Charles Ogden, b. 1778; d. Feb. 17, 1808; m. Sarah Lindsley. 

608. Ephraim F. Ogden, b. ; d. June 3, 1862, single. 

He was a farmer, and settled in White Oak Springs, Lafayette Co., Wis., 
where he died. In his will dated Apr. 20, 1862, he first makes provision for 
suitable burial by his Masonic brethren; he bequeaths one half of his estate. 
real and personal, to Robert G. Wand of Wisconsin, and one half to his 
nephew Agur L. Ogden" 6 »3, of New Vernon, Morris Co., N.J. 

609. Jacob Ogden, b. 1786; d. May 4, 1805. 

237. Sarah Ogden (David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Hanover, 
N. J., bap. Morristown, N. J., Feb. 25, 1753; d. Panton, Vt., Nov. 27, 1815; 
m. i774(?) Jacob Tappan, b. Nov. 16, 1753; d. Aug. 3, 181 1; son of Abra- 
ham Tappan and Sarah Renolds, his wife. 

Jacob Tappan lived in Hanover, N.J., and afterward removed near the iron works on 
the Rockaway River, between Dover and Boonton. After the death of her husband, Sarah 
(Ogden) Tappan»37 removed to Vermont with her oldest son Silas, and died at his house in 
Panton, on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. She was buried in the family plot over- 
looking the lake. 

CHILDREN (Chart 24) : 

610. Isabella Tappan, b. Sept. 14, 1775; d. Nov. 29, 1824; m. Isaac Wilkinson. 

611. Silas Tappan, b. July 25, 1778; d. Feb. 29, 1868; 1st m. Anna Stagg; 2d m. 

Mercia B. Rexford. 

612. Anthony Tappan, b. Oct. 6, 1780; d. Oct. 16, 1866; m. Anna Cook. 

613. Jabez Tappan, b. June 7, 1783; d. . 

He lived and died at Phoenix, Oswego Co., N. Y. It is not known that 
he married. 

614. Nancy Tappan, b. Jan. 31, 1789; d. ; m. Jonas Adams. 

Had children; no record found. 

615. Charles Tappan, b. June 16, 1792; d. July 9, 1853; m. Phebe McNeil. 

238. Eunice Ogden (David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John'), bap. Morris- 
town, N. J., Nov. 2, 1755; d. ; m. , Philip Post. 

Marriage recorded in oldest book of church records at Hanover, N. J. 

CHILD (Chart 22) : 
616. David Ogden Post, b. Jan. 10, 1794; d. Dec. 17, 1849; m. Phebe Williams. 

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239. Hon. Jonathan Ogden (Stephen 64 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
bap. Morristown, N. J., Nov. 6, 1743; d. Jan. 16, 1825; m. June 15, 1774, 
Abigail Gardner, b. circa 1754; d. Jan. 30, 1825, aged 71 yrs. ; dau. of 
David Gardner and Abigail Peck, his wife. 

Jonathan Ogden 2 39 was a resident of Morristown, N. J., and a man of ability, worth, 
and influence. From 1805 to 1812 he was Judge of the county court. He was member of 
the Assembly from Morris Co. 1802-4, filling the office with great credit. He was one of 
the most liberal subscribers to the fund raised to purchase the "Morristown Green, " which 
was then owned by the First Presbyterian Church, and which a few public-spirited citizens 
bought and presented to the town, providing in the deed of gift that no buildings of any 
kind should be allowed upon it. He was also largely instrumental in organizing the "State 
Bank at Morris," which stood on the corner of Bank street and the park. The only mention 
of Jonathan Ogden j 39 now found on the pages of Morris county history is in connection 
with some meritorious deed. 

He was a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church, where he and his wife became 
members under the half-way covenant, May 4, 1775. He was doubtless the Jonathan 
Ogden of Morris Co. who served in Capt. Bonnell's Co., 1st Reg't of the Continental army, in 
the Revolutionary War. 

CHILDREN (Chart 5) : 

617. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Jan. 3, 1775; d. Aug. 8, 1777. 

618. Samuel Ogden, b. May 13, 1777; d. 1823 (?). 

A letter written by Henry W. Ogden"' 6 , son of Dr. Oliver Wayne 
Ogden 6 '"), to his uncle Dr. Elias Ogden 6 *.!, at Natchez, Miss., the letter dated 
New Germantown, N. J., Jan. 3, 1840, says: "A short time since we received 
a letter from uncle Samuel G. Ogden, from Swedesboro, Gloucester Co., N.J. 
He and his family are well. He complains of not hearing from his relatives, 
and is anxious to know if we have heard from Uncle Charles. " (See No. 621.) 

This is the only document that gives Samuel Ogden 6 i8 a middle name. 
The letter indicates his place of residence, and that he was married, having 
a family; also that he did not die in 1823, but was alive in 1840. 

619. Oliver Wayne Ogden, b. July 5, 1779; d. Nov. 14, 1839; m. Mary Wisner. 

620. Stephen J. Ogden, b. Nov. 13, 1781; d. unm. Dec. 15, 1817. 

He lived and died in Morris Co., N. J. With his father, above, he was 
one of the subscribers to the fund for the purchase of the "Morristown Green. " 

621. Charles H. Ogden, b. Mar. 10, 1792; d." . 

He was connected with the building or management of a large hotel 
in Morristown, N. J., known as the "Morris County House," that stood on 
the corner of Market street and the park, and which was destroyed by fire 
in 1845. A. miniature portrait of him has this written on the back: "Charles 
H. Ogden, born 1792. Miniature painted by Edward C. Potter at Morris- 
town N. J. Feb. 2, 182 1. " He removed from Morristown, and it is not known 
that he ever married, or when and where he died. 

622. Eliza B. Ogden, h. circa 1796; d. s. p. Feb. 28, 1821; m. Rev. David B. Hendricks. 

The Newark Centinal of Freedom, date June 20, 1820, has this item: 
"A short time since the Rev. David B. Hendricks, formerly of Rhinebeck, 
N. Y. to Miss Eliza B. daughter of Jonathan Ogden, Esq. of Morristown, N.J." 

A gravestone in rear of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, 
says: "Eliza B. Hendricks wife of Rev. David Hendricks, and daughter 
of Jonathan Ogden, died Feb. 28, 1821, aged 25." 

623. Elias Ogden, b. circa 1802; d. Feb. 2, 1845; m. Ann M. (Routh) Lane. 

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240. Phebe Ogden (Stephen 64 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John"), b. 1746; d. 
May 26, 1836; m. Samuel Haines, of Vealtown, N. J. 

She is interred in a burial ground at Bedminster, N.J. 
CHILDREN (Chart 22) : 

624. Stephen Haines, b. ; d. . 

625. Ruth Haines, b. ; d. ; m. Nathaniel Whitaker. 

626. Betsy Haines, b. ; d. ; m. William Ludlow, son of Col. Cornelius 


They moved to Mill Creek, O., and had six children, of whom were 
Israel Ludlow 6 ' 63 , Samuel Ludlow 6 * 66 , and Betsy Ludlow 6 * 60 . 

241. Nathaniel Ogden (Stephen 64 , Thomas' 2 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; 

d. Nov. 18, 1826, aged 76yrs.; m. July 17, 1791, Elizabeth Collins, b. 
1768; d. June 5, 1829. 

Nathaniel Ogden*4i was a Quartermaster in the Continental Army. He was at one 
time a prisoner in the hands of the British at White Plains, and was one night approached 
by an officer, who was a brother Mason, and told where he might find a horse hidden, and 
ready for a rider. In the morning the prisoner was missing. He was with Washington 
at the battle of Trenton, and spent the next winter in the camp at Morristown. After the 
Revolution he removed to Coeymans, on the Hudson River, where he died. His claim 
against the Government for bounty is recorded in the Land Papers at Albany, N. Y., 
under date of June 18, 1790. 

The will of his sister Elizabeth (Ogden) Barnet has this clause: "To the children of 
my brother Nathaniel, the sum of 82,000 to be equally divided among them." 
CHILDREN (Chart 5) : 

627. Harriet Ogden, b. Sept. 28, 1792; d. Dec. 2, 1S58; m. Abraham Covert. 
62S. Isaac Ogden, b. Nov. 23, 1793; d. May 29, 1795. 

629. Eliza Ogden, b. Apr. 20, 1795; d. ; m. Robert Thompson. 

630. Oliver Barnet Ogden, b. Sept. 17, 1796; d. 1846; m. Lois (Taylor) Wood- 


631. Maria Ogden, b. July 2, 179S; d. ; m. Newton E. Crittenden. 

632. Clarissa Ogden, b. June 12, 1802; d. . 

633. Julian Ogden, b. Nov. 23, 1803; d. Aug. 29. 1805. 

634. Ellen Ogden, b. Jan. 29, 1807; d. Mar 13,1874; m. Thomas Jefferson Greene. 

243. Isaac Ogden, M.D. (Stephen 64 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John'), b. 

1764; d. May 6, 1829; m. Hannah Stoothoff, b. ; d. 1866; dau. 

of Peter Stoothoff. 

Dr. Isaac Ogden*43 was b. at Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., N. J., as were all his brothers 
and sisters. He graduated from Princeton in 1 784. Upon entering his profession as physician 
he settled at Six Mile Run, where he m. Miss Stoothoff. It is said he rocked the cradle of 
his wife when an infant, while as a student he boarded in her father's family. He left his 
first place of residence, and after being a short time at White House, N. J., he removed to 
New Germantown, N.J. Here he succeeded to the practice of Dr. Oliver Barnet, his brother- 
in-law. and during his earlier years practiced extensively and successfully. He accumulated 


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property and was widely known as a most estimable and useful citizen. He became a mem- 
ber of the Medical Society in 1788. During the latter years of his life he almost abandoned 
the practice of medicine, and acted as postmaster of the town. 

He was a man of purest life, a practical Christian, promoting the interests of religion 
by every means in his power. He had the respect and esteem of all who knew him. Sub- 
sequent to 1820 he removed to New Brunswick, N. J., where he died in 1829, and was buried 
in the graveyard of the First Reformed Church. His memorial stone has the following 
inscription: "Sacred to the memory of Dr. Isaac Ogden, who departed this life on the 
6th of May 1829, in the 66th year of his age. A kind husband, an affectionate father, an 
humble Christian." 

CHILD (Chart 1) : 

635. Elizabeth Ogden, b. 1797; d. Sept. 1, 1827; m. Rev. Isaac N. Wyckoff, D.D. 

(Rev. Dr. Wyckoff 2d m. Cornelia and had several children.) 

From the will of her mother, Hannah (Stoothoff) Ogden, made Mar. 2, 
1855, and proved Sept. 15, 1866, it appears that Elizabeth (Ogden) 
Wyckoff^s had at least two children, Theodore F. Wyckoff^s", and 
Isaac Ogden WYCKOFF635 h . 

244. Sarah Ogden (Stephen 64 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; 

d. ; m. circa 1766 (?) John Gaston, b. near Freehold, N. J., Nov. 10, 

1730 ; d. circa 1777; son of Joseph and Margaret Gaston, Scotch emigrants. 

(John Gaston had ist m. Elizabeth Ker, who d. 1765, and by whom 
he had two or three children, boys, who settled in Pennsylvania.) 

In Littells' "First Settlers of the Passaic Valley" it is stated that "Sally Ogden, 
dau. of Stephen Ogden and Elizabeth Whitaker, m. John Gaston, of Pluckemin, who was 
father of Joseph Gaston and gr. father of John and William B. Gaston Esq'rs of Somerville, 

John Gaston, husb. of Sarah Ogden'44, lived at Germantown, Somerset Co., N. J., from 
1772 to 1776 and was a merchant of considerable means and business. He removed from 
Germantown to Pluckemin, N.J., where he continued his mercantile business, and where 
he died about 1777. 

CHILDREN (Chart 22) : 

636. William Gaston, b. 1767 (?); d. . 

637. Joseph Gaston, b. 1770 (?); d. . 

638. Isaac Gaston, b. 1773; d. Sept. 5, 1851; m. Mar. 19, 1803, Annie Hedges, b. 

Jan. 28, 1780; d. Mar. 9, 1876. 

They resided near Morristown, N. J. 

639. John Gaston, Jr., b. 1775 (?); d. ; m. Lansing. 

They settled at Lansingburg, N. Y. 

640. Stephen Gaston, b. 1777 (?); d. . 

He lived in the state of New York. 

641. Elizabeth Gaston, b. 1779 (?); d. ; m. Elias Hedges. 

They settled and died at Colerain, O., where are many descendants. 

642. Margaret Gaston, b. 1782; d. Nov. 27, 1842, aged 60; m. Smith Scudder, of 

Elizabeth, N. J., b. Nov. 6, 1775; d. Sept. 26, 1846. 

Both are buried in St. John's churchyard, Elizabeth, N. J. 

They had two boys, one of whom was named Mansfield Scudder 6 -" 1 . 

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246. Ralph Price (Abigail Ogden 6s , Thomas", David 3 , John'), b. 
Apr. 24, 1749; d. Dec. 2, 1815; m. 1778, Elizabeth Woodruff, b. 1755; 
d. Sept. 14, 181 7; dau. of Timothy and Elizabeth Woodruff. 

CHILDREN (Chart 11) : 

643. Puah Price, b. May 24, 1779; d. Feb. 1, 1780. 

644. Elihu Price, b. Aug. 27, 17S0; d. Aug. 28, 1862; 1st m. Mar. 7, 1809, Abigail 

Pierson, b. Feb. 15, 1778; d. Jan. 2, 1817; dau. of William Pierson; 2d m 
Jan. 13, 1818, Catharine Martin, b. 1792; d. Apr. 7, 1844. 
There were 4 children by 1st m. and 4 children by 2d m. 

645. Robert Price, b. June 27, 1782; d. July 20, 1843. 

646. Puah Price, 2D, b. May 25, 1784; d. Feb. 10, 1853; m. Feb. 22, 1807, John Davis 

Pierson, bap. Mar. 20, 1783; d. Sept. 12, 1870; son of William Pierson. 
They had 5 children. 

647. Ralph Price, Jr., b. Mar. 13, 1786; d. Feb. 8, 1787. 

648. Phebe Ogden Price, b. Oct. 25, 1787; d. May 3, 1798. 

649. Pamelia Price, b. Oct. 2, 1789; d. Dec. 30, 1823. 

650. Hedges Ralph Price, b. Feb. 3, 1792; d. Aug. 25, 1793. 

651. Elizabeth Woodruff Price, b. Apr. 23, 1794; d. ; m. David Clark, of 

Westfield, N. J. 

They had 1 child. 

652. Mary Ann Price, b. Dec. 18, 1795; d. July 2^2, 1870. 

653. Ralph Price, 3D, b. June 20, 1798; d. July 21, 1799. 

247. Thomas Price, 3D (Abigail Ogden 6s , Thomas' 2 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Sept. 27, 1 7 5 1 ; d. Sept. 18, 1827; m. 1778, Rachel Badgley, b. 
June 28, 1760; d. Jan. 17, 1839; dau. of Cornelius Badgley and Elsey 
Townley, his wife. 

Thomas Priced and wife were Episcopalians. Ten of their children (from the 2d to 
nth) were bap. Dec. n, 1799, by Rev. Menzies Raynor, of St. John's Prot. Epis. Ch., Eliza- 
beth, N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 11) : 

654. Abigail Price, b. Feb. 11, 1779; d. ; m. Nov. 19, 1797, Edward Townley, 

son of James Townley. 

They had 5 children. 

655. Mary A. Price, b. Sept. 11, 1780; d. Jan. 23, 1843; m - Dec. 14, 1799, Col. Elihu 

Brittin, b. 1778; d. Nov. 9, 1849; son of Capt. William Brittin, Jr., and 
No. 117, Mary Pierson, his wife. 

They had 6 children. 
Col. Elihu Brittin afterward m. Albina Ralston, by whom he had 
1 child. 

656. Jane Price, b. 1781; d. ; m. Gould Phinney. 

They had 1 child. 

657. Sarah Price, b. 1783; d. May 22, 1853; m. Aug. 15, 1801, Ebenezer Lindsley. 

They had 3 children. 

658. Phebe Price, b. 1784; d. Oct. 30, 1855; m. Dec. 30, 1804, John M. Meeker, b. 

1783; d. Jan. 20, 1822; son of Joseph Meeker and Mary Megie, his wife. 
They had 8 children. 

Ctye £>gtieu family 

659. Maria Price, b. 1786; d. ; m. Henry . 

660. Caleb Price, b. 1787; d. Oct. 19, 1858; m. Dec. 24, 1808, Ann Tucker Marsh. 

They had 3 children. 
Caleb Price^o m . again, but had no further issue. 

661. Elias Price, b. ; d. . 

662. Henrietta Price, b. ; d. ; m. Conklin Scribner. 

663. Jeremiah Price, b. Nov. 10, 1792; d. unm. 1856. 

664. James Price, b. ; d. ; m. Dec. 31, 1815, Hannah Horton. 

665. Brittin Price, b. ; d. . 

666. Joseph Dayton Price, bap. Aug. 15, 1801; d. ; 1st m. Elizabeth W. , 

b. 1802; d. s. p. May 13, 1824; 2d m. 1827, Abigail , b. 1804; d. Aug. 

17, 1830; 3d m. Susan M. , b. 1808; d. . 

There were 2 children by the 2d m. and 2 by the 3d m. 

667. Joanna Price, b. — ■ — ; d. — ■ — ; m. Joseph C. Hinchman. 

668. Thomas Jefferson Price, b. Dec, 1805; d. . 

248. Stephen Price (Abigail Ogden 65 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 
Nov. s, 1753; d. Mar. 30, 1828; m. 1776, Hannah Chandler, b. 1759; 
d. Apr. 26, 1836; dau. of James Chandler. 

CHILDREN (Chart 11) : 

669. Thomas Price, b. Feb. 1.1777; d ; m. 1801, Frances Montrose. 

They were of Essex and Morris Counties, N. J. 
They had 1 1 children. 

670. David Price, b. 1779; d. ; m. Phebe Norris. 

671. Hannah Price, b. ; d. ; m. William Stackhouse. 

672. Lydia Price, b. ; d. ; m. Jonathan Wood. 

673. Stephen Price, b. ; d. . 

674. Jemima Price, b. ; d. ; 1st m. Andrew Woodruff; 2d m. 


675. Connet Price, b. ; d. . 

676. Benoni Price, b. ; d. . 

677. Phebe Price, b. ; d. ; m. Henry Staog. 

678. Esther Price, b. ; d. ; m. Levi Pierson. 

679. James Price, b. ; d. . 

249. Elihu Price (Abigail Ogden 65 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 
29, 1756; d. ; m. Martha Woodruff, dau. of Henry Woodruff. 

CHILDREN (Chart n) : 

680. Joseph Price, b. ; d. . 

681. Aaron Price, b. ; d. . 

682. Jerusha Price, b. ; d. . 

250. Abner Price (Abigail Ogden 65 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 

July 22, 1758; d. ; 1st m. 1784, Margaret Badgley, bap. Sept. 16, 

1753; d. ; dau. of Cornelius Badgley and Elsey Townley, his wife; 

2d m. Aug. a i, 1808, ■ wid. of William Price. 

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CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart n) : 

683. Isaac Price, b. Jan. 14, 1785; d. . 

684. Edward Price, b. ; d. ; m. . 

685. Cornelius Price, b. ; d. 1826; m. Wood. 

686. Obadiah Price, b. ; d. ; m. Elizabeth O. Darby. 

6S7. Abigail Price, b. ; d. ; m. John Hays. 

688. Jacob Price, b. ; d. . 

689. Elsey Price, b. ; d. . 

CHILD — Second Marriage (Chart 11): 

690. Elizabeth Price, b. Dec. 17, 1809; d. 1826. 

251. Rebecca Price (Abigail Ogden 65 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. July 11, 1761; d. Aug. 18, 1831; m. May 24, 1782, David Simpson, b. 
Mar. 4, 1757 ; d. Feb. 19, 1823 ; son of James and Margaret Simpson. 
CHILDREN (Chart u) : 

691. John P. Simpson, b. Oct. 13, 1784; d. Feb. 24, 1842; m. Mar. 18, 1809, Mary 

Cross, b. ; d. Feb. 14, 1842. 

They belonged to Essex and Morris Counties, N. J. 
They had 14 children. 

692. Caleb Simpson, b. Oct. 12, 1786; d. June 23, 1853; m - Oct. 15, 1825, Eliza Beach, 

b. 1805, d. Sept. 30, 1842. 

They had 7 children. 

693. Mary Corson Simpson, b. Jan. 9, 1788; d. July 12, 1833; m. Dec. 15, 1827, 

Barnet Doty. 

(No mention of children.) 

694. Abigail Price Simpson, b. May 3, 1789; d. ; m. Apr. 12, 1828, Stephen Doty. 

(No mention of children.) 

695. Elizabeth Simpson, b. July 14, 1792; d. ; m. Jan. 11, 1812, John McMurtry. 

They had 7 children, one of whom, Parmelia Lyon McMurtry, m. 
George Hewlett Peters, of Amenia, N.Y. They were the parents of Rev. 
John Ellsworth Peters, A.M., Sc.D., b. Newark, N. J., Feb. 8, 1849; m. 
Princeton, N. J., May 27, 1873, Catherine Saxon Olden, dau. of Job 
Gardner Olden and Maria Brenton Boggs, his wife. 

The Rev. Dr. Peters graduated, Newark Academy, 1866; grad. with 
honors, Princeton University, 1870; Princeton Theolog. Sem., 1873; received 
degree A.M., Princeton Uni., 1873. He was ordained, Huntington, W. Va. 
June 19, 1873, by Presbytery of W. Va. His pastoral charges have been 
Huntington, W. Va.; Corfu, N. Y.; Cedarville, Asbury Park, Mays Land- 
ing, Pleasantville, Elwood and Camden, N. J. 

Dr. Peters returned to Princeton Uni. in 1882, and took course in 
School of Science. In 1883-4 was "Fellow in Biology"; in 1884-5 was 
"Instructor in Biology"; grad. 1886 with degree Sc.D. He is author of 
many Church Histories, has in preparation several Family Histories, and has 
rendered valuable assistance in the compiling of this book. His present 
address is 441 Carteret St., Camden, N. J. 

696. James Simpson, b. Apr. 24, 1798; d. 1869; m. Sept. 12, 1822, Julietta Ayres, 

b. Aug. 8, 1798; d. May 13, 1853. 

They had 6 children. 

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697. Thomas C. Simpson, b. Apr. 4, 1800; d. 1870; m. July 4, 1822, Elizabeth Cadmus, 

b. July 2i, 1802; d. . 

They had 8 children. 

698. Jane Simpson, b. Feb. 22, 1802; d. . 

699. Rebecca Ann Simpson, b. Sept. 18, 1803; d. ; m. Oct. 21, 1827, Ralph 

Morgan, b. ; d. Jan. 3, 1838. 

(No mention of children.) 

252. Tenrub Price (Abigail Ogden 65 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 

Dec. 8, 1763; d. Oct. 11, 1840; m. Apr. 11, 1784, Susannah Hinds (now 

called Haines), b. Oct. 15, 1764; d. Feb. 15, 1839; dau. of John Hinds, of 

Rahway, N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 11) : 

700. Nancy Price, b. Feb. 3, 1783; d. Apr. 3, 1847; m. July 30, 1803, Cornelius 

Clark, b. Feb. 4, 1784; d. Jan. 5, 1832. 
They had 9 children. 

701. John Price, b. Dec. 23, 1786; d. Feb. 22, 1842; m. Apr. 2, 1808, Martha Van Liew. 

They had 5 children. 

702. Abigail Ogden Price, b. 1787; d. Jan. 12, 1881. 

703. William Price, b. 1793; d. Oct. 25, 1819; m. . 

704. Lydia Price, b. ; d. . 

705. Eliza Price, b. ; d. •. 

706. Susannah Haines Price, b. Apr. 28, 1805; d. Oct. 10, 1890; m. July, 1829, 

Josiah Callen. 

They had 8 children. 

253. Abigail Price (Abigail Ogden 65 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 
Sept. 8, 1766; d. May 4, 1832; m. Nov. 15, 1791:, Isaac Crane, b. July 20, 
1766; d. Feb. 6, 1831 ; son of Caleb Crane and No. 108, Mary Arnett, his 

Isaac Crane resided in Elizabethtown, N. J. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian 
Church for forty years, and was styled the "School Teacher." He was much interested 
in his family history, and his descendants are indebted to him for the preservation of the 
early records relating to their ancestors. 

CHILDREN (Chart n) : 

707. Jeremiah Ballard Crane, b. Sept. 20, 1792; d. Aug. 8, 1829; m. Nov. 20, 1816, 

Mary P. Clark, b. June, 1799; d. ; dau. of Noah and Mary Clark. 

They had 3 children. 

708. Jonathan Edwards Crane, b. July 22, 1794; d. Oct. 24, 1828; m. Dec. 15, 1817, 

Mary Pierson Thompson, b. Oct. 29, 1796; d. Oct. 5, 1834; dau. of Elias 
Thompson and Fanny Brittin, his wife, and gr. dau. of No. 117, Mary Pierson. 
Both are buried in First Pres. Ch. yd., Elizabeth, N. J. 
They had 6 children. 

709. Caleb Crane, b. Sept. 15, 1796; d. Dec. 31, 1796. 

710. Caleb I. Crane, b. Dec. 9, 1797; d. Mar. 1832. 

711. Mary Ballard Dayton Crane, b. Apr. 26, 1800; d. Oct. 24, 1824. 

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712. Thomas Ogden Crane, b. July 4, 1803; d. Aug. 18, 1803. 

713. Thomas Ogden Crane, 2D, b. Sept. 20, 1804; d. Sept. 1, 1878; 1st m. July 6, 

1S26, Elizabeth Price, b. Aug. 26, 1807; d. Dec, 1837; dau. of Eliphalet 
and Elizabeth Price; 2d m. Oct. 5, 1842, Bethia P. Miller, b. Apr. 22, 

181 7; d. ; dau. of David Miller, of Morris Co., N.J. 

There were 2 children by 1st m. and 3 children by 2d m. 
(For further record, see " Crane Genealogy.") 

257. Timothy Condit (Elizabeth Ogden 67 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), 

b. Dec. 15, 1740; d. Sept. 9, 1791; m. Elizabeth Lindsley, b. 

Apr. 26, 1749; d. Aug. 19, 1813; dau. of Benjamin Lindsley and Mary- 
Morris, his wife. 

Timothy Condit j s7 resided in Orange, N. J., where his children were born, and where 
he died. He was a private in the Revolutionary War. 

CHILDREN (Chart 9) : 

714. Stephen Condit, b. Mar. 18, 1768; d. Oct. 1, 1816; m. No. 732, Mary E. (Polly) 

Ogden. (See No. 732.) 

715. Phebe Condit, b. Sept. 10, 1771; d. May 22, 1854. 

716. Elizabeth Condit, b. Aug. 17, 1774; d. ; m. Dr. William H. Smith. 

717. Moses Condit, b. Sept. 30, 1776; d. ; m. Lydia Munn. 

718. Benjamin Lindsley Condit, b. Oct. 28, 1782; d. ; m. Sarah Farrand. 

719. Mary M. Condit, b. Oct. 29, 1785; d. May 27, 1862. 

720. Nathaniel Ogden Condit, b. Feb. 8, 1789; d. ; 1st m. Phebe Crane; 

2d m. Mary Ann Bedford. 

721. Timothy Dwight Condit, b. Oct. 17, 1791J d. ; m. Mary Baldwin. 

(For additional record, see "Condit Genealogy.") 

261. Joanna Ogden (David 68 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John'), b. 1750; d. 
Williamsville, N.J., Dec. 9, 1822; m. circa 1768, Col. Isaac Crane, b. 
Sept. 16, 1746; d. Oct. 29, 1815; son of Lewis Crane and Mary Burr, his 

CHILDREN (Chart 19) : 

722. Katurah Crane, b. May 6, 1769; d. Apr. 9, 1855; m. Caleb Harrison. 

723. Abigail Crane, b. Feb. 13, 1771; d. . 

724. Hannah Crane, b. Aug. 4, 1773; d. May 4, 1813; m. John Quimby, b. 1771; 

d. June 3, 1839. 

Child: Hannah QuiMBY724 a , d. May 4, 1813. 

725. Mary Crane, b. Oct. 17, 1775; d. Sept. 1, 1794. 

726. Sarah Crane, b. June 6, 1778; d. May 2, 1824; m. Andrew T. Burnside. 

727. Isaac Crane, b. June 10, 1781; d. Oct. 1782. 

728. Phebe Crane, b. Oct. 10, 1783; d. Nov. 1783. 

729. Phebe Crane, 2D, b. Feb. 21, 1785; d. . 

730. Lewis Crane, b. June 26, 1787; d. . 

731. Charlotte Crane, b. Oct. 19, 1789; d. . 

(For further record, see "Crane Genealogy.") 

^e €)8&cn family 

262. John Ogden (Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Orange, N. J., 

Jan. 17, 1737; d. Apr. 27, 1797; m. Elizabeth McGee (doubtless 

Magie), b. 1746; d. Aug. 24, 1802, aged 55 yrs. 8 mos. 13 days. 

They are both interred at Caldwell, N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 5) : 

732. Polly Ogden, b. Dec. 25, 1774; d. Aug. 4, i83o;'m. No. 714, Stephen Condit. 

733. Abigail Ogden, b. Mar. 30, 1775; d. Aug. 30, 1776. 

734. A son, unnamed, b. and d. Aug. 1776. 

735. Samuel Ogden, b. Sept. 11, 1777; d. Jan. 10, 1848; m. Rachel Lyon. 

736. Hannah Ogden, b. Dec. 25, 1779; d. Sept. 10, 1783. 

737. Abigail Ogden, 2D, b. Sept. 18, 1781; d. Jan. 2, 1851; m. Apr. 16, 1799, John 

Harrison, b. May 29, 1776; d. Dec. 14, 1841; son of Simeon Harrison and 
Hannah Crane, his wife. 

(No mention of children.) 

738. Aaron Ogden, b. Mar. 4, 1783; d. Sept. 24, 1848; m. Rebecca Farrand. 

263. Susannah Ogden (Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; 

d. (living, 1790) ; m. Enos Williams. 

CHILDREN (Chart 24) : 

739. Samuel Williams, b. ; d. June, 1858; m. Hulda Whitehead, b. July 30, 

1769; d. June 10, 1846; dau. of Onesimus Whitehead and Rebecca Condit, 
his wife. 

Child: Enos Ogden WiLLiAMS739 a , b. Nov. 17, 1804; d. ; m. 

Lucinda Whitehead, dau. of Abner Whitehead and Abigail Condit, his wife. 

740. Gershom Williams, b. ; d. ; m. No. 763, Fanny Brundage, dau. of 

James Brundage and No. 270, Phebe Ogden, his wife. 

Children: Swaine WiLLiAMS74<= a ; Permenus WiLLiAMS74° b ; Rufus Wil- 
liams74° c ; Samuel Williams?^; m. Hannah Harrison. 

741. Swain Williams, b. ; d. . 

742. Phebe Williams, b. 1779; d. June 28, 1847; m. Rufus Harrison, b. 1778; 

d. July, 1848; son of Joseph Harrison and Elizabeth Freeman, his wife. 
Child: Rufus Freeman Harrison?^ 1 , b. Mar. 12, 1818; m. Harriet 
Matilda Williams. 

743. Lucy Williams, b. — ■ — ; d. ; m. Elijah Meeker. 

Children: Ogden MEEKER743*; Lot MEEKER743 1 '; Nancy Meeker743 c ; 
Lucy MEEKER743 d . 

744. Polly Williams, b. ; d. ; m. David Peffer. 

Children: Swain Peffer744 3 ; Jacob PEFFER744 b ; Moses Peffer744 c ; 

Gershom PEFFER744 d ; Elijah PEFFER744 e ; a dau. who m. Swain 


745. Nancy Williams, b. ; d. ; m. No. 753, Adonijah Edison. 

264. Samuel Ogden, Jr. (Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. July 29, 

1741; d. Jan. 29, 1777; m. Eunice Huntington, b. 1749; d. Mar. 4, 

1815 ; dau. of Simeon and Thankful Huntington, of Morris Co., N. J. 

$>ixtl) (feneration 

Both Samuel Ogden"S4 and wife are interred in the old cemetery at Orange, N. J., 
where their gravestones are still seen, his containing also the epitaph of their only child. 
CHILD (Chart 5) : 

746. Ruth Ogden, b. Feb. 17, 1763; d. Aug. 17, 1770. 

265. Thomas Ogden (Samuel 69 , Swaine' 3 , David 3 , John'), b. ; d. 

1818; m. Jemima Wheeler, b. ; d. before Dec. 16, 1828. 

Thomas OgdenV 6 * will was made Nov. 12, 1818, and proved Dec. 19, 1S1S. In it 
he mentions all his children and the children of his eldest dau. deceased. 
CHILDREN (Chart 5) : 

747. Elizabeth Ogden, b. 1789; d. 1813; m. Samuel Woodruff. 

748. Sallie Ogden, b. ; d. . 

749. Phebe Ogden, b. ; d. before Dec. 16, 1828. 

750. Polly Ogden, b. ; d. before Dec. 16, 1828. 

267. Sarah Ogden (Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; 

d. after 1799, aged 107; m. Oct. 10, 1765, John Edison, b. ; d. 1814. 

John Edison was b. in Holland, and when three years of age was brought to America 
by his widowed mother. He had no brothers. They settled in Caldwell, N. J., 8 m. from 
Newark, where the widow, who never married again, deceased and left her valuable estate 
to her son. John Edison was for many years a rich banker in New York City. He was a 
Loyalist during the Revolution and emigrated to Nova Scotia in 1783, where he lived about 
33 yrs. and returned with his family to New York, reaching that place June 14, 181 1. He 
remained about 2 mos. and then moved to Port Burwell, in Canada, where he drew land as 
a Loyalist, and settled, his nearest neighbor being 21m. away. He died during the fall 
following the battle of Lundy's Lane (1814) and both he and his wife were buried in Bayham, 

CHILDREN (Chart 25) : 

751. Samuel Edison, b. Mar. 7, 1767; d. Mar. 27, 1865; 1st m. Nancy Stimpson; 

2d m. Elizabeth Cook. 

752. Thomas Edison, b. ; d. ; m. Fitzgerald. 

They had 1 child. 

753. Adonijah Edison, b. ; d. ; m. No. 745, Nancy Williams. 

They had 5 children. 

754. Mary Edison, b. ; d. ; m. Dennis Dowling. 

They had 13 children. 

755. Sarah Edison, b. ; d. ; m. James Wilson. 

They had 5 children. 

756. Catharine Edison, b. ; d. aged 99 yrs.; m. Peter Weaver. 

They had 2 children. 

757. Margaret Edison, b. ; d. ; m. William Saxton. 

They had 6 children. 

758. Moses Edison, b. Jan. 10, 1783; d. ; m. Jane Saxton. 

They had 1 1 children. 

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270. Phebe Ogden (Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 3, 

1759; d. Nov. 26, 1831; m. James Brundage, b. Dec. 23, 1761; d. 

July 31, 1831. 

CHILDREN (Chart 19) : 

759. Swain Brundage, b. ; d. ; m. Lucinda Riker. 

760. Catharine Brundage, b. — — ; d. ; m. Stephen Jones. 

761. Parmenus Brundage, b. ; d. ; m. Lilias Brundage. 

Child: Dr. Amos Brundage?^ 1 . 

762. Reuben Brundage, b. ; d. ; m. Edison. 

763. Fanny Brundage, b. ; d. ; m. No. 740, Gershom Williams. 

764. Lucy Brundage, b. May 11, 1794; d. Nov. 15, 1858; m. Ebenezer Lindsley. 

765. Abby Brundage, b. July 11, 1801; d. June 26, 1872; m. Anthony Halstead. 

271. Simeon Ogden (Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 27, 
1763; d. Apr. 2, 1790; m. Catharine Corey. 

Catharine 2d m. Rev. Moses Edwards. 

Simeon Ogden 3 7* made his will Mar. 22, 1790, and it was probated Nov. 10, 1790. 
He gave his wife a negro woman named Sal for service during life, then to become a part 
of his personal estate. He also made provision for son Swaine and a child unborn. 

Catharine {Corey) Ogden afterward married Rev. Moses Edwards, son of Jacob 
Edwards and Feitje Spier, his wife, of Northfield, N. J., known until 1801 as "Canoe Brook. " 
The church at that place was constituted Apr. 19, 1786, with eleven members, one of whom 
was Moses Edwards, a farmer and blacksmith, who was chosen first pastor. After a week 
of toil, it was often his habit to enter the pulpit on Sunday without previous study or notes 
and select as his text the first passage of Scripture that met his eye. His education was 
limited, but he had eminent natural gifts, and the church was never more prosperous under 
any succeeding ministry. He 1st m. Desire Meeker, dau. of Timothy Meeker. After his 
marriage to the widow Ogden, he removed his family to Ohio where several of his sons and 
daughters had preceded him. He d. at Dunhamtown, now called Bethel, O., May 4, 1827, 
in his 7 2d year. It is not known that Catharine had more than two children by her first 

CHILDREN (Chart 1) : 

766. Swaine Ogden, b. circa 1788; d. ; m. Dec. 19, 1809, Catharine Dean. 

767. Simeon Ogden, Jr., b. after Mar. 22, 1790; d. . 

275. Lydia Ogden (Abraham 72 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; 

d. ; m. Josiah Baldwin, b. 1775; d - July 28 > l826 ; son of Benjamin 

and Abigail Baldwin. 

CHILDREN (Chart 19): 

768. Rachel Baldwin, b. ; d. ; m. Munson. 

769. Josiah O. Baldwin, b. ; b. ; m. . 

Child: William H. Baldwin76s>\ 

770. Betsy Baldwin, b. 1782; d. 1S11; m. Jonathan Lindsley. {See No. 784.) 

771. Sally Baldwin, b. ; d. ; m. Harrison. 

772. Polly Baldwin, b. ; d. ; m. Baldwin. 

773. Abby Baldwin, b. ; d. ; m. Joel Baldwin. 

^>irtl) feneration 

774. Harriet Baldwin, b. 1S00; d. 1864; m. James E. Smith, b. 1798; d. ; son 

of Jonas Smith. 

775. Abraham Baldwin, b. ; d. . 

776. Samuel Baldwin, b. ; d. ; m. Mary Meeker. 

(For further record, see " Baldwin Genealogy. ") 

276. Eleazer Ogden (Abraham? 2 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John'), b. Mar. 23, 
1751 ; d. June 15, 1826; m. Jemima Harrison, b. Feb. 11, 1757 ; d. Oct. 16, 
1839 ; dau. of Amos Harrison and Hannah Johnson, his wife. 

Eleazer Ogden*76 was a soldier of the Revolution, as was also his father-in-law, Amos 

Eleazer Ogden 3 7 6 was a private in Second Reg't Essex Co. Militia, Col. Philip Van 
Cortlandt, Capt. Thomas Williams' Company. 

CHILDREN (Chart 5) : 

777. Keturah Ogden, b. Nov. 10, 1776; d. Feb. 28, 1781. 

778. Mary Ogden, b. Jan. 18, 177S; d. . 

779. Amos Ogden, b. Aug. 21, 17S0; d. circa 1850; m. Sarah Condit. 
7S0. Israel Ogden, b. Aug. 28, 1782; d. ; m. . 

781. James Ogden, b. Sept. 2, 17S4; d. . 

782. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Mar. 10, 1787; d. Jan. 16, 1882; m. Isaac T. Harrison. 

783. Hannah Ogden, b. Feb. 6, 1790; d. Jan. 5, 1859; m. Josiah Leonard. 

7S4. Lydia Ogden, b. Mar. 29, 1794; d. ; m. Jonathan Lindsley. (See No. 770.) 

281. John Ogden, Jr. (John", Jonathan 14 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. 
June 23, 1733; d. Feb. 5, 1777; 1st m. Elizabeth Pierson, b. 1734; d. 
Oct. 6, 1763; 2d m. Joanna Quigley, b. 1744; d. Sept. 23, 1797. 

John Ogden, Jr. sSi and his two wives are buried in the First Presbyterian church- 
yard, Elizabeth, N. J. 

CHILD — First Marriage (Chart 1) : 

785. Rebecca Ogden, b. 1753; d. Feb. — 1826, aged 73 yrs.; m. Anthony 

Price, b. 1752; d. Feb. 11, 1807, in 56th year. 

Children: William Price7 8 5\ d. June 5, 1783, in 9th year; John 
PRiCE78s b , d. July 2, 1782, in 6th year. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 1) : 

786. Elizabeth Ogden, b. 1766; d. May 7, 1827, aged 61 yrs.; m. John Quigley, b. 

1769; d. Sept. 22, 1796, in 28th year. 

Child: John Quigley, Jr.786\ d. Aug. 13, 1797, aged 9 months. 

787. Zurviah Ogden, b. 1774; d. s. p. Apr. n, 1836, aged 62 yrs. 

A daughter, b. ; m. Elihu Earle. 

The will of Zurviah78 7 reveals the fact that there were other children 
of her father John Ogden' 8 ". She mentions nieces, Mary Ogden Thompson 
and Ann La Tounette. A nephew, Aaron Thompson, was the executor 
of her will. Nieces Betsy Ann Thompson and Charity Thompson, children 
of Thomas R. Thompson, are also mentioned. 


C^e flDgDen family 

282. Phebe Ogden (John 77 , Jonathan 14 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 25, 
1734; d. July 10, 1798; m. John Magie, b. Sept. 30, 1733; d. Sept. 26, 

I 7 Sl - CHILDREN (Chart 19): 

788. John Magie, Jr., b. Sept. 30, 1755; d. Apr. 28, 1782. 

789. Michael Magie, b. Jan. 8, 1757; d. Jan. 6, 1810; 1st m. Catharine , b. 

1759; d. Jan. 25, 1793; 2d m. Mary , b. 1772; d. Sept. 20, 1829. 

Children — first marriage: Michael Magie, Jr. 789a, d. Aug. 5, 1782, 
aged 1 yr. 7 mo.; Phebe MAGiE789 b , d. Sept. 5, 1807, in 20th yr. ; Hainds 
Magie789<=, d. Sept. 18, 1791, aged n mo. 8 d. 

790. Ezekiel Magie, b. Jan. 26, 1759; d. Dec. 3, 1826; m. Sophia Woodruff, b. 

1767; d. Jan. 23, 1844; dau. of Seth Woodruff. 

Children: Mary Magie79o»; Jonathan Magie79o'<; John Ogden 
Magie79° c ; Phebe MAGiE7o° d ; Seth Magie79o*; Ezekiel Magie, Jr. 79°'; 
Stephen Haines Magie79°k. 

791. 'Mary Magie, b. Feb. 1, 1761; d. . 

792. David Magie, b. June 9, 1765; d. Nov. 6, 1854; m. Phebe Townley, b. 1769; 

d. Apr. 26, 1842. 

David Magie792 and Phebe Townley, his wife, are interred in First 
Pres. ch. yd., Elizabeth. His tomb states he was an Elder of that church 
for 52 years. 

Children: David Magie, Jr. 79* a ; Rhoda MAGiE792 b ; Elizabeth Magie7«2 c , 
Phebe MAGiE792 d ; Mary Magie792«. 

793. Phebe Magie, b. Aug. 29, 1768; d. Jan. 25, 1837; m. Jonathan Townley. 

284. Ezekiel Ogden (John 77 , Jonathan 14 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. June 23, 
1741; d. Jan. 5, 1766; m. . 

CHILD (Chart 5) : 
704. Ezekiel Ogden, Jr., b. Nov. 26, 1765; d. Dec. 10, 1822; m. No. 795, Abigail 

285. Matthias Ogden (Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. 

Apr. 25, 1742; d. Mar. 7, 1818; m. Margaret Magie, b. Nov. 6, 

1745; d. Mar. 18, 1820; dau. of Joseph Magie and Margaret Williams, his 

Matthias Ogden^Ss and wife are buried in First Pres. churchyard, Elizabeth, N. J. 
CHILDREN (Chart 6): 

795. Abigail Ogden, b. Oct. 3, 1765; d. May 14, 1820; m. No. 794, Ezekiel Ogden, Jr. 

(See No. 794.) 

796. Lewis Ogden, b. Oct. 30, 1767; d. y. 

797. Phebe Ogden, b. Dec. 13, 1769; d. Feb. 26, 1830; m. Benjamin J. Jarvis. 

798. Charity Ogden, b. June 30, 1772; d. July 8, 1852; m. No. 1067, Benjamin Ogden. 

799. Lewis Ogden, 2D, b. Aug. 8, 1775; d. May 15, 1818; m. Elizabeth Bond. 

800. Samuel Ogden, b. Feb. 13, 1777; d. Nov. 17, 1827; m. Esther Brown. 

801. Hannah Ogden, b. Apr. 30, 1779; d. s. p. Jan. 10, 1863; m. Mar. 11, 1828, 

Stephen Meeker, b. Apr. 4, 1768; d. July 17, 1857. 

^>trti) feneration 

802. Hetfield Ogden, b. Apr. 3, 1781; d. Sept. 26, 1793. 

803. John Magie Ogden, b. Nov. 5, 1789; d. Apr. 2, 1834; m. Ann Ross. 

804. Matthias Ogden, Jr., b. Sept. 20, 1784; d. Apr. 18, 1821 ; m. Rachel Thompson. 

805. Joseph Ogden, b. Jan. S, 17S7; d. Aug. 2S, 1827; m. Hannah Insley. 

287. Elizabeth Ogden (Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jonathan 4 , John'), b. 
Jan. 9, 1747; d. Apr. 5, 1808; 1st m. 1767, Uzal Woodruff, b. 1746; d. 
Mar. 16, 1774; 2dm. Prof. Joseph Periam, b. 1742; d. Oct. 8, 1781. 

Prof. Joseph Periam, 2d husb. of Elizabeth Ogden* 8 7, was " a graduate of the College 
of New Jersey in 1762, and distinguished by a profound acquaintance with mathematics 
and natural philosophy." In 1765 he was tutor of the college, as also in 1767-8. He suc- 
ceeded to the principalship of the Elizabethtown Academy, which position he held for two 
years. . In 1772-3 he studied theology with Rev. Dr. Bellamy, of Bethlehem, Conn.; was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New York in 1774, but the license was withdrawn in 1775; 
was appointed Quartermaster of the First Battalion (Col. Ogden's) of the Jersey Brigade, 
during the Revolution; resumed charge of the Academy in Elizabethtown June 1, 1778, 
where he continued until his death, which occurred suddenly, Sunday morning, Oct. 8, 1 780. 

All of Elizabeth (.Ogden, Woodruff) Periam's* 8 ? children are supposed to have been 
born in Elizabethtown, N. J. 

CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 22): 

806. Eunice Woodruff, b. 1768; d. May 30, 1850; 1st m. Theodorus James Hamil- 

ton; 2d m. Rev. Thomas Morrell. 

807. Elias Woodruff, b. 1770; d. Nov. 18, 1772. 

CHILD — Second Marriage (Chart 22): 

808. Joseph Periam, Jr., b. Mar. 20, 1781; d. Sept. 2, 1839; m. Phebe O. Meeker. 

289. Elihu Ogden (Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Eliza- 
beth, N. J., June 1, 1 7 5 1 ; d. Elizabeth, Mar. 28, 1814; m. Elizabeth 
Price, b. 1754; d. Dec. 8, 1797 ; dau. of Jacob Price and Elizabeth Miller, 

hlS Wlfe - CHILDREN (Chart 6): 

809. Amos Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Sept. 21, 1822, Elizabeth Penn. 

Amos Ogden 8 °o was a brass-moulder in Elizabeth, N. J. 

810. Elizabeth Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. May 30, 181 1, Abraham Lyon, b. 1784; 

d. Sept. 26, 1824. 

No mention of children. Just a year earlier, Abraham Lyon is said to 
have m. the younger sister Hannah 8 '*. 

811. Phebe Ogden, b. 1784; d. Oct. 10, 1857. 

She was transferred from First Pres. Church, Elizabeth, Aug. 26, 1829, 
to First Church, Geneva, N. Y., and June 10, 1830, she brought back certifi- 
cate to Elizabeth. 

812. Susan Ogden, b. 1785; d. Aug. 16, 1809; m. Dec. 31, 1807, Samuel Lyon. 

Child: David Lyon 8 " 1 , m. Jane Van Duyre. 

813. Elihu Ogden, Jr., b. ; d. Oct. 23, 1803. 

814. Hannah Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. May 30, 1810, Abraham Lyon, b. 1784; 

d. Sept. 26, 1824. 

(Marriage record in Elizabeth, N. J. No record of children.) 


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815. Oliver Ogden, b. Aug. 4, 1788; d. Sept. 22, 1832; m. Abigail Thorp. 

816. Uzal Ogden, b. ; d. youth. 

817. Elias Ogden, b. ; d. young. 

The "Bond Genealogy" says Elias 81 ' married; also that the family of 
Elihu Ogden 28 ? consisted of 13 children, three of whom died in infancy. 
The sexton's book, First Pres. Ch., Elizabeth, N.J., records burial of these 
nameless children under dates, Apr. 19, 1778; Oct. 10, 1790; Aug. 17, 1795. 

290. Charity Ogden (Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 

19, 1753; d. Sept. 5, 1828; m. Enos Woodruff, b. 1749; d. Dec. 5, 

[821 ; son of Timothy and Elizabeth Woodruff. 
CHILDREN (Chart 22): 

818. Timothy Woodruff, b. Oct. 9, 1772; d. Sept. 3, 1776. 

819. Hannah Woodruff, b. June 20, 1774; d. Sept. 18, 1776. 

820. Ogden Woodruff, b. Sept. 25, 1776; d. Nov. 21, 1833; m. Elizabeth Price. 
S21. Timothy Woodruff, 2D, b. Mar. 16, 1779; d. Dec. 1, 1853; m - Mary Grummon, 

b. 1780; d. Mar. 18, 1818. 

Child: Charles Woodruff, b. Sept. 3, 1814. 

822. Enos Woodruff, Jr., b. Dec. 3, 1780; d. circa 1840. 

823. Abigail Woodruff, b. Aug. 30, 1782; d. Mar. 26, 1816. 

824. Hannah Woodruff, 2D, b. Oct. 14, 1784; d. Feb. n, 1842. 

825. Ezra Woodruff, b. Jan. 14, 1787; d. circa 1850. 

826. Ichabod Woodruff, b. Nov. 17, 1788; d. circa 1856. 

827. Phebe Woodruff, b. Nov. 5, 1790; d. Sept. 30, 1792. 

828. Charity Woodruff, b. Nov. 18, 1792; d. Apr. 12, 1845. 

829. John Woodruff, b. Feb. 27, 1795; d. Aug. 6, 1857. 

294. Rachel Ogden (Samuel Sl , Samuel IS , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 18, 

[761; d. ; m. circa 1781, David Price. 

They resided in Elizabeth, N.J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 22): 

830. Enos Price, b. Jan. 1, 1782; d. July 1, 1872; m. Phebe Brown. 
S31. Daniel Price, b. June 29, 1783; d. Nov. 13, 1783. 

832. Daniel Price, 2D, b. Oct. 4, 1784; d. Feb. 10, 1785. 

833. Aaron Ogden Price, b. 1786; d. Oct. 31, 1805. 

834. Joseph Periam Price, b. Apr. 26, 1791; d. July 26, 1792. 

835. Periam Price, b. June 2, 1793; d. Oct. 2, 1880. 

836. Rev. Jonathan D. Price, M.D., b. 1796; d. Feb. 14, 1828; m. Mary Pierce. 

A gravestone in the First Pres. Ch. yard, Elizabeth, N. J., has this 
inscription: "J. D. P. In memory of the Rev. Jonathan D. Price, M.D. 
son of David & Rachel Price, who died at Ava in Burmah Feb. 14 th 1828 
after 7 years missionary labour in that empire, aged 32 years 
"In Burmah's sand from kindred dust afar 
On thy cold stone looks down the Eastern Star" 

837. Rachel Price, b. Aug. 29, 1807; d. Mar. 8, 1809. 

838. Elizabeth Price, b. Mar. 5, 1808; d. ; m. Ezra Wagner. 


^>trtl) feneration 


Phebe Price, b. ; d. 


Oliver Price, b. ; d 

Hiram Hetfield. 


Joanna Price, b. ; d. 


Lewis Price, b. — — ; d. — 

Aaron Burrows. 
1. Elizabeth Hetfield, b. 1794; dau. of 

-; m. Rev. Israel Chamberlain. 
m. Mary Scammon. 

295. Joseph Ogden (Samuel 8 ', Samuel 13 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. July i, 
1763; d. May 6, 1817; 1st m. circa 1783, Comfort Price, dau. of Moses 
Price and Comfort Bond, his wife; 2d m. Apr. 17, 1797, Mehitable Smith. 
CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 6): 

843. Moses Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Mehitable Rider. 

(Number of children unknown.) 

844. Aaron Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. unknown. 

845. Rachel Ogden, b. ; d. . 

846. Phebe Ogden, b. ; d. . 

847. Samuel Ogden, b. ; d. . 

848. Betsy Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Cobb. 

They had 3 children. 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 6) : 

849. Helen Ogden, b. ; d. . 

850. John Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Harriet Hamilton. 

851. William Ogden, b. 

852. Charles Ogden, b. 

853. Emeline Ogden, b. 

d. ; m. Caroline Hamilton*. 

d. . 

d. . 

854. David Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Mary Allen. 

855. Anne Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Archibald Gracie Hamilton 

297. Ichabod Ogden (Samuel 81 , Samuel IS , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 17, 
1765; d. Feb. 1, 1789; m. Mary , b. 1767; d. Feb. 12, 1789. 

CHILD (Chart 1): 

856. Elizabeth Ogden, b. 1787; d. Nov. 16, 1789. 

Ichabod Ogden 2 '", wife, and dau. are buried in St. John's church- 
yard, Elizabeth, N. J. 

307. Phebe Ogden (Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Jan. 24, 
1737; d. Apr. 27, 1790; m. Sept. 27, 1759, Col. Thomas Mosely, M.D., 
b. Feb. 12, 1731; d. Aug. 11, 1811. 

Col. Thomas Mosely, M.D., was b. at East Haddam, Conn. Graduated at Yale 1751; 
was President of Medical Society of Conn. 

CHILD (Chart 19): 

857. Jonathan Ogden Mosely, b. Apr. 9, 1762; d. Sept. 9, 1839; m. Gertrude 

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308. Anna Ogden (Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 29, 
1740; d. May 25, 1823; m. circa 1758, Col. Oliver Spencer, b. Oct. 6, 
1736; d. Jan. 22, 181 1 ; son of Capt. Samuel Spencer and Jerusha Brainard, 
his wife, of East Haddam, Conn. 

Col. Oliver Spencer was b. at East Haddam, Conn. The Spencer family originated 
there, where two of the name were among the first settlers, in 1662. He came to Elizabeth- 
town, N. J., where he married and remained until late in life, when he removed to Cincin- 
nati, O., where both he and his wife died and were buried at Wesley Chapel. 

He was a deacon in the First Pres.Ch., Elizabeth, N. J., and took an active part in the 
Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of Colonel of N. J. troops. 

A slab in Wesley Chapel reads: "In memory of Colonel Oliver Spencer, who 
entered into life on the 22 day of Jan* 1811, after 75 years of affliction and toil. He was a 
Soldier, a Friend, a Patriot, and above all a Christian." The slab contains also his wife's 

CHILDREN (Chart 20): 

858. Robert Spencer, b. circa 1759; d. at sea 1787; m. Deborah Hetfield. 

859. Elizabeth Spencer, b. May 5, 1761; d. Aug. 15, 1839; m. Ebenezer Blachley. 

860. Jerusha Spencer, b. circa 1765; d. unm. Oct. 9, 1787. 

861. Nancy Spencer, b. Aug. 1768; d. Aug. n, 1842; m. No. 940, Caleb Halstead. 

862. Sophia B. Spencer, b. circa 1774; d. Feb. 10, 1846; m. Mahlon Ford. 

863. Sarah Bloomfield Spencer, b. May 7, 1777; d. Feb. 24, 1851; m. Nathaniel 


864. Dorothea C. Spencer, b. Sept. 11, 1779; d. Nov. 4, 1841; m. Col. Edward Meeks. 

865. Oliver Marlborough Spencer, b. Sept. 14, 1781; d. May 30, 1838; m. Electa 


866. Mary Stockton Spencer, b. ; d. unm. aged 19. 

309. Rhoda Ogden (Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 28, 
1742; d. Nov. 2, 1822; m. Sept. 25, 1760, Hon. Timothy Edwards, b. 
July 25, 1738 ; d. Oct. 28, 1813 ; son of President Jonathan Edwards, of the 
College of N. J., and Sarah Pierpont, his wife. 

Hon. Timothy Edwards and wife resided at Stockbridge, Mass., until 1762, when they 
removed to Elizabethtown, N. J.; they returned to Stockbridge in 1770, where they are 

Rhoda {Ogden) Edwards died at Litchfield, Conn., while visiting friends. She was a 
remarkable woman, loyal and conscientious. An autobiography of a nephew by marriage 
has this important entry: "In the summer of 1809 I met my cousin Aaron Burr at the house 
of our common uncle Hon. Timothy Edwards in Stockbridge. . . . The day after Burr left 
our uncle's I called at the house to talk over the impressions of this unwonted visit. My 
aunt was a venerable and pious woman. ' I want to tell you cousin,' said she, 'the scene I 
passed through this morning. When Col. Burr's carriage had driven up to the door, I asked 
him to go with me into the north room, and I cannot tell you how anxious I felt, as I, an 
old woman, went through the hall with that great man Col. Burr, to admonish him, and 
to lead him to repentance. After we were by ourselves I said to him: "Colonel Burr, I 
have a thousand memories associated with you. I took care of you in your childhood, 
and I feel the deepest concern over your erring steps. You have committed a great many 
sins against God, and you killed that great and good man General Hamilton. I beseech 


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you to repent, and fly to the blood and righteousness of the Redeemer for pardon. I cannot 
bear to think of you as being lost, and I often pray most earnestly for your salvation." 
The only reply he made me,' continued the excellent old lady, 'was, "Oh! aunt, don't feel 
so badly; we shall both meet in heaven yet; meanwhile may God bless you." He then 
tenderly took my hand, and left the house.' " 

CHILDREN (Chart 21): 

867. Sarah Edwards, b. July 11, 1761; d. Apr. 25, 1841; 1st m. Benjamin Chaplin; 

2d m. Capt. Daniel Tyler. 

868. Edward Edwards, b. Jan. 20, 1763; d. Feb. 3, 1845; m. Mary Ballard. 

869. Jonathan Edwards, b. Oct. 16, 1764; d. Sept. 1832; m. Lucy Woodbridge. 

870. Richard Edwards, b. Mar. 5, 1766; d. 1805; m. Alla Visa Griffin. 

871. Phebe Edwards, b. Nov. 4, 1768; d. Jan. 21, 1848; 1st m. Rev. Asahel Hooker; 

2d m. Samuel Farrar. 

872. William Edwards, b. Nov. 11, 1770; d. Dec. 29, 1851; m. Rebecca Tappan. 

873. Robert Ogden Edwards, b. Sept. 13, 1772; d. May 23, 1773. 

874. Timothy Edwards, Jr., b. July 12, 1774; d. Sept. 22, 1851; m. Sarah Haigh. 

875. Mary Ogden Edwards, b. Apr. 9, 1776; d. Feb. 13, 1777. 

876. Rhoda Edwards, b. May 7, 177S; d. Nov. 13, 1863; m. Josiah Dwight, Jr. 

877. (Elizabeth Edwards, b. 11 p. m. Oct. 20, 1780; d. unm. Northampton, Mass., 
J July 12, 1855. 

878. [Mary Edwards, b. twin, 1 a. m. Oct. 21, 1780; d. Jan. 23, 1873; m - Mason 


879. Anna Edwards, b. Feb. 2, 1784; d. s. p. ; m. Ashley Williams, b. ; d. 

Feb. 26, 1833, at Hadley, Mass., where he and wife resided. 

880. Robert Burr Edwards, b. Sept. 14, 1786; d. Charleston, S. C, 1823; m. Jan. 13, 

1813, Hannah Pomeroy, b. Feb. 8, 1795; d. Jan. 4, 1867; dau. of Asahel 
Pomeroy, of Northampton, Mass. 

Child: Asahel Pomeroy Edwards, 880 ", b. 1818 or 1819; d. unm. 
Oregon, circa 1850. 

(Hannah (Pomeroy) Edwards 2d m. John Tappan of Boston.) 

310. Robert Ogden, 3D, Esq. (Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John'), 
b. Mar. 23, 1746; d. Feb. 14, 1826; 1st m. May 19, 1772, Sarah Platt, b. 
Sept. 27, 1750; d. Jan. 21, 1782; 2d m. Mar. 12, 1786, Hannah Platt, 
sister, b. Dec. 17, 1756; d. May 7, 181 2, daughters of Dr. Zopher Platt and 
Rebecca Wood, his wife, of Huntington, L. I. 

Robert Ogden, 3D3>° was b. at Elizabethtown, N. J. He entered the College of New 
Jersey at 16 years of age, and graduated at 19, in the year 1765. He studied law under 
Richard Stockton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and became a 
prominent barrister. After being admitted to the bar, June 21, 1770, Governor Franklin 
appointed him Surrogate, Apr. 1772, in place of his father Robert Ogden, 2d, who resigned. 
His law office was located at Elizabeth, and he soon became noted as "the honest lawyer." 

His right arm having been disabled by a fall, he could neither wield a sword nor handle 
a musket, but he did good service as Quartermaster and Commissary during the Revolu- 
tion After the war he resumed his law practice and continued it until the state of his health 
obliged him to remove beyond the influence of the sea air. He inherited a farm in Sussex 
Co., N. J., from his father, and to this he retired for needed rest. He became a ruling Elder 
in the church at Sparta and took up his full share of the labors and responsibilities connected 


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with church work. Having no ambition for political distinction, he declined public office, 
and except representing his county in the State Legislature on one or more occasions, he 
adhered to the maxim: "The post of honor is the private station." He died at Sparta 
just before completing his 8oth year. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 6): 

881. Elizabeth Platt Ogden, b. Aug. 10, 1773; d. June 10, 1807; m. Col. Joseph 


882. Robert Ogden, 4TH, b. Sept. 15, 1775; d. Feb. 5, 1857; m. Eliza Spaight Nash. 

883. Mary Ogden, b. July 3, 1778; d. May 5, 1852; m. Elias Haines. 

884. Jeremiah Platt Ogden, b. Oct. 22, 1779; drowned while boy. 

885. Sarah Platt Ogden, b. Jan. 21, 1782; d. Mar. 15, 1836; m. Cornelius DuBois. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 6): 

886. Rebecca Wood Platt Ogden, b. Mar. 23, 1787; d. Apr. 12, 1852; m. Dr. Samuel 


887. Hannah Amelia Jarvis Ogden, b. Aug. 14, 1790; d. June 27, 1835; m. Judge 

Thomas Coxe Ryerson. 

888. Phebe Henrietta Maria Ogden, b. Feb. 9, 1793; d. s. p. Mar. 6, 1852; m. Mar. 

13, 1838, dec'd sister's husb. Judge Thomas Coxe Ryerson, b. May 4, 1788; 
d. Aug. 11, 1838; son of Martin Ryerson and Rhoda Hull, his wife. 

889. Zopher Platt Ogden, b. Dec. 7, 1795; d. s. p. Chatham, N. J., Sept., 1838; m. 

Rebecca Wood, of Mississippi. 

890. William Henry Augustus Ogden, b. Dec. 14, 1797; d. Avoyetts, La., 1822. 

891. John Adams Ogden, b. Sept., 1799; d. Feb. 9, 1800. 

314. General Matthias Ogden (Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), 
b. Oct. 22, 1754; d. Mar. 31, 1791; m. Apr., 1776, Hannah Dayton, b. 
1758; d. Dee. 11, 1802; dau. of General Elias Dayton. 

General Matthias Ogden3I4 was born at Elizabethtown, N. J., where he became a 
tanner and currier. He was a man of marked intelligence, and of great natural ability. 
He early entered the Revolutionary contest, joining the Continental army at Cambridge in 
1775. His great zeal and resolution led to rapid promotion and to being sent in the expedi- 
tion against Quebec, the latter part of the year 1775. He was with Arnold's party when 
they made the unfortunate assault of Dec. 3 1 , and was carried from the field severely wounded 
in the shoulder. The same day Arnold sent an express to Gen. Washington in which he 
said, "the loss of my detachment before I left it, was about twenty men killed and wounded; 
among the latter is Major Ogden, who with Capt. Oswald, Capt. Burr and the other volun- 
teers behaved extremely well." 

Upon his return to the main army, he received the following commission of Colonel 
of the First Regiment in the New Jersey Line: 

"In Congress. 

" The Delegates of the United States of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts-Bay, 
Rhode-Island, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Counties of New- 
Castle, Kent and Sussex on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, 
and Georgia, To ,, „, ... . _ , „ 

Matthias Ogden, Esquire. 

" We, reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Patriotism, Valour, Conduct and 
Fidelity, Do, by these Presents, constitute and appoint you to be Colonel of the First 
Regiment from Jersey, in the Army of the United States, for the Defence of American 

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Liberty, and for repelling every hostile Invasion thereof. You are therefore fully and dili- 
gently to discharge the Duty of Colonel by doing and performing all manner of Things 
thereunto belonging. And we do strictly charge and require all Officers and Soldiers under 
your Command, to be obed'ent to your Orders as Colonel. 

" And you are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions from Time to Time, 
as you shall receive from this or a future Congress of the United States, or Committee of 
Congress, for that Purpose appointed, or Commander in Chief for the Time being of the 
Army of the United States, or any other superior Officer, according to the Rules and Dis- 
cipline of War, in Pursuance of the Trust reposed in you. This Commission to continue in 
Force until revoked by this or a future Congress. 

"Dated this day of December, Anno Domini 1776, . . twenty six 

" By Order of the Congress, 

"John Hancock, President. 
"Attest. Chas. Thomson, Sec'y. " 

In Aug., 1776, he wrote to Aaron Burr from Ticonderoga: "I shall have the honor to 
command the redoubt which I am now building with the regiment alone. It is situated on 
the right of the whole, by the waters edge. It is to mount two iS pounders, two 12, and four 
9 pounders. In it I expect to do honor to New Jersey." 

"Salisbury Memorial" says: "In 177S, on Lee's retreat at Monmouth, Col. Ogden 
among others, commanding a regiment in Maxwell's Brigade, who was slowly following 
his retreating corps, with indignation so finely intimated in the Latin poet's metaphor: 
'vircquc leonnm vinculo rccusantum ' with the fierce wrath of the lion disdaining his chains, 
when interrogated by Colonel Harrison as to the cause of the retreat, answered with great 
apparent exasperation, 'By G-d sir, they are flying from a shadow.' " 

Salisbury also says: "Family tradition states that on one occasion of Col. Matthias 
Ogden being taken prisoner by the British, at Elizabethtown, N. J., Nov. 5, 1780, he was 
removed to New York, and on arriving at headquarters was placed on parole, and invited 
to join the officers' mess. Shortly afterwards a new detachment arrived from England, 
and one of its officers at dinner asked the company to charge their glasses, and proposed 
the following toast: 'Damnation to the Rebels!' Col. Ogden had risen with the rest, and 
on hearing these words, flinging his glass and contents in the face of the British officer, 
he exclaimed: 'Damnation to him who dares to propose such a toast in my presence!' 
They were both immediately placed under arrest, and a challenge was sent, which the officer 
in command refused to allow Col. Ogden to accept. The mess apologized to Col. Ogden 
for the rudeness of their brother officer, and invited him to resume his place at their table. 
He was treated with the utmost courtesy thereafter." 

Washington set out from Philadelphia in Mar., 1782, to rejoin the army at Newburg 
on the Hudson. Irving's " Life of Washington " states: "He was at Morristown in the 
Jerseys on the 28th, when a bold project was submitted to him by Colonel Matthias Ogden, 
of the Jersey line. It was no less than the capture of Prince William Henry, son of the King 
of England, and afterward King William IV. The prince was serving as midshipman in 
the fleet of Admiral Digby, and was at that time with the admiral in New York, being 
an object of great attention to the army and the Tory part of the inhabitants. "The project 
of Colonel Ogden was to surprise the prince and the admiral at their quarters in the city 
and bring them off prisoners. He was to be aided by a captain, a subaltern, three sergeants, 
and thirty-six men. They were to embark from the Jersey shore on a rainy night in four 
whaleboats, well armed and rowed with muffled oars, and were to land in New York at half 
past nine, at a wharf not far from the quarters of the prince and admiral, which were in 
Hanover Square. Part of the men were to guard the boats, while Colonel Ogden with a 
strong party was to proceed to the house, force the doors if necessary, and capture the 
prince and admiral. In returning to the boats, a part of the men armed with guns and bay- 


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onets were to precede the prisoners, and part to follow at half gunshot distance, to give 
front to the enemy until all were embarked. 

"The plan was approved by Washington, but Colonel Ogden was charged to be 
careful that no insult or indignity be offered to the prince or admiral, should they be captured. 
They were, on the contrary, to be treated with all possible respect, and conveyed without 
delay to Congress. 

"How far an attempt was made to carry this plan into operation is not known. An 
exaggerated alarm seems to have been awakened by extravagant reports circulated in New 
York, as appears by the following citation from a paper or letter dated April 23d, and 
transmitted by Washington to Ogden. 

" 'Great seems to be their apprehensions here. About a fortnight ago a number of 
flat-boats were discovered by a sentinel from the bank of the river (Hudson), which are 
said to have been intended to fire the suburbs, and in the height of the conflagration to make 
a descent on the lower part of the city, and wrest from our embraces his excellency Sir H. 
Clinton, Prince William Henry, and several other illustrious personages — since which 
great precautions have been taken for the security of those gentlemen, by augmenting the 
guards, and to render their persons as little exposed as possible.' 

"These precautions probably disconcerted the project of Colonel Ogden, of which 
we find no other traces." 

After peace had been declared, Col. Ogden was honored by Congress with a commis- 
sion of Brigadier General. That body granting him leave of absence in 1783, General 
Ogden visited Europe, and while in France was presented to Louis XVI. by his friend 
General Lafayette. The French monarch, wishing to pay him a compliment, and titles 
or orders being out of the question with a republican officer, granted him the distin- 
guished honor of "le droit du tabouret." He died at the early age of thirty-six years, 
and was buried in the First Pres. churchyard, Elizabethtown, N. J. The horizontal slab 
over his tomb is thus inscribed: 

"Sacred to the memory of 

General Matthias Ogden 

who died on the 31 st day of March 


Aged XXXVI years 

In him were united those various virtues 

of the Soldier the Patriot and the Friend 

which endear men to society. 

Distress failed not to find relief in his 


Unfortunate merit a refuge in his 


If manly sense anS dignity of mind 

If social virtues lib'ral and refin'd 

Nipp'd in their bloom deserve compassion's tears 

Then reader Weep, for Ogden's dust lies here 

Weed his grave clean ye men of genius 

for he was your kinsman 

Tread lightly on his ashes ye men of feeling 

for he was your brother" 

<o\ OCDEN, I.L.D. 

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CHILDREN (Chart 6): 
8g2. George Montgomery Ogden, b. 1779; d. 1824; m. Euphrosine Merieult. 

893. Henry Ogden, b. 1781; d. unm. 1799. 

894. Francis Barber Ogden, b. Mar. 3, 1 7S3; d. July 4, 1857; m. Louisa S. Pownall. 

895. Jane Chandler Ogden, b. Nov. 1, 1784; d. Sept. 9, 1785. 

896. Peter Vroom Ogden, b. 17S5; d. 1820; m. Celestine du Plessis. 

315. Gov. Aaron Ogden, LL.D. (Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. Dec. 3, 1756; d. Apr. 19, 1839; m. Oct. 27, 1787, Elizabeth 
Chetwood, b. 1766; d. Sept. 27, 1826; dau. of John Chetwood and Mary 
Emott, his wife. 

Governor, or as he was usually called Col. Aaron Ogden3is was, like his father and 
brothers, a man of remarkable characteristics. Born in Elizabethtown, N. J., he graduated 
at Princeton College before he was seventeen years old, and in 1775 became tutor in Barber's 
Grammar School, where Alexander Hamilton, Gov. W m Livingston and Judge Brockholtz 
were pupils. 

In the outbreak of the Revolution, he and pupils volunteered in the Continental army. 
Aaron Ogden rose rapidly from lieutenant and captain to the rank of Brigade Major and 
Inspector, one of the most important offices in the army, now abolished, and served through- 
out the war. He gained a great reputation as an efficient and accomplished officer. In 
the winter of 1775-6 he was one of a party who boarded and captured a vessel called "Blue 
Mountain Valley" lying off Sandy Hook, and took her to Elizabeth Port. He was in the 
Battle of Brandy wine in the fall of 1777; was assistant aide-de-camp to Lord Sterling in 
the Battle of Monmouth in the summer of 1778; had his horse shot from under him in the 
Battle of Springfield, N.J., in 1780. 

He at this time addressed a letter to his father, the Hon. Robert Ogden, which is still 
in the possession of one of his descendants. It reads as follows: 

"Jersey Camp near Springfield 
June 15th 1780. 
" Honored Sir, 

"Wishing to relieve that anxiety in you, which must fill every breast in the present 
posture of affairs, I set down to give you as much satisfaction as is in my power. 

" On the night of the 6th Inst, the enemy landed at Elizth Town, it is supposed, with 
about 5000 troops, including three hundred Dragoons & a large train of artillery — their 
advance reached Connecticut farms soon after Day break, where they were opposed by 
some small parties of the Jersey Brigade & a few militia — they did not pass the defile till 
after they had received reinforcements from Town — much scirmishing happened during 
the day, in which almost the whole of Brigade were at different times engaged assisted with 
a considerable body of militia, who on this occasion merit much praise & have, I think, 
acquired to themselves lasting honor. Our loss in the Brigade is not very considerable, 
one Ensign killed, 3 wounded, 7 privates killed & 20 wounded. The enemy suffered much, 
several principal officers have been killed & wounded, — from the dead found after the 
action & from the accounts received from Inhabitants where their wounded were dressed, 
their loss in killed, wounded & taken prisoners can not be less than two hundred — I speak 
within bounds in my opinion — the difference between our loss and theirs may perhaps 
appear incredible, but let it be considered that they were harrassed by small parties on 
every side in such a manner that it was out of their power to make retaliation. That they 
were thoroughly sick of their situation appears evident from the silence & precipitancy of 

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their retreat, which they performed under cover of the night & a heavy shower of rain — 
it was not known in our camp untill the next morning. — Genl Hand, with two Battalions 
of Continental troops & a body of militia, fell on their rear a little below where Ebenezer 
Pine lived — he charged them with vigour, but superior force soon obliged him to retire — 
his loss was trifling. 

"Since that time nothing very material has happened — the advance of the enemy are 
as far up as the Town bridge the wooden bridge by Potters — their main body between the 
forks of the road & the ferries. — Our light parties do them very little injury in their present 
position. — 

"To develope the object of the enemy in this excursion seems almost impossible — per- 
haps they may have been brought to believe that our small army would receive but little 
assistance from the militia — They may possibly suppose that our magazines of provisions 
are so small as not to be able to subsist a large body of men together but for a short time — I 
hope that such exertions will be made, as may disappoint our enemies in their expectations, 
and that hereafter our Continental regiments may be put into such a situation as may enable 
Genl Washington to make sufficient opposition without the aid of the militia, whose absence 
from their farms must be attended with bad consequence to agriculture on which our 
support depends. — 

"Had every State in the Union compleated their Batallions, which might have easily 
been done — this distress would not probably have come upon us. — On the weakness of our 
array our enemies build their hopes — they say that those few can not long hold together, — 
and that they must be more than men, who will fight, without pa}', clothes or food. — A few 
vigorous exertions on our side might destroy these expectations, & make them wish to be 
at peace with us — what can more speedily bring our foes to terms, than our being prepared 
for war? — Oh! that every one would exert his power & influence to give vigour to our 
operations this campaign — & peace may again be established. I wish that matters of 
trifling importance might be dismissed & that a spirit of unanimity might prevail. 

"Doctor Wolsely arrived at Sussex on Sunday last, his wife & Hannah came with him, 
they are all in health. The Doctor proposes to stay about a week from this time, perhaps 
longer. Colo. Ogden has been ill, but is now fast recovering. 

" I am Sir, with much respect, 

"Your affectionate Son 

(Addressed) "Aar. Ogden. 

"The Honourable 

" Robert Ogden, Esq. 

" Trenton." 

At the siege of Yorktown he and his company stormed the left redoubt of the British, 
for which he received the approbation of Gen. Washington. Hearing the latter say he wanted 
the traitor Benedict Arnold taken alive, Major Aaron Ogden with two or three other 
desperate spirits attempted his capture. All were killed in the attempt except Major 
Ogden, and he was badly wounded. 

In Irving's " Life of Washington" occurs the following: "Capt. Aaron Ogden, a worthy 
officer of the New Jersey line, was selected by Washington" to convey a letter from the 
captive Major Andre" and one from himself to Sir Henry Clinton at Paulus Hook, relative 
to negotiations concerning Andre" and Arnold. In Andrews dispatch he aims to assure Sir 
Henry of the latter's innocence in connection with his (Andrews) misfortune. Washington's 
dispatch apprises Clinton that Andre" was convicted by his board of general officers for 
abusing the flag of truce, and that he was properly condemned as a spy. Capt. Ogden was 
requested by Washington to first call upon Lafayette, who suggested that he incidentally 
mention an exchange of Andre" for Arnold. This Ogden did to the commanding officer 
at Paulus Hook, who conveyed the proposition to Clinton, but it was promptly rejected 


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as incompatible with honor and military discipline. All negotiations having failed, Major 
Andre was executed on the gibbet Oct. 2, 1780. 

After the war, Col. Ogden returned to Elizabethtown, studied law with his brother 
Robert3'° in 1783, and was licensed as an attorney a year later, Sept. 1784, notwithstanding 
the rule requiring applicants to pursue a course of several years' study. He became a very 
successful counsellor in Elizabethtown and had several cases in the Supreme Court from 
the April term, 1790, to three years later. In 1794 he was called to the rank of sergcant- 
at-law. In 1797, during the short war with France, he was colonel of the 15th Reg't, and 
was afterward known as Col. Ogden. 

He possessed some of the very best characteristics of a good lawyer and would 
undoubtedly have risen to a higher rank than he actually did, but being an ardent Federalist, 
he was led into the political arena. In Feb., 1S01, he was elected U. S. Senator to fill the 
unexpired term of Senator Schureman, and served two years. He was for several years 
Clerk of Essex Co. In 1S03 he was elected a trustee of Princeton College, which institution 
conferred the degree of LL.D. upon him in 1816. 

In 1 81 2 he was elected by the Legislature to the office of Governor, and served one 
year. During his term he was appointed Major General in the U. S. army by President 
Madison, but the Senate declined to confirm the appointment. Later he organized a body 
of volunteers for the defense of New York. About this time he retired from the law and 
engaged in steamboat navigation, by which he lost his fortune. "The Judicial and Civil 
History of New Jersey " gives this account: "The Legislature of N. Y. had granted the exclu- 
sive right to Livingston and Fulton to navigate the waters of that state with steam vessels, 
for a term of years. Col. Ogden in connection with Daniel Dodd, started a line of steam- 
boats between Elizabethtown and New York. In retaliation, the Legislature of New Jersey 
passed a statute granting exclusive privileges to Ogden and Dodd. An attempt was made 
to repeal the New Jersey statute and the parties appeared with their counsel before a com- 
mittee and were heard. Livingston was represented by Thomas Addis Emmet, and Ogden 
and Dodd, by Samuel L. Southard and Joseph Hopkinson. The result was that the New 
Jersey law was repealed. Violent disputes originated in the courts and both Legislatures 
were appealed to. During these controversies Thomas Gibbons appeared on the stage, 
in opposition to Ogden and Dodd. He was a lawyer of consummate ability, a man of large 
research, of untiring energy, of an iron will and capable of employing means to attain an 
end which some honest men thought questionable. Suit after suit was brought. 
Col. Ogden was dogged and persevering in his attempts to secure his rights. No aspersion 
could be justly made against his character; that remained untarnished; but, in the end, 
he was defeated, after a most harassing conflict. He lost his fortune, his wife died, and he 
never recovered the position which he formerly occupied." 

In 1829 he moved to Jersey City. He was that year arrested for debt in New York, 
and "refusing the proffered aid of his friends, remained in confinement for several months, 
being finally released by an act of the Legislature providing that no Revolutionary officer 
or soldier should be imprisoned for debt. The law was so framed as to cover the case of 
Col. Ogden, and he was released. He died in 1839. His last days were solaced by his ap- 
pointment to the office of Collector of Customs of Jersey City, created especially for him 
by act of Congress. 

He was a founder of the Society of the Cincinnati, — became president of the State 
Society in 1824, and vice-president of the General Society in 1825. He was made presi- 
dent in 1829, and served until his death. 

CHILDREN (Chart 6): 

897. Mary Chetwood Ogden, b. 1789; d. Mar. 23, 1863; m. No. 927, George Clin- 

ton Barber. 

898. Phebe Ann Ogden, b. Aug. 28, 1790; d. unm. Nov. 30, 1865. 

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899. Matthias Ogden, b. 1792; d. July 17, i860; m. Lucille Robert. 

900. John Robert Ogden, b. 1794; d. unm. Jan. 22, 1845. 

901. Elias Bailey Dayton Ogden, b. 1797; d. Aug. 8, 1799. 

902. Elias Bailey Dayton Ogden, 2D, b. May 22, 1800; d. Feb. 24, 1865; 1st m. 

Susan Beasley; 2d m. Louisa Ford; 3d m. Alice De Hart. 

903. Aaron Ogden, Jr., b. 1803; d. Oct. 5, 1803, aged 6 mos. 

318. Elias Ogden (Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 9, 
1763 ; d. Mar. 31, 1805 ; m. Jan. 7, 1788, Mary Anderson, b. May 31, 1763; 
d. May 19, 1805. 

Elias Ogden3i8 was born at Elizabethtown, N.J., and inherited his father's home- 
stead at Sparta, N. J. "He was a man of great business capacity, carried on farming exten- 
sively, and engaged in the manufacture of iron. His forge was located upon the Walkill, 
2 m. above Franklin Furnace, and he brought his ore from the Ogden mine upon the 
mountain. He died at the Haines house, in Hamburg, N. J., while on a visit to Mr. Sharp, 
Mar. 31, 1805. His wife died soon after, and his family of young children were left to the 
care of their relatives." 

" Hatfield's Hist. Elizabeth " calls him Major Elias Ogden. Both he and his wife are 
buried at Sparta, N.J. CHILDREN (Ch art 7) : 

904. Eliza Ogden, b. Feb. 18, 1789; d. Mar. 8, 1789. 

905. Hannah Maria Ogden, b. Apr. 18, 1790; d. Feb. 13, 1794. 

906. Matthias Hetfield Ogden, b. Jan. 21, 1792; d. Jan. 8, 1870; m. Jerusha . 

907. Phebe Eliza Ogden, b. Sept. 20, 1793; d. ; m. William McKee. 

908. William Anderson Ogden, b. Sept. 6, 1795; d. Nov. 27, 1838; m. Phebe 


909. Elias Ogden, Jr., b. Mar. 27, 1797; d. Oct. 13, 1875; m. Maria Louisa Gordon. 

910. (Marcus Ogden, b. Oct. 11, 1798; d. same day. 

911. (Lucius Ogden, b. twin, Oct. n, 1798; d. Oct. 12, 1798. 

912. Capt. Henry Warren Ogden, b. Jan. 27, 1800; d. unm. Aug. 25, i860. 

"Hardyston Memorial" says of him: "He was scarcely more than a 
lad when he received a midshipman's warrant in the Navy, in which he 
continued till his death, having risen to the rank of Capt. He cruised in 
every quarter of the globe and was sent on many important expeditions. 
He served in the 'Essex,' commanded by Capt. David Porter, when she 
captured the British warship 'Alert,' the first American success of the war 
and whose flag was the first taken from the enemy. 

" He was with the Essex when vessel and crew were captured off Val- 
paraiso and while on the way north as prisoner of war was one of those who 
with Capt. Porter escaped in the long boat and finally landed on Long Island 
shore. In mature years he was Naval Commander in New York Harbor, 
and on his 'receiving ship,' the North Carolina, received the visits of many 
noted persons, both Americans and foreigners. 

"He was generous and impulsive, and once dove into the sea to save 
a seaman who had accidentally fallen overboard. He never married, and 
died in New York City." 

In his will made Aug. 20, 1855, and proved Nov. 17, i860, he left to his 
brother Thomas Anderson Ogdenou a farm in Sussex Co., one in Bergen Co.. 
one near Dover, Morris Co., and another in Sparta, Sussex Co. He also gave 
$500 to the Prot. Epis. Soc'y for destitute seamen, in New York City. 


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913. Rev. Thomas Anderson Ogden, b. Dec. 25, 1802; d. unm. Dec. 8, 1878. 

He graduated at Princeton College in 1821. "From 1839 to 1865, he 
was identified with the Carmel church, Mississippi, as Chaplain to the slaves 
on several plantations within its bounds; was a native of Sussex Co., N.J. 
He studied theology at Princeton and Andover; was ordained by the Pres- 
bytery of Abingdon, Va., in 1829, and served several churches in Virginia 
as supply till 1835, when he became an agent of the Presbyterian Board of 
Education. In this capacity he visited Mississippi, where, soon after, he 
accepted the invitation extended to him by prominent planters in the Second 
Creek neighborhood to undertake the religious instruction of the negroes. In 
this work, which he loved, he spent the remainder of his active life. In 1865, 
broken down in health, depressed by the desertion of the colored people 
among whom he had so long labored, he returned to the North, and closed 
his life among his surviving relations in New Jersey. He was a scholar, a 
catechist and expositor of a high order; an oracle in ecclesiastical law; a 
valuable counsellor in Church courts; a genial companion and an affectionate 
friend." — South-western Presbyterian, Mar. 17, 1892. He was buried in the 
Pres. ch. yard, Elizabeth, N. J. 

914. Alexander Hamilton Ogden, b. Feb. 13, 1805; d. Aug. 20, 1805. 

322. Frances Ogden (Moses 8s , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 7, 
1749; d. July 7, 1800; m. Sept. 6, 1769, Hon. Pierrepont Edwards, b. 
Apr. 8, 1750; d. Apr. 14, 1826; son of Pres. Jonathan Edwards, of Princeton 
College, and Sarah Pierpont, his wife. 

Hon. Pierrepont Edwards (formerly spelled Pierpont) was brother of Hon. Timothy 
Edwards, who married No. 309, Rhoda Ogden, and son of Pres. Jonathan Edwards, of Prince- 
ton. The family, descended from William Edwards, one of the first settlers of Hartford, 
Conn., includes many men and women of distinction. His home was in New Haven, Conn., 
but he died in Bridgeport, Conn., while his wife Frances (Ogden) Edwardsj" died at 
New Haven. 

CHILDREN (Chart 22): 

915. Susan Edwards, b. Dec. 24, 1771; d. Feb. 19, 1855; m. Samuel William 


916. John Stark Edwards, b. Aug. 23, 1777; d. Feb. 22, 1S13; m. Louisa Maria 


917. Henry Waggaman Edwards, b. Oct. 1779; d. July 22, 1847; m. Lydia Miller. 

918. Moses Ogden Edwards, b. Aug. 1781; d. Apr. 2, 1862; m. Harriet Penfield. 

919. Alfred Pierrepont Edwards, b. Sept. 1784; d. ; m. Deborah Glover. 

920. Henrietta Frances Edwards, b. June 28, 1786; d. Apr. 16, 1870; m. Jan. 6, 

1817, Eli Whitney, b. Dec. 8, 1765; d. Jan. 8, 1825. 

"Eli Whitney, the celebrated inventor, was b. at Westborough, Mass., 
and graduated at Yale College in 1792. While pursuing the study of law, 
in Georgia, he resided with the widow of General Greene, and it was at this 
time that he invented the cotton gin, a machine for separating the seed from 
the cotton. This invention has been of incalculable advantage to the south- 
ern planters: what before was performed at an immense sacrifice of time 
and labor, is now effected almost instantaneously. The favorable condition 
of internal trade in the southern section of the states, has in many respects 
been more promoted by the genius of Whitney, than by the labors of Fulton. 

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But he was not allowed to enjoy his own in peace: he suffered much in 
defending his rights from the encroachments of the envious or designing. In 
1798 he contracted with the United States to furnish, for $134,000, ten 
thousand stand of arms, which he completed in ten years. He next con- 
tracted for fifteen thousand stand of arms. 

"He died Jan. 8, 1825, aged 59. . . He was a man of unflinching 
perseverance, never yielding until he had accomplished what he had under- 
taken. In private he was very much respected and beloved." — "Blake's 
Biog. Die." 

Children: Frances E. Whitneyj" 1 , b. Nov. 21, 1817; d. May 5, 1859; 
m. Dec. 1, 1842, Charles Llewellen Chaplain, b. Oct. 17, 1816; d. Mar. 7, 
1892; son of James Chaplain and Elizabeth Stoddert Davis, his wife. They 
had 6 children. Elizabeth Fay Whitneyo™ 15 , b. Mar. 14, 1819; d. unm. 
Feb. 7, 1854. Eli Whitney, Jr.9*° c , b. Nov. 24, 1820; d. Aug. 17, 1895; 
m. June 17, 1845, Sarah Perkins Daliba, dau. of Major James Daliba 
and Susannah Huntington. They had 4 children. Susan Johnson Whit- 
NBYgao^ b. Dec. 8, 1821; d. Sept. 6. 1823. 

323. Rev. John Cozzens Ogden (Moses 85 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), 
b. Nov. 15, 1 751; d. Sept. 1800; m. i77s(?), Mary Wooster, dau. of 
General David Wooster and Clapp, his wife, of Stratford, Conn. 

Rev. John Cozzens Ogden3 2 3 was graduated at Princeton in 1770. He signed 
a quitclaim to his sister Anne (Ogden) Barbew^ f Elizabethtown, N. J., on Nov. 3, 
1783, for £180, being his interest in his deceased father's estate. He was ordained to the 
ministry by Bishop Seabury, the office of Deacon being conferred Sept. 28, 1786, and that 
of Priest Jan. 1788. He succeeded the Rev. Mr. Brown as Rector of Queen's Chapel, Ports- 
mouth, N. H., in 1789. He was a member of Convention, 1793, from Hartland, Vt., and was 
active in Convention of 1794. He was a very active and zealous missionary, and founded 
many churches. He died at Chestertown, Ind., in 1800. 

His early married life was spent in New Haven, Conn. His wife, Mary (Wooster) Ogden 
was dau. of General David Wooster, who died of wounds received in the battle of Ridge- 
field, Conn., May 2, 1777. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

921. Mary Wooster Ogden, b. 1776; d. unm. Easter Sunday, 1839. 

She spent most of her life in New Haven, Conn., and bequeathed con- 
siderable property to the parish of Trinity Church in that city, where is a 
tablet to her memory, bearing this inscription: " This Monument is erected 
by the Parish of Trinity Church as a grateful tribute to the Memory of Mary 
Wooster Ogden, who died on Easter Sunday, A. D. 1839, aged LXIII years. 
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." 

922. David Ogden, b. ; d. before 1808. 

923. Aaron Ogden, b. ; d. . 

325. Barne Ogden (Moses 8 *, Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Jan. 14, 
1756; d. 1823; 1st m. Apr. 26, 1778, Nancy Sale, dau. of Obadiah Sale, 
of Elizabethtown, N. J. ; 2d m. Nancy Smith ; 3d m. Rachel Upson. 

Barne Ogden's3*s will, dated Nov. 19, 1821, states he was late of Elizabethtown, N. J., 
now of Southington, Hartford Co., Conn. He bequeaths to wife, Rachel Ogden, and her 

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mother, Elizabeth Upson, the use of his estate, real and personal, during their natural lives, 
or either of them. At their death the estate is to go to his dau. Ann Frances Price and her 
son Aaron Ogden Price, — the latter to inherit his half on condition he shall take care of his 
gr. mother Rachel Ogden and gt. gr. mother Elizabeth Upson. Rachel Ogden and Aaron 
Ogden Price were appointed executors; will was proved Oct. n, 1823. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 1): 
924. (Betty Cozzens Ogden, b. Feb. 3, 17S0; d. Feb. 23, 1S00. 
925.)Polly Ogden, b. twin, Feb. 3, 1780; d. Feb. 17, 1780; aged 14 d. 

CHILD — Second Marriage (Chart 1): 

926. Ann Frances Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Jan. 15, 1802, Benjamin Price. 

Marriage is recorded in Newark, N. J., and as having been performed 
by Rev. Henry Kollock, of Elizabethtown, N. J., where parties probably lived. 
Child: Aaron Ogden Priceo*^ 1 . 

326. Anne Ogden (Moses 85 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Apr. 18, 
1758; d. July 17, 1825; m. Mar. 24, 1778, Col. Francis Barber, b. 1751; 
d. Feb. ii, 1783; son of Patrick Barber, who came from Ireland in 1750. 
His 1st w. was No. 313, Mary Ogden, who d. s. p. 

"Col. Francis Barber was born at Princeton in 1751, and was educated in the College 
of New Jersey. He was installed Rector of an academic institution connected with the 
First Presbyterian Church at Elizabethtown, in which institution he remained until the 
commencement of the Revolution. He joined the Patriot army, and in 1776 was commis- 
sioned by Congress a Major of the Third Battalion of N. J. troops; at the close of the year 
was appointed Lieut. Colonel, and subsequently became Assistant Inspector General under 
Baron Steuben. He was in constant service, and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis 
at Yorktown. He was with the Continental army at Newburgh in 1783, and on the very 
day when Washington announced the signing of the treaty of peace to the army, he 
was killed by a tree falling upon him while riding by the edge of a wood." — "Salisbury 

CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

927. George Clinton Barber, b. Dec. 27, 1778; d. Oct. 29, 1828; m. No. 897, Mary 

Chetwood Ogden. (See No. 897.) 

928. Mary Barber, b. Nov. 1, 1780; d. Apr. 18, 1873; m - William Chetwood. 

929. Frances Barber, b. Sept. 20, 1782; d. July 26, 1799. 

337. Robert Halsted, M.D. (Rebecca Ogden 88 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. Sept. 13, 1746; d. Nov. 25, 1825; 1st m. Apr. 15, 1773, Mary 

Wiley, b. ; d. 1786; 2d m. Oct. 1, 1787, Mary Mills, b. Feb. 20, 1763; 

d. May 26, 1841 ; dau. of Rev. William Mills and Mary Reading, his wife. 

Dr. Robert Halsted337 graduated at Princeton in 1746. His first wife, Mary Wiley, 
was of a Baptist family that came from Rhode Island to New York. She had a brother. 
Major Jack Wiley, in the Revolutionary War. Dr. Halsted's second wife, Mary Mills, 
rode with her husband on horseback from Elizabethtown to Cincinnati. Her father. Rev. 
William Mills, graduated from Princeton in 1756; he died at Jamaica, L. I., in 1774. 

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CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 12): 

930. Job Stockton Halsted, b. Mar. 4, 1774; d. Apr. 13, 1844; m. June 10, 1803, 

Ann McIntyre, b. ; d. Sept. 28, 1838. 

They had 11 children. 

931. Mary Tillinghast Halsted, b. Dec. 25, 1775; d. Dec. 2, 1856; m. June 27, 

1801. Thaddeus Mills, b. ; d. June 14, 1856. 

They had 5 children. 

932. Rebecca Ogden Halsted, b. Nov. 24, 1778; d. Oct. 28, i860; m. Nov. 13, 1809, 

James Maver, b. Nov. 8, 1776; d. July 7, 1825. 
They had 5 children. 

933. William Wiley Halsted, b. July 25, 1781; d. June 3, 1783. 

934. Robert Wiley Halsted, b. Mar. 23, 1783; d. Nov. 15, 1804. 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 12): 

935. William Mills Halsted, b. July 26, 1788; d. Nov. 20, 1863; m. Jan. 15, 1810, 

Sarah Johnson, dau. of John Johnson and Betsy Ward, his wife. 
They had 8 children. 

936. Caleb Pierson Halsted, b. June 3, 1791; d. Jan. 16, 1793. 

937. Matthias Ogden Halsted, b. July 12, 1793; d. June 15, 1866; 1st m. Nov. 12, 

1817, Cornelia Wade; 2d m. Hepzibah E. Clary. 

There were 7 children by 1st m. and 5 children by 2d m. 

938. Jacob Halsted, b. Mar. 17, 1796; d. Apr. 30, 1817. 

939. Hannah Mills Halsted, b. July 15, 1798; d. Aug. 16, 1803. 

338. William Halsted (Rebecca Ogden 88 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), 
b. Apr. 23, 1748; d. Nov. 22, 1794; m. Phebe Meeke (or Meeker), b. 
Sept. 30, 1749; d. July 30, 1836. 

CHILDREN (Chart 12): 

940. Caleb Halsted, b. Apr. 24, 1770; d. Aug. 19, 1830; m. No. 861, Nancy Spencer, 

b. Aug. 1768; d. Aug. 11, 1842. 

They had 8 children. (See under No. 861.) 

941. Betsy Halsted, b. Feb. 15, 1772; d. June 29, 1774. 

942. Samuel Halsted, b. Aug. 11, 1774; d. Jan. 27, 1805. 

943. Jacob Halsted, b. Sept. 18, 1776; d. July 9, 1802. 

944. William Halsted, Jr., b. Jan. 31, 1779; d. June 19, 1828. 

945. Robert Halsted, b. June 23, 1781; d. Nov. 18, 1801. 

946. Phebe Halsted, b. Aug. 21, 1783; d. Dec. 8, 1821; m. Jan. 20, 1805, Smith 

Burnet, b. Nov. 27, 1771; d. May 21, 1830. 
They had 7 children. 

947. Oliver Halsted, b. Mar. 15, 1786; d. July 24, 1857; m. Sept. 27, 1808, Sarah 

Banks Crane, b. Nov. 8, 1789; d. Dec. 20, 1877. 
They had 12 children. 

948. John Halsted, b. Apr. 4, 1788; d. Feb. 5, 1866; m. Nov. 5, 1812, Mary Pen- 

nington, b. Mar. 18, 1791; d. Jan. 29, 1872; dau. of Gov. William Sanford 
Pennington. . 

339. Sally Halsted (Rebecca Ogden 88 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), 
b. June 20, 1750; d. Nov. 29, 1803; m. May, 1775, Samuel Smith. 

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CHILDREN (Chart is): 

949. Betsy Smith, b. June, 1776; d. May 3, 1777. 

950. Abigail Smith, b. Oct. 1777; d. Sept. 3, 177S. 

951. Samuel Owen Smith, b. Sept. 1778; d. Sept. 16, 1821; 1st m. July 19, 1801, 

Abigail Woodruff, b. 1778; d. Oct. 19, 1814; 2d m. Ann W. Bowling. 
There were 7 children by 1st m. and 3 children by 2d m. 

952. Caleb Halsted Smith, b. June, 1781; d. Mar. 26, 1785. 

953. Mary Stockton Smith, b. ; d. ; m. Rev. James C. Barnes. 

They had 5 children. 

954. Joanna Halsted Smith, b. ; d. ; m. Nathaniel P. Handley. 

They had 2 children. 

955. Julia Smith, b. Oct. 1787; d. Sept. 2, 1788. 

956. Caleb Halsted Smith, 2D, b. Dec, 1790; d. Sept. 2, 1794. 

957. Fanny Smith, b. May, 1792; d. Mar. 9, 1793. 

340. Caleb Halsted, 3D, M.D. (Rebecca Ogden 88 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. Sept. 15, 1752; d. Aug. 18, 1827; m. 1776, Abigail Lyon, b. 
July 29, 1754; d. Oct. 2, 1823. 

Dr. Caleb Halsted, 303-10, -n-as licensed in 1774, and was surgeon to the French troops 
when camped near Elizabethtown, N.J.; he removed to Connecticut Farms, near by. 

CHILDREN (Chart 13): 

958. Mary Cook Halsted, b. Jan. 14, 1777; d. Nov. 10, 1844; m. May 1, 1799, Gen. 

Isaac Andruss, b. Feb. 4, 1774", d. Feb. 27, 1850; son of Nathaniel Andruss 
and Mehitable Mix, his wife, of New Haven, Conn. 
They had 8 children. 

959. Joseph Lyon Halsted, b. May 8, 1779; d. Oct. 27, 1779. 

960. Phebe Roberts Halsted, b. June 27, 1 78 1 ; d. ; 1st m. Sept. 15, 1800, 

David Camfield, b. Sept. 10, 1777; d. May, 1807; son of Abiel and Mary 
Camfield; 2d m. Mar. 17, 1819, Luther Goble, b. May 22, 1770; d. July 
6, 1833. 

Were 4 children by 1st m. and 1 child by 2d m. 

961. Joseph Lyon Halsted, 2D, b. Aug. 15, 1783; d. Sept. 8, 1807; m. Mar. 1, 1805, 

Magdalena Turk, b. Mar. 1, 1787; d. Mar. 10, 1849; dau. of Ahasuerus 
and Tanneke Turk. 

They had 2 children. 

962. Caleb Stockton Halsted, b. Dec. 16, 1787; d. Sept. 18, 1827; m. Oct. 19, 1808, 

Margaret Roome, b. Apr. 12, 1788; d. Apr. 26, 1870; dau. of William 
Roome and Margaret Pray, his wife. 

They had 6 children. 

341. John Halsted (Rebecca Ogden 88 , Robert' 6 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), 
b. July 12, 1754; d. Mar. 17, 1840; m. Phebe Wade, b. ; d. Mar. 9/1817. 

CHILDREN (Chart 1*3): 

963. Clara Halsted, b. ; d. unm. 

964. Robert Halsted, b. ; d. ; m. Apr. 30, 1814, Betsy Munson. 

They had 4 children. 


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965. David Halsted, b. ; d. ; m. Nov. 29, 1809, Harriet A. Miller. 

They had 6 children. 

966. Sarah Halsted, b. Mar. 11, 1788; d. Sept. 12, 1866; m. Dec. 14, 1805, Luther 

Hopping. They had 12 children. 

967. Mary Halsted, b. ; d. Apr. 4, 1807. 

968. Julia Halsted, b. Apr. 30, 1798; d. Sept. 29, 1851; m. Dec. 25, 1822, Benjamin 

Graves, b. ; d. June 15, 1878. 

They had 6 children. 

969. Fanny Halsted, b. ; d. Mar. 24, 1867; 1st m. Feb. 22, 1827, James Boal, 

b. ; d. July 24, 1833; 2dm. Aug. 24, 1835, John Harding, b. ; d. . 

There were 2 children by 1st m. and 1 child by 2d m. 

342. Elihu Halsted (Rebecca Ogden 88 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), 
b. July 12, 1754; d. June 16, 1810; m. Eunice Ward. 

CHILDREN (Chart 13I: 

970. Betsy Halsted. b. ; d. ; m. Baldwin. 

971. Mary Wiley Halsted, b. ; d. . 

972. Elihu Ogden Halsted, b. 1782; d. Oct. 23, 1786. 

973. Polly Halsted, b. ; d. . 

974. Robert Halsted, b. ; d. . 

975. Catharine Halsted, b. ; d. . 

976. Jane Pierson Halsted, b. 1792; d. Apr. 7, 1793. 

977. Sarah Halsted, b. ; d. ; m. Patterson. 

343. Phebe Halsted (Rebecca Ogden 88 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), 
b. July 5, 1757; d. Oct. 11, 1795; m. John Wiley. 

CHILDREN (Chart 13): 

978. Charles Wiley, b. ; d. . 

979. Mary Wiley, b. ; d. . 

980. John Lamb Wiley, b. ; d. . 

981. Rebecca Wiley, b. ; d. ; m. William Ballard. 

They had 8 children. 

982. Phebe Louise Wiley, b. ; d. ; m. William Osborn. 

They had 3 children. 

344. Major Matthias Halsted (Rebecca Ogden 88 , Robert 16 , Jon- 
athan 4 , John 1 ), b. May 12, 1759; d. Dec. 17, 1824; m. Nancy Norris. 

Major Matthias Halsted344 was Brigade Major, staff of Gen. Winds, Aide-de-Camp 
to Gen. Dickinson, and Q. M. in the Continental army. 
CHILDREN (Chart 13) : 

983. Nathaniel Norris Halsted, b. Oct. 19, 1790; d. July 24, 1816; m. Lucretia 

Perrine, b. Mar. 12, 1792; d. June 27, i860. 
They had 1 child. 

984. Caleb Ogden Halsted, b. June 13, 1792; d. Oct. 7, i860; m. Dec. 1823, Caroline 

L. Pitney, b. 1796; d. July 1, 1879; dau. of Dr. Aaron Pitney and Anna 
Browne Proovost (Provost ?), his wife. 
They had 5 children. 

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345. Ann Halsted (Rebecca Ogden 88 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John"), b. 
May 2i, 1761; d. Aug. 30, 1824; m. Joseph Camp. 

"During the Revolutionary war, the men of the family being unavoidably absent 
from home, Nancy Camp34s fired upon a foraging party of British, and gave the alarm to 
the town. For this she was toasted and handsomely complimented by General Washington 
at a dinner party in Elizabethtown. " 

CHILDREN (Chart 13): 

9S5. Sarah Camp, b. ; d. ; m. Benjamin Lindsley. 

They had 6 children. 

986. Ephraim Camp, b. — — ; d. ; m. Lockey Burnet 

They had 4 children. 

987. Caleb Camp, b. ; d. ; m. Experience Ball. 

They had 1 child. 

988. William Halsted Camp, b. ; d. ; m. . 

989. Phebe Camp, b. ; d. ; m. Daniel Squire. 

They had 1 child. 

990. Mary Camp, b. ; d. ; m. Abraham Beach. 

991. Daniel Camp, b. ; d. . 

346. Mary Halsted (Rebecca Ogden 88 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), 
b. Jan. 29, 1763; d. June 16, 1835; m. Aug. 23, 1790, John R. Mills, b. 
Jan. 9, 1765 ; d. June 21, 1810 ; son of Rev. William Mills and Mary Reading, 

his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 13): 

992. Rebecca Ogden Mills, b. May 12, 1791; d. Jan. 20, 1809. 

993. William Mills, b. Jan. 2, 1793; d. Oct. 10, 1794. 

994. Mary Reading Mills, b. Oct. 3, 1794; d. May 20, 1866; m. Lewis Howell. 

995. William Phillips Mills, b. Mar. 31, 1797; d. July 7, 1822. 

996. Phebe Halsted Mills, b. Sept. 11, 1798; d. Feb. 28, 1869; m. Dec. 31, 1816, 

Robert Boal, b. Feb. 23, 1790; d. Mar. 9, 1S56. 
They had 4 children. 

348. Jonathan Halsted (Rebecca Ogden 88 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 
John 1 ), b. Dec. 31, 1769; d. Dec. 21, 1814; m. Isabella Neil. 

CHILDREN (Chart 13): 

997. Eliza Malcolm Halsted, b. — ■ — ; d. ; m. Magnam. 

998. Phebe Wiley Halsted, b. ; d. ; m. S. S. Steele. 

They had 1 child. 

999. Daniel Neil Halsted, b. ; d. . 

1000. David Brooks Halsted, b. ; d. . 

1001. Maria Brooks Halsted, b. ; d. ; m. Young. 

1002. Robert Wiley Halsted, b. ; d. . 

1003. Benjamin Hawkins Halsted, b. ; d. . 

1004. William Malcolm Halsted. b. ; d. . 

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353. Hannah Bloomfield (Sarah Ogden 90 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. May, 1763; d. 1823; m. General James Giles, b. 1759; d. 
1825; son of Rev. Samuel Giles. 

CHILDREN (Chart 9) : 

1005. Maria McIlvaine Giles, b. Aug. 9, 1785; d. Mar. 12, 1865; m. Oct. 1, 1803, 

Abraham Huling Inskeep, b. Jan. 29, 1780; d. Mar. 2, 1857. 
They had 8 children. 

1006. Phebe Holmes Giles, b. ; d. . 

1007. Fanny Helme Giles, b. ; d. ; m. Dr. Isaac H. Hampton. 

1008. Nancy Bloomfield Giles, b. ; d. . 

1009. Nancy Bloomfield Giles, 2D, b. ; d. ; m. Charles Read. 

ioio. Sally Ogden Giles, b. ; d. . 

1011. James Bradford Giles, b. ; d. . 

1012. Sally Ogden Giles, 2D, b. ; d. . 

355. John Meeker, 3D (Joanna Ogden 96 , Joseph 19 , Josephs, John 1 ), 
b. 1722; d. Mar. 1768; m. Phebe . 

CHILDREN (Chart 10): 

013. John Meeker, 4TH, b. ; d. ; m. Hannah . 

014. Jonathan Meeker, b. ; d. . 

015. Sarah Meeker, b. ; d. . 

016. Rhoda Meeker, b. ; d. . 

017. Phebe Meeker, b. ; d. . 

018. Joanna Meeker, b. ; d. . 

358. Mary Meeker (Joanna Ogden 96 , Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), b. 

circa 1728; d. Feb. 13, 1768; m. Amos Potter, b. 1725; d. ; son 

of Daniel Potter. 

CHILDREN (Chart 10): 

1019. Rachel Potter, b. ; d. ; m. May 8, 1788, Daniel Caldwell, b. Jan. 

28, 1766; d. ; son of William Caldwell. 

They had 10 children. 

1020. Joanna Potter, b. ; d. Dec. 23, 1767. 

1021. Daniel Potter, b. ; d. Feb. 18, 1767. 

1022. Elizabeth Potter, bap. Jan. 25, 1767; d. ; m. Daniel Doty, Jr., son of 

Daniel Doty. 

1023. John Potter, b. ; d. ; m. May 2, 1770, Bethia Lyon, dau. of Peter 


They had 7 children. 

1024. Russel Potter, b. ; d. ; m. Rhoda Maxwell. 

They had 5 children. 

1025. Moses Potter, b. ; d. ; m. Apr. 29, 1792, Rhoda Osborn, dau. of 

Jonathan Osborn. 

They had 4 children. 

1026. Rebecca Potter, b. ; d. ; m. Jan. 23, 1769, Ellis Squire. 

They had 6 children. 
i 4 6 

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362. Daniel Ogden, Jr. (Daniel 98 , Joseph' 9 , Joseph 5 , John*), b. Apr. 
14, 1737 ; d. Dec. 6, 1809; m. Ann , b. June 3, 1740; d. June 12, 1794. 

From his Bible, now in the possession of James C. Ogden, of Elizabeth, N. J , it would 
seem he lived in New Providence, N. J. The record begins: "Remarkable frosts new 
providence in the year 1783 the second and third nights of September — Killed the vines 
Corn Buckwheat toBaco Sec.". 

CHILDREN (Chart 7): 

1027. William Ludlow Ogden, b. Aug. 2, 1750; d. Mar. 1815; m. Comfort Carter. 

1028. Eliakim Ogden, b. Sept. 3, 1761; "died Feb. 1790, and many a soldier in the 

New Jersey Regiments." 

1029. Noadiah Ogden, b. Oct. 3, 1763; d. . 

1030. Stephen Ogden, b. Sept. 7, 1765; d. . 

1031. Theodorus Ogden, b. May 8, 1768; d. May, 1790. 

"Deceased May 1790, and many a soldier in the New Jersey Regi- 

1032. Sarah Ogden, b. Jan. 8, 1772; d. Jan. 17, 1848; m. Aaron Ross. 

1033. Benjamin Ogden, b. Sept. 25, 1783; d. . 

363. Timothy Ogden (Daniel 98 , Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), b. ; 

d. Apr. 5, 1781; m. Hannah (Chapman?), b. ; buried Feb. 8, 1801. 

Timothy Ogden363 was a resident of Elizabethtown, N. J., and a contributor to the 
support of the First Pres. Church. His widow Hannah and James Chapman were appointed 
administrators of his estate. James Chapman's will was witnessed by Moses and Joseph 
G. Ogden, two sons of Timothy Ogden363. This incident and other facts indicate an inter- 
marriage with the Chapman family. 

CHILDREN (Chart 7^: 

1034. William Ogden, b. 1766; d. Mar. 14, 1799; m. Nancy . 

1035. Moses Ogden, b. Feb. 6, 1774; d. June 9, 1847; m - Rhoda Halsey. 

1036. Joseph G. Ogden, b. 1780; d. unm. Mar. 23, 1817. 

He lived in Elizabethtown, N. J. His will is dated Feb. 27, 1817, and 
proved Apr. 11, 181 7. In it he names his niece Mary, dau. of late brother 
William, and Nancy, the latter's widow. 

1037. Mary Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. James Chapman. 

1038. Ichabod Ogden, b. ; d. . 

364. David Ogden (Nathaniel 99 , Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), b. circa 
1741; will made Sept. 22, proved Nov. 26, 1817; m. Mar. 28, 1768, Mary 

David Ogden364 was of Middlesex Co., N. J., where records of his father Nathaniel 
Ogden»9 and family's real estate transactions, etc. are on file. 

CHILD (Chart 1): 

1039. Mary Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Peter Van Arsdale. 

365. John Ogden (Nathaniel 99 , Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), b. ; 

will dated Feb. 6, 1803, proved Mar. 9, 1803; 1st m. Prudence Rolfe; 
2d m. Ann (Nevins) Van Sickle. 

C^e £>8Dcu family 

John OgdeN3&5 lived in or near New Brunswick, N. J. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 7): 

1040. Mary Ogden, b. May 5, 1776; d. Dec. 28, 1778. 

1041. Mercy Ogden, b. Dec. 25, 1777; d. Oct. 6, 1815; m. Peter Obert. 

1042. Lydia Ogden, b. Aug. 1, 1780; d. Mar. 14, 1801; m. Sept. 19, 1800, Abraham 


(No mention of children.) 

1043. Phebe Ogden, b. Mar. 10, 1782; d. May 11, 1810; m. William Caywood. 

1044. Benjamin Ogden, b. February 29, 1784; d. Jan. 21, 1867; m. Margaret 


1045. Jane Ogden, b. Nov. 27, 1785; d. June 30, 1805; m. May n, 1804, Samuel 


(No mention of children.) 

1046. Mary Ogden, b. Mar. 1, 1787; d. ; m. Guisbert De Hart. 

1047. John Ogden, Jr., b. Apr. 1, 1789; d. — ■ — -; m. Ann Robinson. 

1048. Abraham Ogden, b. July 13, 1791; d. Apr. 12, 1868; m. Mary Errickson. 

1049. Moses Ogden, b. June 10, 1793; d. ; m. Elizabeth Johnson. 

1050. Henry Ogden, b. Feb. 23, 1796; d. 1826. 

1051. Prudence Ogden, b. Mar. 20, 1798; d. Dec. 9, 1865; 1st m. Patrick McIntyre; 

2d m. James Foxcroft. 

1052. Elizabeth Ross Ogden, b. July 6, 1800; d. Sept. 8, 1849; m - David A. Drake. 

366. Samuel Ogden (Nathaniel 99 , Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), b. ; 

d. ; m. . 

CHILDREN (Chart 7): 

1053. Isaac Ogden, b. ; d. . 

1054. Sarah Ogden, b. ; d. . 

1055. Samuel Ogden, Jr., b. July 5, 1794; d. Jan. 15, 1856; m. Abigail Warren. 

1056. Richard Ogden, b. ; d. ; 1st m. Elizabeth North; 2d m. Mary 

(Hastings) Wilson. 

1057. Chloe Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Sept. 25, 1824, Samuel Jenkins, of Newark, 

N. J. 

At time of marriage both are said to be of Westfield, N.J. Had children, 
— no record found. 

369. Benjamin Ogden (Nathaniel 99 , Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), b. 

Oct. 27, 1751 ; d. bet. Feb. 1 and Mar. 1, 1790; m. Leah . 

CHILDREN (Chart 1): 

1058. David Ogden. b. ; d. ; m. June 29, 1799, Elizabeth Marsh. 

1059. John Ogden, b. ; d. . 

1060. Jane Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Drake. 

1061. Sarah Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Daley. 

1062. Mary Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Matchett. 

1063. Ann Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Ryder. 

1064. Catharine Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Cook. 

1065. Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Lump. 

Child: Harry Lump'»»s». 

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370. Jacob Ogden (William 100 , Benjamin 21 , Benjamin 6 , John'), b. 
May 18, 1743; d. Oct. 10, 1818; m. Elizabeth Morehouse, b. Dec. 18, 
1749; d. May S, 1812. 

CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

1066. Isaac Ogden, b. Dec. 13, 1767; d. Aug. 13, 1835; m. Rachel Kester. 

1067. Benjamin Ogden, b. Aug. 31, 1769; d. May 19, 1S44; m - No. 798, Charity 

Ogden. (See No. 798.) 

1068. Mary Ann Ogden, b. Oct. 22, 1773; d. Dec. 11, 1S32; 1st m. John Jackson 

Edwards; 2d m. Benjamin Brown. 

1069. Enoch Ogden, b. 1776; d. Apr. 19, 1S14; m. Louisa . 

1070. Abigail Ogden, b. 1779; d. Sept. 5, 1855; m. William Melvin. 

1071. George Ogden, b. 17S0; d. 1859; m. Elizabeth , b. June 4, 1790; d. 

July 4, 1817. 

(No record of children found.) 

1072. Elizabeth Ogden, b. 1781; d. May 17, 1812. 

375. John Ogden, 3D (John 105 , John", Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 20, 
1750; d. Feb. 4, 1814; m. Oct. 21, 1773, Deborah Burrows, bap. Jan. 19, 
1752; d. Oct. 6, 1803; dau. of Stephen Burrows and Hannah Waters, 
his wife. 

John Ogden, 3D375 was a farmer and resided at Rahway, N. J. 
CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

1073. (Abigail Ogden, bap. St. John's P. E. Church, Elizabethtown, N. J., Nov. 21, 1774. 

1074. (Hannah Ogden, twin, bap. St. John's, Nov. 21, 1774. 

1075. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Nov. 22, 1777; d. . 

1076. Stephen Ogden, b. Feb. 25, 1779; d. Dec. 29, 1S21; 1st m. Elizabeth (Cod- 

dington) Oliver; 2d m. Hannah Fowler. 

376. Sarah Ogden (John 105 , John", Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 29, 
1752; d. May 11, 1827; m. Sept. 22, 1771, Job Smith, b. 1745; d. Aug. 6, 

Job Smith was a soldier of the Revolution. He was captured by the British and con- 
fined in the old sugar- house prison in New York, from which he was released by the influence 
of friends, only to return home and die of disease contracted during his imprisonment. 
CHILDREN (Chart 22): 

1077. John Job Smith, b. Oct. 27, 1772; d. July 9, 1814; m. Phebe Jewell. 

1078. Mary Mitchell Smith, b. 1774; d. Jan. 24, 1779. 

377. Jacob Ogden (John 105 , John", Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), b. July 27, 
1754; d. Sept. 26, 1826; m. Mar. 3, 1781, Rachel Sandford, b. Oct. 22, 
1744; d. Jan. 2, 1818. 

Jacob Ogden377 was a farmer and resided at Barbadoes Neck, a locality near Bellville, 
N. J., when the latter was called Second River. He was a prominent member of Trinity 

€^c £>gDctt family 

Church, and business meetings were sometimes held at his home. Both he and wife are 
buried at Bellville. 

CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

1079. John Ogden, b. Jan. 13, 1782; d. Mar. 18, 1788. 

1080. William Ogden, b. Apr. 30, 1787; d. Sept. 9, 1821; m. No. 1081, Mary 


379. Mary Ogden (John 105 , John", Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 16, 
1760; d. ; m. Richard Townley. 

CHILD (Chart 8): 

1081. Mary Townley, b. Dec, 1790; d. Aug. 25, 1865; 1st m. No. 1080, William 

Ogden; 2d m. Isaac Porter. {See No. 1080.") 

381. Andrew Ogden (John 105 , John", Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 10, 
1767 ; d. Oct. 10, 1836; m. Dec. 9, 1788, Phebe Collard, b. Aug. 27, 1764; 
d. Oct. 28, 1847; dau. of Isaac Collard and Anne Spinning, his wife. 

Andrew Ogden38i wa s a native of Elizabethtown, N.J., and always resided there. 

The Collard family were of French Huguenot descent, having fled from France to St. 
Christopher and thence came to New York. Isaac Collard, the father of Phebe {Collard) 
Ogden, settled in Elizabethtown, and in 1759 m. Anne Spinning, a descendant of Hum- 
phrey Spinning, one of the Elizabethtown Associates. 
CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

1082. Abigail Ogden, b. Sept. 7, 1789; d. Dec. 22, 1876; m. William Rankin. 

1083. Isaac Ogden, b. Nov. 8, 1793; d. July n, 1813. 

1084. John Ogden, b. Feb. 29, 1796; d. June 23, 1851; m. Susan M. Ross. 

1085. Ann Jones Ogden, bap. Feb. 17, 1798; d. ; m. Sept. 7, 1825, Abraham 

Van Vleck. 

382. Nathaniel Ogden, Jr. (Nathaniel 106 , John 22 , Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), 
b. Dec. 15, 1756; d. circa 1799; m. Martha Anderson, b. circa 1759; 
d. ; dau. of John Anderson and Martha Graus, his wife. 

Nathaniel Ogden, Jr. 38?, was born and lived in New York City. He was a mason by 
trade, and owned property in Gold street and in Cedar street. He was an Episcopalian, 
and is said to have acted at one time as Chaplain in the Continental army. 

His wid. Martha {Anderson) Ogden afterward married a man named Birdsell. 
CHILDREN (Chart S) : 

1086. Hannah Ann Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Paul Johnson. 

1087. George Ogden, b. 1794; d. Jan. 29, 1859; m. Elizabeth Snowden. 

383. Sarah Ogden (Nathaniel 106 , John 22 , Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), b. June 5, 
1759; d. June 3, 1824; m. Capt. Abijah Harrison, b. Feb. 14, 1751; d. 
Feb. 26, 1846; son of Matthew Harrison and Martha Dodd, his wife. 

Both are buried at Orange, N. J. 


^>frtty feneration 

CHILDREN (Chart 24): 
108S. Matthew Harrison, b. 1777; d. 1869. 

1089. Moses Harrison, b. 1779; d. 1807. 

1090. Phebe Harrison, b. 1782; d. 1868. 

1091. Polly Harrison, b. 1785; d. 1868; m. Isaac Munn. 

1092. Rebecca Harrison, b. 1787; d. ; m. Abraham Randall. 

1093. Isaac A. Harrison, b. 1790; d. 1866; m. Joanna Ward, b. 1792; d. 18S2. 

1094. Abijah Harrison, Jr., b. 1792; d. 1S74. 

1095. Jeptha Harrison, b. 1796; d. ; m. Ann Thompson, b. 1S05; d. 1S84. 

1096. David Ogden Harrison, b. 1798; d. Dec. 10, 1838; m. Eliza , b. 

1S04; d. Jan. 7, 1829. 



397. Charlotte Thebaut Ogden (Lewis 132 , Uzal 45 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Jan. 4, 1772; d. Sept. 25, 1854; m. May 3, 1797, Charles 
Dominique Gobert, b. Dec. 4, 1767; d. Mar. 8,1830; son of Charles 
Didier Gobert and Marie Risa, his wife. 

They were married in Trinity Church, Newark, N. J., by Rev. Dr. Uzal Ogden. Mr. 
Gobert was from the Parish of "St. Nicholas in the Fields," near Versailles, France. He 
died at St. Augustine, Fla., and his wife at Trenton, N.J. 
CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

1097. Henry Gobert, b. 1798; d. infant. 

1098. Lewis Ogden Gobert, bap. June 18, 1804; d. . 

1099. Margaret Corinne Chlothilde Gobert, b. Jan. 5, 1811; d. July 3, 1875; m. 

Philemon Dickinson. 

1 100. Caroline Kemble Gobert, b. Dec. 9, 1812; d. Mar. 2, 1898; m. James Cort- 

landt Parker. 

398. Isaac Gouverneur Ogden (Lewis 132 , Uzal 45 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Feb. 10, 1778; d. July 3, 1853; 1st m. Sept. 20, 1803, Sarah 
Robinson Dayton, b. Jan. 9, 1781 ; d. Apr. 9, 1820; dau. of General Elias 

Dayton and Hannah , his wife; 2d m. Nov. 19, 1820, Margaret 

W. Dayton, b. Mar. 31, 1795; d. Oct. 8, 1840; dau. of John and Susan 
Dayton; 3dm. Dec. 8, 1841, Matilda M. Bibby, b. Sept. 18, 1793; d. July 
18, 1872; dau. of Thomas and Rebecca Bibby. 

CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 2) : 
noi. Elias Dayton Ogden, b. Sept. 27, 1804; d. Feb. 5, 1879; m. No. 1125, Matilda 
Maria Hammeken. 

1 102. Nicholas Gouverneur Ogden, b. May 24, 1806; d. Aug. n, 1857; m. Caroline 


1 103. Charlotte Ogden, b. Aug. 16, 1807; d. Oct. 12, 1807. 

1104. Mary Williamson Ogden, b. Oct. 31, 1808; d. July 9, 1882. 

1 105. Lewis Ogden, b. Sept. 13, 1810; d. at sea Oct. 13, 1842. 

1106. James Carra Williamson Ogden, b. Nov. 7, 1812; d. Feb. 21, 1864; m. 

Caroline Althea Langworthy. 

1107. Peter Kemble Ogden, b. Sept. 12, 1814; d. July 14, 1851; m. Magdalen 

Van Norden. 

1108. Isaac Gouverneur Ogden, Jr., b. Dec. 30, 1816; d. 1884; m. Elizabeth 

Catharine Williamson. 

1109. Sarah Margaret Ogden, b. Mar. 6, 1820; d. Jan. 5, 1837. 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 2): 
mo. Francis John Ogden, b. Aug. 25, 1821; d. Jan. 6, 1882; m. Anna Fitz Randolph 


$s>ctocntl) feneration 

i hi. Charlotte Eliza Ogden, b. Feb. 11, 1823; d. July 24, 1S42. 

1 1 12. Charles William Ogden, b. Dec. 30, 1824; d. Mar. 21, 1896; m. Mary 

Armitage Bacon. 

1 1 13. George Samuel Ogden, b. Oct. 14, 1826; d. 1856. 

1 1 14. Susan Jane Ogden, b. Sept. 15, 1828; d. . 

1 1 15. Maria Monroe Ogden, b. Dec. 19, 1830; d. Jan. 16, 1S31. 

1116. James Monroe Ogden, b. Dec. 11, 1S31; d. June 29, 1896; 1st m. Augusta 

Lamar; 2d m. Caro Clark Eastman. 

1 117. Margaret Gouverneur Ogden, b. Jan. 8, 1834; m. No. 1129, Frederick 

A. Southmayd. 

1 1 18. Frances Ann Ogden, b. Jan. 14, 1836; d. Mar. 2, 1S47. 

399. Elizabeth Ogden (Lewis 132 , Uzal 4S , David 9 , David 3 , John'), b. 
1781; d. ; m. June 10, 1805, George Hammeken. 

CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

1 1 19. George L. Hammeken, b. ; d. ; m. Mexia. 

1 120. Edward F. Hammeken, b. ; d. ; m. Annie Wheeler. 

1121. Louisa Hammeken, b. ; d. ; m. No. 1142, Samuel G. Ogden, Jr. 

(See No. 1142.) 

1122. Eliza Hammeken, b. 1812; d. ; m. circa 1830, John W. Kearney, b. Nov. 

11, 1777 ; d. Dec. 27, 1852 ; son of Philip Kearney and Susan Watts, his wife. 

1 123. Margaretta Hammeken, b. ; d. . 

1124. Caroline Hammeken, b. ; d. ; m. Charles M. Hill. 

1125. Matilda Maria Hammeken, b. June 25, 1816; d. Aug. 24, 1889; m. No. hoi, 

Elias Dayton Ogden. (See No. 1101.) 

1 1 26. Henrietta Hammeken, b. ; d. ; m. Louis C. Heyl. 

1 127. Nicholas Gouverneur Hammeken, b. ; d. ; m. . 

400. Mary Ogden (Lewis 132 , Uzal 45 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1786; 
d. Aug. 18, 1854; m. Oct. 1816, Samuel Dwight Southmayd, b. Jan. 7, 
1781 ; d. Oct. 2, 185 1 ; son of Partridge Samuel Southmayd and Mehitable 
Dwight, his wife. 

Samuel D. Southmayd was a merchant in New York City. 
CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

1128. Julia C. Southmayd, b. 1817; d. . 

1129. Frederick A. Southmayd, b. i8i9;d. Apr. 30, 1898; m. No. 1117, Margaret 

Gouverneur Ogden. (See No. 1 1 17.) 

1 130. Lewis Ogden Southmayd, b. 1821; m. Emily G. Tillotson. 

1131. Charles F. Southmayd, b. ; d. . 

1132. Margaret Gouverneur Southmayd, b. ; d. . 

1133. Emily F. Southmayd, b. ; d. . 

403. Margaret Johnston (Elizabeth Ogden 135 , Uzal 45 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Feb. 22, 1782; d. Apr. 21, 1848; m. Oct. 14, 1800, Elias Van 
Arsdale, SR.,b. Dec. 13, 1770; d. Mar. 19, 1846; son of Jacob Van Arsdale, 
and Sutphen, his wife, of Freehold, N. J. 

%\)t €)gDcu tfamilv 

CHILDREN (Chart 17): 

1 134. Elias Van Arsdale, Jr., b. Aug. 23, 1801; d. Jan. 27, 1S54. 

1135. William Van Arsdale, b. Sept. 30, 1802; d. May 22, 1885. 

1136. Robert Van Arsdale, b. Oct. 25, 1807; d. Dec. 25, 1873. 

1137. Jacob Van Arsdale, b. Sept. 3, 1815; d. Mar. 23, 1864. 

1138. Henry Van Arsdale, M.D., b. Sept. 6, 1819; d. Jan. 25, 1864; m. Dec. 11, 

1849, Hester Anne Wetmore, b. Oct. 5, 1826; d. Mar. 20, 1895; dau. of 
Charles Jeremiah and Augusta Wetmore. 

Dr. Henry Van Arsdale " 38 was a leading physician of Newark, N.J. 
They had 2 children. 

404. Charlotte Johnston (Elizabeth Ogden 135 , Uzal 4S , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. George W. Niven, of New York. 

CHILDREN (Chart 17): 

1 139. Robert Johnston Niven, b. ; d. . 

1 140. Eliza Niven, b. ; d. ; m. William Hageman. 

They had a dau. Eliza Hageman'" ' who m. Hon. Chauncey M. 
Depew, of New York. 

406. Samuel Gouverneur Ogden (Uzal 138 , Uzal 45 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Oct. 17, 1779; d. Apr. 5, i860; 1st m. June 16, 1803, by Rev. 
Uzal Ogden, D.D., Eliza Lewis, b. 1785; d. 1836; dau. of Francis Lewis; 
2d m. Sept. 2i, 1837, by Rev. Dr. Berrian, Trinity Ch., New York City, 
Julia Fairlie, b. 1808; d. Aug. 27, 1862; dau. of Major James Fairlie. 

"The Old Merchants of New York City" chronicles the following data: "There are 
many honored mercantile names among the citizens of different periods, but none stand 
higher than that of 'Ogden.' Of these Samuel Gouverneur Ogden stood among those in 
the front rank. He was one of the New Jersey Ogdens, whose father was a clergyman, of 

"He served the usual apprenticeship, or clerkship, in order to thoroughly understand 
the mercantile business, with the then (1795) great commercial firm of Gouverneur & 
Kemble, No. 94 Front street. Five years later, in 1800, Samuel G. Ogden went into business 
on his own account at 1 1 9 Pearl street. For some years he did an extensive shipping business, 
and owned several vessels, viz. the ' Empire, ' the ' Indostan, ' the ' Diana, ' and the ' Leander.' 

"About this time he married Miss Lewis, a daughter of Francis Lewis, and grand- 
• daughter of the celebrated Francis Lewis, the worthy old merchant who signed the Declara- 
tion of Independence." 

Mr. Ogden's vessels were armed with 15 guns each, as was the custom for protection 
from pirates. When his oldest son Samuel was born, the event was heralded by a salute of 
60 guns from his merchant ships. 

In 1806, General Miranda, a native of Caracas, S. A., having been many years in the 
service of Spain, conceived the idea of freeing his native country from the Spanish yoke, 
and after visiting Europe, came to the United States to enlist the sympathies of this govern- 
ment. He proceeded to Washington, but not gaining more than the sympathy of Pres. 
Jefferson and Mr. Madison, Sec'y of State, Gen. Miranda went to New York and succeeded 
in securing the help of Samuel Gouverneur Ogden, and his friend and associate. Col. 


^>cticntl) cscncratfon 

W. G. Smith, son-in-law of the elder John Adams. Mr. Ogden immediately fitted up the 
"Leander" with 18 guns and all other necessary military equipments at his own expense, 
and dispatched her in company with the "Bee" and "Bacchus," with an entire force of 
about 200 men. It is said that Col. Smith confided the secrecies of the expedition to Aaron 
Burr, who at once informed the Spanish minister at Washington. Fast sailing vessels were 
at once dispatched to Caracas, and the Spanish government readily ended the expedition 
in complete failure. Some of the men were imprisoned, others hung, and Gen. Miranda was 
himself captured and died in prison at Cadiz. Mr. Ogden suffered a financial loss of about 
$200,000, but rejoiced that he had struck the first blow for the freedom of South America. 
Bolivar, "the Deliverer," acknowledged this, and expressed a readiness to compensate Mr. 
Ogden for his heavy losses. Messrs. Ogden and Smith were both prosecuted by the Govern- 
ment for having fitted out an expedition against a power in amity with the United States. 
The trial in New York City was a highly interesting one. Thomas Addis Emmet, Cadwal- 
lader D. Colden, Joseph Ogden Hoffman, and Richard Harrison, were their counsel. The 
defendants were honorably acquitted. 

Mr. Ogden continued in business in New York with unimpaired credit. He lived at 
No. 9 Hudson street until 1S15, when he went to France and established himself in com- 
mercial business at Bordeaux, doing a large business, and forming many valuable commercial 
connections. In 1825 he returned to New York, and became agent for several large business 
houses in France. His residence was at 41 Warren street, where he entertained in magnifi- 
cent style. He died at his country home in Astoria, L. I., surrounded by his gentle wife, 
his children and grandchildren, in his 83d year. 

Julia Fairlie, 2d wife of Samuel Gouverneur Ogden4o6, wa s dau. of Major Fairlie, 
and gr. dau. of Chief Justice Robert Yates. The latter was born in Schenectady, N. Y., 
Jan. 27, 1738. He received a classical education in New York City, and studied law with 
Wm. Livingston, Esq. He settled in Albany and was known as "the honest lawyer." He 
issued several essays on the rights and liberties of his country. He was a member of the 
Provincial Congress, and chairman of committee on military organization. In 1777 he 
framed the first Constitution of New York state, and was that year made Judge of Supreme 
Court. He held intimate relations with John Jay, Benj. Franklin, Chancellor Livingston, 
Gen. Philip Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton. 

After the Revolutionary war Judge Yates was chosen with Gen. Hamilton and Chan- 
cellor Lansing to represent his state in the convention that framed the Constitution of the 
United States, and was a member of the state convention that ratified it. In 1790 he was 
appointed Chief Justice of New York. He twice ran for Governor, the second time receiv- 
ing a majority of votes, but was not seated because of inaccurate returns. He retired from 
the bench in 1798 by constitutional limit, having been its ornament and pride for 21 years. 
The legislature then appointed him commissioner to settle disputed land titles, which office 
he held till near his death, which occurred Sept. 9, 1801, finishing his remarkable career 
"full of years and full of honors." 

Major James Fairlie, father of Julia {Fairlie) Ogde* , was a distinguished soldier 
of the Revolutionary war. He entered the army in 1776 when only 19 years old, and from 
1778 was aide to Baron Steuben till the close of the war. Full of courage, but tender-hearted, 
he said his most painful duty was to obey Gen. Washington's order to be present at the 
execution of the unfortunate Major Andrei Count Pulaski, 'in writing to Benj. Franklin, 
said: "Speaking of the officers, there are some elegant young men among them, — Major 
Fairlie I would mention as one. He is quite young, only twenty-one, but for sagacity, 
wit, and knowledge of his profession, he has no superior: playful and satirical, or instructive, 
as he varies from one subject to another. I have taken much delight in his society, and think 
he has given me more instruction in pronouncing the English language than any other 
officer I have met with." 


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Major Fairlie distinguished himself in the battle of Monmouth, and remained with 
the army to the close of the war. He lived several years with Baron Steuben at his head- 
quarters at Fishkill, and afterward at his log palace (which he facetiously called "The 
Louvre") in Steuben Co., N.Y. He assisted in founding the Cincinnati Society and, in 1784, 
was its second Secretary. He married Maria Yates, dau. of Chief Justice Robert Yates of 
Albany. He was twice member of the Assembly, Presidential Elector, Alderman, and dele- 
gate to frame the new Constitution of New York in 1 8 2 1 . President Madison offered him the 
position of Adjutant General during the War of 1812, which he declined. Major Fairlie 
died at his home, 41 Cortlandt street, New York City, aged 73 years, and was buried with 
military honors, attended by the Cincinnati and the civic societies. 
CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 2): 

1 141. Charlotte Seton Ogden, b. Aug. 11, 1804; d. ; 1st m. Lewis Yates; 

2d m. Isidore Guillet. 

1142. Samuel Gouverneur Ogden, Jr., b. Nov. 6, 1805; d. 1877; m. No. 1121, Louisa 


1143. Eliza Lavinia Ogden, b. June 4, 1807; d. unm. 1830. 

1144. Morgan Lewis Ogden, b. Jan. 9, 1809; d. Dec. 23, 1876; m. Eliza Glendy 


1145. Louisa Willoughby Ogden, b. Oct. 6, 1810; d. 1876; m. William Turner. 

1146. Charles William Ogden, b. Dec. 1, 1S11; d. i860; 1st m. Amelia Shaler; 

2d m. Mary de Wees. 

1147. Gabriel Lewis Ogden, b. Feb. 11, 1814; d. at sea, Oct. 1, 1825. 

1148. Thomas Lewis Ogden, b. Sept. 19, 1816; d. 1827. 

1149. Matilda Gouverneur Ogden, b. May 22, 1817; d. Nov. 22, 1901; m. William 

A. Wellman. 

1150. Anna Cora Ogden, b. Bordeaux, France, Mar. 5, 1819; d. s. p. England, July 

28, 1870; 1st m. Oct. 6, 1834, James Mowatt, b. ; d. 1849; 2d m. 

June 7, 1854, William Fouche Ritchie, b. ; d. ; son of Thomas 


Anna Cora {Ogden, Mowatt) Ritchie was married before 16 years of 
age to James Mowatt, a cultured young lawyer of New York City, who 
took up residence in a fine old Revolutionary house at Flatbush, L. I., 
called "Melrose." After 7 years of ideal happiness, Mr. Mowatt's eye- 
sight began to fail, and he met with serious pecuniary losses. His wife 
having given early evidence of strong literary and dramatic talent, her 
devoted and heroic spirit prompted her to go on the stage for their mutual 
benefit. In 1841 she gave public readings, and her signal success led to 
preparation for dramatic effort. Her family strenuously objected to this, 
but her blameless life finally conquered their prejudices. She made her 
de~but at the Park Theatre as "Pauline" in "The Lady of Lyons." Her 
dramatic life developed her character and added new graces, and she gained 
laurels both at home and abroad. She wrote the play called "Fashion," 
which was performed with great success at the Park Theatre. Mr. Laurence 
Hutton gives Mrs. Mowatt the honor of having written the first American 
play. Mr. Mowatt died in London in 1849, an( i m obedience to his dying 
request, she wrote the "Autobiography of an Actress," in which her life 
story is charmingly told. 

In 1854, having spent eight years on the stage, she retired, and mar- 
ried Mr. William Fouche Ritchie, editor of the Richmond Inquirer. 
They made their home in a little vine-covered cottage in Richmond, Va., 



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where Mrs. Mowatt-Ritchie was surrounded by a large circle of cultured 
friends. She became Vice President and an active helper in the Mt. Vernon 
Association. In i860 Mrs. Ritchie accompanied an invalid sister to Paris, 
where her husband joined her a few months later. The Civil War caused 
Mr. Ritchie to return to Virginia in the interests of his business, but Mrs. 
Ritchie's impaired health forbade an ocean voyage. Despite ill health, she 
again took up her pen and contributed to the papers and magazines. She 
wrote three plays: "Fashion," "Armand," and "Gulzara." Among her 
stories were "Mimic Life," "Twin Roses," "Fairy-Fingers," "The Mute 
Singer, " and "The Clergyman's Wife." She also wrote numerous essays and 
short poems. Surrounded by loving friends in her little villa at Twickenham, 
near London, she died in 1870, and was buried at Kensal Green beside the 
husband of her youth, Mr. Mowatt. 

151. Emma Frances Ogden, b. Feb. 15, 1821; d. ; 1st m. Henry Mecke; 2d 

m. Dr. Levy S. Burridge. 

152. Mary Gouverneur Ogden, b. Oct. 6, 1822; d. Feb. 15, 1895; m. Cephas G. 


153. Gabriel Lewis Ogden, b. Nov. 1, 1826; d. Sept. 20, 1827. 

154. Julia Gabriella Ogden, b. June 7, 1829; d. Oct. 25, 1895; m. J. Kennedy 


CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 2): 

155. Emily Fairlie Ogden, b. Oct. 1, 1838; m. Alfred Nelson. 

156. Grace Priscilla Ogden, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 18, 1S40; m. July 7, 1875, 

Dr. Thomas Rainey, b. Yanceyville, N.C., Dec. 9, 1824; son of James 
Glen Rainey and Sophia Hendrick, his wife. 

Grace Priscilla Ogden ""s* belongs to the Colonial Dames, Daughters 
American Revolution, Daughters of Cincinnati, and has read several bio- 
graphical papers of merit before these societies. 

Dr. Thomas Rainey is of Scotch-English ancestry. He was the oldest 
of 1 5 children by James Glen Rainey and Sophia Hendricks, of Yancey- 
ville, N. C. He received his education in the Academy in Yanceyville, 
after which he went to Missouri and for a time engaged in school teaching. 
He became interested in scientific subjects, and gave his time for some 
years to lecturing along these lines in the Western States. 

In 1847 he published " Rainey's Improved Abacus," a treatise on 
arithmetic and geometry, by cancellation, which had an extensive sale. He 
also established the Ohio Teacher and later the Western Review. He 
took part in the "Association for the Advancement of Education" held 
at Northampton, Mass., in 1850, also in the "American Association for the 
Advancement of Science," held at New Haven the same year, and was its 
local Secretary. 

Entering politics, Dr. Rainey was a moving spirit in the Whig con- 
vention at Baltimore, that nominated General Scott for the presidency. 
He established the Cincinnati Daily Republican which became the first 
advocate for the organization of the Republican party. In 1853 his scientific 
friends urged him to go to South America, and had the U. S. Government 
appoint him Consul to Bolivia ; his nomination was confirmed by the Senate, 
but he resigned. His friend, Hon. Jas. C. Dobbin, Sec'y of the Navy, urged 
him to drop literature, politics, and science, and go into steam in Brazil. 
In June, 1854, he set sail for the Amazon, where he spent much time in 


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exploring the Para Valley. In 1855 he went to Rio de Janeiro, intending 
to make Brazil his future home, and this the Doctor always considered 
the great mistake of his life, "wasting" (as he termed it) "twenty 
years." He built and operated a fleet of steamers on the bay of Rio 
de Janeiro, which he controlled for some 14 years. Circumstances 
beyond his control, however, brought him financial loss and great disap- 
pointment, where success had seemed certain. 

In 1856, Pres. Buchanan appointed Dr. Rainey to the mission of 
Brazil, which he accepted, but complications arose, and he was given the 
mission to Portugal instead, which he declined. But while in Europe he 
was again appointed to Brazil, the Senate confirmed the appointment, and 
Pres. Buchanan urged him to accept it, but he resigned. 

The great financial crisis of 1857, together with the war clouds which 
began to dim the horizon, made investors wary, and brought business of 
all kinds to a stand. In the end Dr. Rainey, like many others, became 
the victim of other men less scrupulous. 

Early in 1874 he returned to New York, and in June of that year mar- 
ried Miss Grace Priscilla Ogden"5 6 . Soon after his marriage he undertook 
what proved to be his most unsuccessful venture, — that of building a bridge 
across the East River at Randall's Island. He spent many years and 
many thousands of dollars in the attempt to get the necessary legislation 
accomplished. The enterprise had warm friends, but it also had powerful 
opponents, and in the end the latter prevailed. 

Dr. Rainey, with his kindly disposition and genial manner, and his 
accomplished wife, now live a retired life in New York City. 

1 1 57. Florence Ogden, b. Mar. 7. 1849; d - Oct. 29, 1874; m. Charles Tighe Henry. 

1158. Virginia Ogden, b. Feb. 17, 1850. 

407. Alida Gouverneur Ogden (Uzal 138 , Uzal 45 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 

i78s(?); d. ; m. Mar. 3, 1828, Rev. Anson Rood, b. 1801; d. Nov. 

27. 1857. 

Rev. Anson Rood was born in Vermont. He took holy orders in the Prot. Epis. 
Church, and at once became Rector of the church in Danbury, Conn. He subsequently 
was Rector in Philadelphia, where he died. 

CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

1 1 59. Ogden N. Rood, b. Feb. 3, 1831; m. Mathilde Prunner. 

1160. Helen M. Rood, b. Mar. 29, 1832; d. Feb. 12, 1869; m. Prof. Eli Whitney 


1161. Margaret A. Rood, b. Sept. 28, 1834; d. Aug. 7, 1895; m. Rowland Hazard. 

1 162. Theodore Rood, b. 1838; d. aged 8 years. 

415. Charles C. Ogden (Charles 139 , Uzal 45 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), 

b. Jan. 4, 1789; d. Newark, N. J., ; m. Jan. 7, 1811, by Rev. Uzal 

Ogden, D.D., Anna Maria Wade, b. June 16, 1791 ; d. ; dau. of Capt. 

William Wade, of British Army, and Annie Dean, his wife, dau. of 
Richard Dean. 


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CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

163. Charles Hide Ogden, b. New York City, Sept. 10, 1812; bap. 2d Pres. Ch. t 

Newark, N.J., by Rev. Hooker Cummings, Apr. 11, 1813. 

164. Anna Maria Ogden, b. New York City, Apr. 26, 1815; bap. Dec. 17, 1815, by 

Rev. Hooker Cummings; m. Reuben Leggett. 

Children: Alida Leggett"'*^; Esther Griffin LEGGETT" 6 < b ; Anna 
Ogden Leggett" 6 -! . 

165. Robert Wade Ogden, b. Jan. 28, 1817; d. Mar. 24, 1878; m. Marie Antoinette 

424. Margaret Phillips Caldwell (Hannah Ogden 143 , John-* 6 , David", 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Jan. 23, 1764; d. Jan. 3, 1831; m. Dec. 2, 1787, Isaac 
Canfield, b. July 17, 1763; d. May 1, 1822; son of Abraham Canfield and 
Sarah Sealy, his wife. 

Margaret P. (Caldurll) Canfield4*4, oldest child of Rev. James and Hannah (Ogden) 
Caldwell, was about 16 years old when her mother was brutally killed by a British soldier 
at Connecticut Farms, a hamlet near Elizabethtown, N. J. She was educated at Miss 
Hedden's select school in Newark. She was a woman of devout piety, "a mother in Israel," 
and deeply loved and respected by all who knew her. (See portrait, p. 98.) 

Isaac Canfield, her husband, was of Morristown, N. J., and had been an active par- 
ticipant in the struggle for freedom, which ended but a short time before their marriage. 
He was a farmer and also kept a country store at the junction of the roads leading to Mor- 
ristown, Dover, Whippany and Parsippany, and since called Malapardis. He later was a 
merchant in Morristown, and was appointed Major of the Morris Squadron, holding the 
commission from Dec. 2, 1807, to Feb. 3, 1812. He is said to have introduced the Virginia 
crab-apple into Morris county. Both he and wife are buried at Morristown, N. J. All 
their children were born at Morris Plains, except the youngest, who was born at Morristown. 

CHILDREN (Chart 14): 

1166. James Caldwell Canfield, b. Jan. 14, 1790; d. Feb. 14, 1827; m. Jan. 20, 

1812, Betsy Vail, b. Jan. 7, 1794; d. Feb. 22, i860; dau. of Henry Vail. 
They had 3 children. 

1167. Eliza De Hart Canfield, b. Mar. 28, 1791; d. Feb. 3, 1866; m. Aug. 5, 1815, 

Francis Doremus, b. Aug. 21, 1787; d. Sept. 12, 1876; son of Thomas 
Doremus and Rachel Spear, his wife. 

They had 5 children. 
Mrs. Winthrop S. Gilman, a gr. dau., furnished the entire record of the 
family of Rev. James Caldwell and No. 142, Hannah Ogden, for this geneal- 
ogy, as well as portraits of their children. 

1168. Isaac Washington Canfield, b. Mar. 6, 1793; d. Jan. 3, i860; 1st m. Arney- 

town, N.J., Jan. 14, 1824, Eliza N. Lawrie, b. 1797; d. Dec. 25, 1825; 
2d m. New York City, Oct. 16, 1828, Deborah Wood. 

There was 1 child by 1st m. and were 4 children by 2d m. 

1169. Dayton I. Canfield, b. June 16, 1794; d. Oct. 22, 1853; 1st m. Feb. 19, 1821, 

Harriet Vail, b. Mar. 7, 1802; d. June 30, 1828; dau. of Stephen Vail 
and Bethiah Youngs, his wife; 2d m. July 16, 1833, Cornelia Charlotte 
(Welmore) Ebbets, b. July 23, 1797; d. Feb. 26, 1873; dau. of George 
Wetmore and Rachel Ogden, his wife. 


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Said Rachel Ogden, w. of George Wetmore, was not a descendant of 
John Ogden of Elizabethtown, N.J. Her ancestry has been traced to one 
Jonathan Ogden (d. 1753) and w. Wilmot of Westchester Co., N. Y. 

Dayton I. Canfield'^q was a member of the first board of trustees, 
St. Peter's Church, Morristown, N. J., and a warden in 1830. He was in 
business in Morristown, and resided many years at Morris Plains. 

There were 4 children by 1st m. and 3 by 2d m. 

1 1 70. Robert Finley Canfield, b. Feb. 22, 1796; d. Aug. 1858; m. New Orleans, 

La., Oct. 25, 181 7, Ruth Halsey Walton. 

He was made Collector of the Custom House for the port of New Orleans 
by President Andrew Jackson. 

They had 6 children. (Chart 14.) 

1171. Anna Losey Canfield, b. Jan. 19, 1798; d. s. p. Mar. 13, 1839; m. Springfield, 

111., Jan. n, 1838, Joseph L. Thayer, of Springfield, 111. 

1172. Sarah Ogden Canfield, b. Nov. 7, 1799; d. unm. Aug., 1826. 

1173. John Edwards Canfield, b. Jan. 12, 1802; d. Jacksonville, 111., Jan. 7, 1866; 

m. circa 1834, Susanne La Tourette, b. 1806; d. Apr. 6, 1846; dau. of 
Daniel La Tourette. 

They had 5 children. 

1 174. Hannah Maria Canfield, b. Nov. 1, 1803; d. Maysville, Ky., Feb. 28, 1839; 

m. New York City, Feb. n, 1836, Rev. Robert C. Grundy, of Kentucky. 
They had 1 child. 

1 175. Rev. Josiah Flynt Canfield, b. Morristown, N. J., Mar. 22, 1808; d. Ocean 

City, N.J., Dec. 31, 1894; 1st m. Mar. 31, 1835, Sarah Campion; 2d m. 
Apr. 13, 1841, Sarah Elizabeth Jackson; 3d m. Sept. 3, 1843, Abigail 

Rev. Josiah Flynt Canfield'"7s joined the New Jersey Conference 
of the Meth. Epis. Church, and after the Newark Conference was set off 
in 1856, he became a member of that body. He was a circuit rider for 
thirty years in the southern part of the state, having a great many charges. 
When he became superannuated, he removed to Springs Creek, near Curran, 
Sangamon Co., 111., where he purchased eighty acres of land for farming and 
the cultivation of small fruits. He introduced some of the best varieties 
of fruit from New Jersey, particularly strawberries. He was largely instru- 
mental in the introduction of the Early Rose potato, paying $48.00 per 
barrel for the seed, though he sold the increase at the market price of ordi- 
nary varieties, it ever being his desire to serve his fellow man. His last years 
were spent at Ocean City, N. J., and his remains were buried at Bargain- 
town, N. J. 
There was 1 child by each the 1st and 2d m. and 3 children by the 3d m. 

426. Hannah Caldwell (Hannah Ogden 142 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Sept. 20, 1767; d. Feb. 20, 1825; 1st m. 1790, James R. Smith, 
b. 1761; d. June 4, 1817; son of Robert Smith and Janet McNaught, his 
wife; 2dm. 1820, Dr. John Richardson Bayard Rodgers, son of Rev. 
John Rodgers and Elizabeth Bayard, his wife. (See portrait, p. 98.) 

James R. Smith was a prominent merchant of New York City. His residence was on 
Pearl street, then a fashionable quarter of the city, and afterward on Broadway. In 1820 
his widow became the second wife of Dr. John R. B. Rodgers, a graduate of the University 

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of Edinburgh in 17S5. He was a patriot, an eminent surgeon, and a professor in Columbia 
Medical College. His father was the founder of Presbyterianism in New York City. 
CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 14): 

1 1 76. Hannah Smith, b. •; d. ; m. New York City, Matthew St. Clair 

Clarke, of Washington, D. C. 

They had 3 children. 

1 1 77. Janet Smith, b. ; d. ; m. New York City, Rev. John X. Clarke, 

of "Washington, D. C. 

He was a brother of her sister's husb. 
They had 1 child. 

117S. James Caldwell Robertson Smith, b. ; d. ; m. Julia Halsev, b. 

Feb. 19, 1810; d. Feb. 10, 1872; dau. of Judge William Halsey and Julia 
Hedden, his wife, of Newark. N. J. 

They had 3 children. 
1179. Elizabeth Caldwell Smith, b. Mar. 28, 1808; d. Jacksonville, 111., May 22, 
1876; m. May 13, 1828, Governor Joseph Duncan of 111., b. Feb. 22, 
1794; d. Jan. 15, 1844; son of Major Joseph Duncan and Ann McLaughlin, 
his wife. 

Elizabeth Caldwell Smith*"™ was educated in New York, and spent 
much time with her sister Mrs. Clarke in Washington. Here she met Mr. 
Duncan, then a member of Congress from 111. and who had won renown 
as a general in the war of 1812. They first lived in Kaskaskia, an old French 
settlement on the Miss, river, and the first capital of 111. They soon, however, 
removed to Jacksonville, where General Duncan continued to represent 
his state in Congress until 1834, when he was chosen Governor. He held 
the office four years, discharging its duties with fidelity to the state and 
honor to himself. 

They had 10 children, only 3 of which grew to maturity. 

427. John Edwards Caldwell (Hannah Ogden 142 , John 46 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Elizabethtown, N. J., Feb. 2, 1769; d. New York City, 

Mar. 9, 1819; 1st m. 1801, Louise ; 2d m. 1806, Hannah (Ker) 

Van Wyck, b. ; d. Fishkill, N.Y., Jan. 24, 1858, in 90th year; dau. 

of Rev. Nathan Ker and wid. of Theodoras Van Wyck. 

After his father's death, John Edwards Caldwell4*7 was by his guardian, Elias 
Boudinot, placed under the care of Rev. Dr. McWhorter of Newark, N.J. The Marquis de 
Lafayette, out of his great regard for the father, solicited and obtained permission to adopt 
and educate him, and upon his return to France in 1782 took his young charge with him 
as one of the family. He returned to America in 1791, and settled in Philadelphia where 
his guardian Mr. Boudinot was living. Here in 1801 he married his first wife, Louise, who 
died within a year, leaving an infant daughter. On June 25, 1 801, he was appointed con- 
sular agent of the U. S. for the city of San Domingo, and other parts of the West Indies. 
He afterward removed to New York City, and in 1809 renounced Popery, which he had 
embraced in France, and became a member of the Cedar street Presbyterian Church of New 
York, being made an Elder in 1811. His name was connected with almost every good object 
of the day. He was one of the most active and influential founders of the American Bible 
Society, and until his death its General Agent. In 1816 he gave to this society $10,000. 
In Mar. 181 6 he founded the Christian Herald, the first five volumes of which he edited 
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and published at New York. He died greatly lamented at his home in New York City, 
Mar. 9, 1819. (See portrait, p. 98.) 

His second wife, Hannah (Ker, Van Wyck) Caldwell, was the dau. of Rev. Nathan 
Ker, for many years pastor of the Pres. Ch. at Goshen, N. Y., where he died in 1804. She 
bore him no children, but tenderly reared her step-dau. Louise Caldwell. 

Theodorus Van Wyck was son of Theodorus Van Wyck and Altje (Adeline) Brinker- 
hoff, his wife. His gr. father and gt. gr. father were also named Theodorus. 
CHILD — First Marriage (Chart 15): 

1 1 80. Louise Caldwell, b. Phila., Pa., 1801; d. Fishkill, N. Y., Apr. 26, 1837; m. 

1823, Rev. William S. Heyer; b. 1799; d. Jan. 16, 1866, aged 67 yrs. 

Rev. William S. Heyer was late of Newburg, N. Y., but had just 

prior to his marriage been installed pastor of the Dutch Ref. Ch. at Fishkill. 

Here their married life was spent. After the death of his wife Louise he 

married Anna M. Freeman, b. Feb. 1798; d. s. p. Newburg, May 11, 1881. 

They had 6 children. 

Miss Ellen Heyer, their third child, is now (1902) living in Newburg, 
N. Y., and has many interesting relics of the Caldwell family, among them 
being a watch given her gr. father John Edwards Caldwell-**? by the Mar- 
chioness de Lafayette, as a parting token when he left his foster parents 
in France to return to his native country to live. 

428. James Baxter Caldwell, Esq. (Hannah Ogden 142 , John" 6 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Elizabethtown, N. J., Jan. 8, 1771; d. Woodbury, 
N.J., Feb. 12, 1826; 1st m. Henrietta Gill; 2d m. Nancy Bevan, of 

He was a talented lawyer, and took up his residence in Woodbury, N. J., where he was 
for many years an honored Judge of Gloucester Co. (See portrait, p. 98.) 
CHILD — First Marriage (Chart 15): 

1 181. James Caldwell, b. ; d. ; m. Achsa E. Ward. 

They lived and died in Woodbury, N. J. 

CHILD — Second Marriage (Chart 15): 

1182. Anna Caldwell, b. ; d. unm. Philadelphia, 1896. 

429. Esther Flynt Caldwell (Hannah Ogden 142 , John" 6 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct, 26, 1772; d. Sept. 1844; m. May 16, 1798, Rev. 
Robert Finley, b. 1772 ; d. ; son of James Finley. 

Rev. Robert Finley was of Scotch ancestry. His father, James Finley, came from 
Glasgow to Princeton, N. J., in 1763, at the invitation of Dr. Witherspoon, a personal 
friend. Here Robert was born in 1772. He studied under Dr. Ashbel Green, and graduated 
from Princeton in 1788, at the age of 16. He taught school for several years in Charleston, 
S. C. and then decided to study for the ministry. Soon after receiving license to preach, he 
received a call from the Presbyterian Church at Basking Ridge, N. J., and this was his only 
charge. In 1817 he received a call to the presidency of Athens College, Georgia. He 
accepted the call, though at great cost in comfort and convenience to himself and family ; a 
two weeks' voyage from New York to Savannah, and then a 200-mile drive over rough roads, 

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taking fifteen days mpre. But they found kind people to welcome them, and gradually 
made a new home. The climate, together with the arduous labors in bringing the affairs 
of the college from a low ebb to a prosperous condition, proved too much for him, and his 
illness resulted in his death near the close of the year, dying Nov. 3, 1817. 

After his death, the trustees volunteered to educate his eldest son James, free of charge. 
They also gave Mrs. Finley two valuable tracts of land in Athens. She died in Lebanon, 111., 
in Sept., 1844, at the home of one of her children. (Sec portrait, p. 98.) 
CHILDREN (Chart 15): 

1183. Mary Ogden Finley, d. Apr. 13, 1799; d. Newark, N. J., 1863; m. New York 

City, 181 7, John R. Davison. 

John R. Davison was a wholesale merchant in New York City, and an 
Elder in the Old Brick Church (Dr. Spring's). He afterward removed to 
Newark with his family, and for many years was an Elder in Dr. Craven's 
church there. 

They had 16 children. 

1184. Helen Smith Finley, b. Dec. n, 1800; d. Athens, Ga., Aug. 6, 1874; m. Aug. 9, 

1820, Prof. James Camak. 

They had 5 children. 

1185. James Caldwell Finley, b. Oct. 10, 1802; d. Aug. 1885; m. Feb. 24, 1831, 

Margaret G. Smith, b. July 2, 1809; d. Aug. 1881. 
They had 8 children. 
11S6. Robert Smith Finley, b. May 9, 1804; d. July, i860; m. Julia Robbins, of 

(No children mentioned.) 

1187. Rev. Josiah Caldwell Finley, b. Nov. 28, 1805; d. Africa, circa 1839. 

He was unmarried, and a missionary to Africa, where he was killed and 
eaten by cannibals. 

1188. Anna Morford Finley, b. Feb. 15, 1807; d. unm. Lebanon, 111., Sept., 1844. 

1189. John Caldwell Finley, b. July 12, 1809; d. Pine Grove, La., Nov. 13, 1835; 

m. Eliza Fox. 

They had 1 child. 

1190. Susan Bradford Finley, b. July 7, 1812; d. Jacksonville, 111., June 6, 1866; 

m. Jan. 1, 1835, Hon. William Brown, b. ; d. Jacksonville, 111., May 6, 


They had 10 children. 

1191. Hannah Smith Finley, b. Dec. 6, 1813; d. Jan. 4, 1892; m. Jan. 5, 1847, George 

McKinley, of Champaigne, 111. 

They had 4 children. 

430. Josiah Flynt Caldwell (Hannah Ogden 142 , John 40 , David , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Elizabethtown, N.J., Aug. 23, 1774; d. Washington, 

D. C.,Nov. 15, 1859; m. Nov. 27, 1815, Margaret H. Magruder, b. ; 

d. Mar. 7, 1878 ; dau. of Philip Magruder and Margaret Taylor, his wife. 

At the time his parents were brutally slain by the British soldiery, Josiah Flynt Cald- 
WELL430 was adopted by General Benj. Lincoln of Revolutionary fame, and sent to school 
at Hingham, Mass., the old home of the General. For some reason, not now plain, he was 
afterward bound as an apprentice to a hatter in Boston. The hatter's trade not proving 
to his liking, he ran away and for many years followed the sea. During the wars of Emperor 
Napoleon, Josiah Flynt Caldwell43o, a s captain of his vessel, narrowly escaped capture 

C^e €>gticn famtlt 

a number of times from both French and English vessels. He afterward settled in Alex- 
andria, Va. At the close of the war of 1812 he became financially embarrassed, gave up all 
he possessed to his creditors, and secured a clerkship under the government, which he held 
for more than thirty years, dying at the ripe old age of 85, respected by all who knew him. 
(See portrait, p. 98.) 

CHILDREN (Chart 15): 

1 192. Elizabeth W. Caldwell, b. Sept. 19, 1816; d. May 6, 1817. 

1193. Hannah Maria Caldwell, b. Apr. 8, 1818; d. Fonda, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1874; 

m. July, 1844, Stephen Sammons, of Fonda, N. Y. 
They had 7 children. 

1 194. Elizabeth Boyd Caldwell, b. Aug. 21, 1819; d. mm, Washington, D. C, Dec. 

15, 1862. 

1195. Margaret Magruder Caldwell, b. Aug. 5, 1821; d. Aug. 16, 1853; m. July 12, 

1855, Thomas Robinson Rodgers, of New York City. 

1196. Lafayette Caldwell, b. Aug. 12, 1823; d. Apr. 5, 1882; m. Nov. 2, 1853, 

Frances C. Babin, of Baton Rouge, La. 

He was educated at West Point, and fought in the Confederate army. 
They had 4 children. 

1197. Elias Clarke Caldwell, b. Feb. 10, 1825; d. Washington, D.C., June 28, 1893; 

m. Sept. 5, 1S61, Mary L. Taylor. 

They had 2 children. 

1 198. John Calhoun Caldwell, b. July 26, 1826; d. Aug. 18, 1826. 

1199. John Francis Caldwell, b. Nov. 18, 1827; living (1896); m. New Orleans, La., 

Jan. 1, 1862, Fanny McNairy, of Nashville, Tenn. 

He lives at Dallas, Texas, and also served in the Confederate army. 
They had 5 children. 

1200. Emily Beale Caldwell, b. July 29, 1829; d. Sept. 1829. 

1201. Esther Finley Caldwell, b. Dec. 5, 1831; d. July, 1832. 

431. Elias Boudinot Caldwell, Esq. (Hannah Ogden 142 , John 46 , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Apr. 3, 1776; d. May 30, 1825; 1st m. Eliza- 
beth Boyd, of Georgetown, D. C. ; 2d m. Ann Lingan. 

The "Sayer Genealogy" says of him: "He was adopted by Elias Boudinot. He was 
a graduate of Princeton College, studied law with Hon. Elias Boudinot, and inherited his 
fine law library. He was appointed clerk of the Supreme Court at Washington in 1800, 
and held the office till his death, May 30, 1825. There is a fine portrait of him in the court 
room there." (See portrait, p. 98.) 

CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 15): 

1202. Anna Maria Caldwell, b. ; d. ; m. Samuel Hamilton, a Maryland 

planter. (No children mentioned.) 

1203. Harriet Caldwell, b. ; d. ; m. Hon. Robert Wright, of Bladens- 

burgh, Va. They had 5 children. 

1204. Elias Boudinot Caldwell, Jr., b. ; d. . 

CHILD — Second Marriage (Chart 15): 

1205. John Edwards Caldwell, b. ; d. Pass Christian, Miss., Aug. 19, 1869, 

aged 54 years; m. Iberville Parish, La., Feb. 12, 1851, Mary Louise Lloyd. 
They had 3 children. 

^ebentl) feneration 

432. Sarah Caldwell (Hannah Ogden ,4J , John" 6 , David', David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Springfield, N. J., June 12, 1778; d. Somerville, N.J., Aug. 25, 
1826; m. New York City, Apr. 22, 1800, Rev. John Schureman Vreden- 
burgh, b. New Brunswick, N. J., Mar. 30, 1776; d. Somerville, N. J., Oct. 4, 
1 82 1 ; son of Peter Vredenburgh and Margarita Schureman, his wife. 

Rev. John Schureman Vredenburgh was many years pastor of the Dutch Reformed 
Church at Somerville, N. J. All of their eleven children were born there, but were baptized 
at Raritan, N.J. 

All the daughters of the family were gifted women, the most of them noteworthy, and 
carried out the spirit of the Caldwell motto: "Niti Facere Experiri" (endeavor, perform, 
prove) . 

CHILDREN (Chart 15): 

1206. Hannah Smith Vredenburgh, b.Jan. 24, 1801; d. Dec. 4, 1833; m. Nov. 17, 1824, 

Rev. Dr. Joseph Atkinson Painter, b. 1799; d. 1873. 

Hannah S. (Vredenburgh) Painter was a sweet-spirited and amiable 
woman, acceptably filling the arduous position of a pastor's wife. She died 
at the early age of 32 years, when her fourth child, Anna Smith Painter, 
was three weeks old. 

The latter was adopted by Mrs. Painter's sister, Mrs. Woodward, of 
Elizabeth, N.J. She was b. Nov. 17, 1833; d. Memphis, Tenn., May 5, 1862; 
m. in aunt Harriet Woodward's home, May 20, 1857, to Col. A. B. Coffey, 
of Tennessee. They had 2 children, who died infants. Mrs. Coffey died at 
Memphis, while the city was being bombarded by the Federal gunboats. Col. 
Coffey was in the Confederate army, and was killed Apr. 15, 1865, in a 
skirmish with Stoneman's Cavalry, at Statesville, N. C. 

The Rev. Dr. Painter was a Presbyterian minister. He was first settled 
at Minsport, Pa., second at Newbury, Pa., and finally at Kittanning, Pa. 
They had 4 children. 

1207. Margaret Schureman Vredenburgh, b. Sept. 21, 1802; d. Elizabethtown, N.J., 

Jan. 14, 1849; m - Elizabethtown, Reuben Van Pelt, b. June 20, 1803; d. 
Elizabeth, N. J., Dec. 19, 1879. 

Margaret S. (Vredenburgh) Van Pelt was a model Christian wife and 
mother, and was greatly beloved by the entire community. 

Reuben Van Pelt was an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, of 
Elizabethtown, N.J. 

They had 7 children. 

After the death of his first wife, Reuben Van Pelt married her youngest 
sister, No. 12 16, Katherine Veghte Vredenburgh, then the widow of Rev. 
Jonathan P. Alward, and by whom she bore no children. 

1208. Maria Caldwell Vredenburgh, b. June 21, 1804; d. unm. Mar. 19, 1829. 

1209. Peter Vredenburgh, b. Dec. 12, 1805; d. Jan. 3, 1817. 

1210. Harriet Van Wyck Vredenburgh, b. Aug. 14, 1807; d. s. p. Elizabeth, N.J., 

July 1, 1876; m. Matthew W. Woodward, M.D., of Elizabeth, b. ; d. 

Feb. 7, 1883, aged 76 years. 

Dr. and Mrs. Woodward resided at Elizabeth, N. J., and had no children 
of their own, but adopted and educated two nieces, Anna Smith Painter'*" 6 '' 
and Margaret Montgomery"'*', both of whom had been left motherless. 
They were given a fine education, and both developed into lovely woman- 
hood, well sustaining the characteristics of the Caldwell family. 


C^e €)gt)en fatuity 

Anna Vredenburgh, b. Mar. 26, 1809; d. Apr. 25, 1829. 

Elizabeth Nevius Vredenburgh, b. Dec. 22, 1810; d. Futteguhr, India, June 
13, 1857; m. Rev. John Edgar Freeman. She was his second wife. 

They went as missionaries to India, where in 1857 they were massacred 
in the Sepoy mutiny at Futteguhr (or Cawnpore). A beautiful monument 
was erected by the British Government over their graves and those of 
six other missionaries and their children at Cawnpore, who perished at that 


time. It stands in the city, and every vehicle that passes it slackens its 
pace to a walk, every band of music stops playing, and every person in pass- 
ing bares his head. 

It is worthy of mention that Elizabeth (Vredenburgh) Freeman's"" 
grandfather, father, and husband, were all clergymen. Her grandfather, 
the Rev. James Caldwell, pastor of the First Pres. Church of Elizabethtown, 
N. J., and an ardent patriot and chaplain of the Revolutionary War, was 
known as "the soldier's parson." His house and church were burned by the 

Kfocntl) eventration 

Tories, and himself was shot and killed at Elizabethtown Point. His wife, 
Hannah (Ogden) Caldwell'*", who had taken refuge at Connecticut Farms 
(now Union, N. J.), was shot by a British soldier while praying witli her 
children. This tragic history ended with the shooting of Mrs. Freeman 
and her devoted husband by the Sepoys. 

1213. Helen Wyckoff Vredenburgh, b. July 6, 1812; d. unm. Somerville, N.J., Dec. 

29, 1849. 

1214. Sarah Van Neste Vredenburgh, b. May 13, 1815; d. Mar. 12, 1849; lst m - 

Daniel Strawbridge Montgomery ; 2d m. John L. Watson. 
There was 1 child by 1st m. 

1215. Rev. John Finley Vredenburgh, b. Nov. 12, 1817; d. July 19, 1844 or 1845. 

He was a missionary, and died at Batavia, Java. 

1216. Katherine Veghte Vredenburgh, b. Sept. 1, 1819; d. Boston, Oct. 3, 1886; 

1st m. Rev. Jonathan Pennington Alward, b. ; d. s. p. Africa; 2d 

m. Reuben Van Pelt, her brother-in-law. 

They went as missionaries to Africa, where Rev. Alward died, leaving 
no children. After his death his wife returned to America and lived several 
years in Elizabeth, N. J., where she married Reuben Van Pelt, husband to 
her deceased sister No. 1207, Margaret S. (Vredenburgh) Van Pelt. 
There were 4 children by 2d m. 

433. Maria Caldwell (Hannah Ogden 142 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Connecticut Farms, N.J., Sept. 29, 1779; d. New York City, 
Apr. 5, 1852; m. New Brunswick, N. J., Oct. 22, 1804, Robert S. Robert- 
son, b. ; d. Apr. 26, 1866. 

Upon the death of her parents, Maria Caldwell433 was adopted by Mrs. Garret Noel 
of Elizabethtown, N. J., a steadfast friend of the Caldwell family. Her married life was 
mostly spent in New York City, where her husband was a merchant, senior member of the 
firm of "Robertson & Kelso." Mr. Robertson failed in business in 1823, and secured 
employment in the New York Custom House, a position he held for many years. They 
attended the Scotch Presbyterian Church, where Mr. Robertson's father was a Deacon, 
but it is believed they were member^of old Cedar Street Church. 

Mrs. Noel's only daughter Eleanor married Rev. Walter Monteith, and being early 
made a widow, and her mother being dead, she came to live with Mrs. Robertson433, in whose 
home she was a welcome and beloved member of the family till her death in 1831, thus 
repaying the noble debt of gratitude. (See portrait, p. 98.) 

CHILDREN (Chart 15): 

1217. Alexander Robertson, M.D., b. Aug. 1, 1805; d. St. Thomas, Nov. 8, 1835; 

1st m. Feb. 17, 1830, Henrietta Heyer, b. ; d. s. p. Oct. 30, 1830; 

2d m. Dec. 20, 1833, Harriet Gilbert, b. ; d. within year after 

marriage ; dau. of Clinton Gilbert. 

Alexander Robertson 131 ? was a physician, and, becoming broken in 
health, he visited the island of St. Thomas to recuperate, but died there. 
There was 1 child by 2d m. 
12 18. Rev. Noel Robertson, b. New York City, Feb. 10, 1807; d. unm. Manayunk, 
Pa., Oct. 22, 1835 

He was pastor of a small church in North Carolina. He was affianced 
to a Miss Heyer of New York, and died on his appointed wedding day. Miss 
Heyer afterward married Dr. Forsyth, for many years Chaplain and pro- 
fessor at West Point. 


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1219. John Robertson, b. Sept. 13, 1809; d. Sept. 28, 1810. 

1220. Helen Robertson, b. New York, Dec. 20, 1811; d. New York, May 11, 1870; 

m. Oct. 16, 1834, Dr. William N. Blakeman, b. ; d. Aug. 10, 1890. 

Dr. Blakeman was a physician, and he and wife were active members 
of the Mercer Street Church, and afterwards of the Brick Church, New York 

Mrs. Blakeman'"" seemed to have inherited the deeply religious char- 
acter of her gr. father, and was noted for her sweetness of character and 
her good works. 

They had 6 children. 

1221. Rev. William H. C. Robertson, b. New York City, Jan. n, 1816; d. Niagara 

Falls, Aug. 4, 1873; ist m - A P r - I 3- l8 53' Mary Mildenstein; 2d m. Mrs. 
Caroline {Street) Macklem, of Niagara Falls, N. Y. 
There were 2 children by ist m. 

1222. Mary Louisa Robertson, b. New York City, Dec. 8, 1819; d. New York, Nov. 

12, 1845; m - O ct - l6 ' I 844, Rufus Park, of New York City. 

Rufus Park was of the 8th Gen. of his line of ancestry. The preced- 
ing generations being — Rufus7; Elijah 6 ; Thomass; Thomas4; Thomas, Jr.3; 
Dea. Thomas *; Robert Parke 1 . 

They had 1 child. 

436. Hannah Caldwell Ogden (John 144 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Dec. 27, 1777; d. Sept. 26, 1831; ist m. Lewis Ward; 2d m. 
Nov. 1803, Silas Mudge, son of Jarvis Mudge and Prudence Treat, his 
wife, of Sharon, Conn. 

Silas Mudge was a soldier of the War of 1812. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 26): 

1223. Rhoda Ward, b. July 4, 1796; d. Nov. 7, 1S46; m. Jeremiah Taylor. 

1224. John Lewis Ward, b. Feb. 24, 1799; d. Dec. 26, 1885; m. Sept. 24, 1823, Eliza 


1225. Elizabeth Ogden Ward, b. Apr. 11, 180*1; d. May 18, 1877; m. 1825, Jeremiah 

Butler, b. Apr. 14, 1800; d. Oct. 1, 1865. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 26): 

1226. Henry Mudge, b. Oct. 28, 1804; d. Aug. 31, 1831; m. Apr. 25, 1827, Elizabeth 

Hoe, dau. of Richard March Hoe (1812-1886), inventor of printing-press. 

1227. Charles Caldwell Mudge, b. Sept. 26, 1806; d. Sept. 22, 1883; m. June 5, 

1833, Ann Mary Hoe, b. Sept. 10, 1808; d. Jan. 28, 1884; dau. of Rich- 
ard March Hoe, inventor of printing-press. 

437. David Sayer Ogden (John 144 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), 

b. Apr. 23, 1780; d. ; ist m. Oct. 15, 1814, Ann Cheetham, b. 1792; 

d. Apr. 19, 1817, in 26th year of her age, of New York; 2d m. sister of 
first wife ; 3d m. Roxana Murphy. 

CHILD — Probably Third Marriage (Chart 8): 

1228. John Ogden, b. Jan. 3, 1830; d. Apr. 6, 1869; m. Julia A. Willard. 


^cijcntl) defeneration 

438. James Caldwell Ogden (John 144 , John 46 , David", David 3 , 

John 1 ), b. May 10, 1782; d. Dec. 6, 1838; m. Charlotte Roberts, 

b. June 12, 1787; d. Feb. 15, 1852. 

They resided near Newark, N. J., and are buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, N. J. 
CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

1229. Aaron Sidney Ogden, b. Dec. 17, 1S10; d. Apr. 5, 1868; m. Elizabeth Stewart. 

(No record of children.) 

1230. Lucinda Roberts Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Franklin V. Pitney. 

They moved to Chicago, 111., and are deceased. Had at least two chil- 
dren: Lucy PiTNEY"*3oa ; Frederick PiTNEY"3<> h . 

1231. Horace Pierson Ogden, b. Jan. 27, 1814; d. unm. Newark, N.J., May 13, 

1837. Interred Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, N. J., as are many others of the 

1232. James Camp Ogden, b. Aug. 19, 1818; d. May 1, 1855; m. Phebe Kitchell. 

1233. Sarah Jane Ogden, b. May 5, 1821; d. unm. Sept. 5, 1866. 

1234. Moses Roberts Ogden, b. Aug. 6, 1824; d. unm. June 28, 1847. 

439. Betsy Ogden (John 144 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. May 21, 
1784; d. Jan. 2, 1851; m. Dec. 30, 1804, Aaron Nichols, b. June 29, 
1781; d. Sept. 4, 1857. 

Aaron Nichols was a man of means and strict integrity, and one in whom the people 
placed great confidence. Newark, N. J., records contain his appointment as guardian of 
several minor children. He was beloved and trusted by all who knew him. 
CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

1235. Horace Hinsdale Nichols, b. Dec. 26, 1806; d. Jan. 16, 1881; 1st m. May 27, 

1835, Martha Ann Hays, b. Apr. 16, 1812; d. May 23, 1845; 2d m. June 
7, 1848, Mary Carter, b. May 4, 1810; d. Mar. 4, 1898. 

Child — first marriage: Amelia Frances Nichols-'35\ m. Robert 
Smith Carter. 

1236. William Tenant Nichols, b. Dec. 9, 1808; d. Oct. 8, 1835; m. Harriet 


Children: Elizabeth Nichols '^(j 3 ; William Henry Nichols 1 ^ 1 '. 

1237. David Sayer Nichols, b. May 29, 181 1; d. Mar. 9, 1812. 

1238. Sayres Ogden Nichols, b. Feb. 15, 1813; d. unm. May 23, 1839. 

In his will, dated Apr. 19, 1839, he gives his beloved father, Aaron Nichols, 
land in Missouri, and a building lot in Newark, N. J.; also bank stock. 

1239. Elizabeth R. Nichols, b. June 21, 1815; d. unm. Sept. 21, 1830. 

1240. Ann Augusta Nichols, b. June 27, 1817; d. July 6, 1893; m. Aug. 4. 1841, 

Richard Hall. 

(No mention of children.) 

1241. Julia N. Nichols, b. May 3, 1820. (No further mention.) 

1242. Joseph Ogden Nichols, b. Sept. 15, 1822; d. ; m. June 4. 1846, Eliza A. 

Coriell. (No further mention.) 

1243. Sarah H. Nichols, b. May 7, 1825; d. July 29, 1892; m. Sept. 17, 1845. Oliver 

Searing, b. ; d. July 24, 1882. 

(No mention of children.) 

1244. Edward Payson Nichols, b. Nov. 23, 1827; d. ; m. Nov. 9, 1854, Mary 

E. Clark. (No further mention.) 

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440. Sarah Ogden (John 144 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. May 
10, 1786; d. Sept. 21, 1821; m. Apr. 30, 1806, Horace Seymour Hins- 
dale, b. Oct. 7, 1782; d. June 1, 1858. 

CHILDREN (Chart 26): 

1245. Henry Butler Hinsdale, b. New York City, Feb. 9, 1807; d. Feb. 15, 1889; 

1st m. Mar. 9, 1831, Laura Hurlburt Clark, b. June 7, 1806; d. Sept. 17, 
1835; dau. of Samuel Clark and Laura Graham, his wife; 2d m. May 29, 1839, 
Mary Anne Hatch, b. Nov. 11, 1818; d. Nov. 9, 1892. 

Children — first marriage: Henrietta Graham HiNSDALE"4s a , b. Feb. 
23, 1832; d. same day; Robert Graham HiNSDALE"45 b , b. Nov. 2, 1833; 
d. Jan. 9, 1889. 

Children — second marriage: Anna W. Hinsdaleu45 c , Henry Butler 
Hinsdale, jR.'24s d ; Sarah Ogden HiNSDALEi=45 e ; Catharine H. Hins- 
DALE"45 f ; Frederick W. Hinsdalei^ss; Horace G. Hinsdale 1 ^ 11 ; Mary 


1246. Martha Hinsdale, b. Oct. 19, 1809; d. Oct. 26, 1842; m. June 7, 1831, Henry 

Butler, b. Jan. 17, 1806; d. Nov. 14, 1892. 

Children: Cortland Palmer Butler"46>; Horace Hinsdale Butler 
1246!), d. y. ; Horace Hinsdale Butler'^'; Emma Ogden Butler"46<* 
Rev. Henry Seymour Butleri^c. 

1247. Julia Hinsdale, b. Dec. n, 1812; d. Aug. 22, 1881; m. Daniel Butler. 

Children: William Seymour BuTLER"47 a ; Elizabeth Butleri^ 

1248. William Lewis Hinsdale, b. Dec. 23, 1816; d. Oct. 26, 1900; m. Isabella P 

Courtney, b. ; d. Feb. 24, 1892. 

Children: William Courtney Hinsdalei^s*; Charles Graham Hins 
DALE"48 b ; Maria Louise Hinsdale^s^. 

1249. Elizabeth Hinsdale, b. Nov. 27, 1821; d. Nov. 25, 1890. 

447. Capt. David Ogden (Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Elizabethtown, N. J., Apr. 30, 1770; d. Binghamton, N. Y., July 11, 

1835; m. Polly Quigley, b. Elizabethtown, Dec. 10, 1773, d. 

Binghamton, Apr. 10, 1848. 

"Capt. David Ogden447 came to Genoa [Cayuga Co., N. Y.] from Nanticoke, near 
Binghamton, in 1797. His wife came on horseback, carrying an infant in her arms. For 
nearly 40 years he was the 'middleman' of this section, dealing largely in grain, stock, pork 
and beef. For many years he was largely engaged in merchandise. After the completion 
of the Erie Canal (an enterprise which he promoted with money and influence) he was 
actively interested in boating; he was also the owner of 300 acres of land and was conse- 
quently a large farmer. In addition to this he at one time kept a public house, and was 
postmaster for many years. Many branches of his business were conducted under unfavor- 
able circumstances; the country was new; the channels of trade were unformed, — the 
principal markets (Quebec, New York and Baltimore) were not only distant, but difficult 
of access. Railroads were unknown, the Erie Canal was not completed until 1825, and 
postal communication was slow and uncertain. Travel required much time and was often 
attended with danger. Under these circumstances business like his, so extensive and varied, 
demanded great executive ability and indomitable energy; qualities which he possessed 
in a remarkable degree. The town of Genoa owes much to the active life and public spirit 
of Capt. David Ogden." 


^>eoentl) feneration 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

1250. Isaac Ogden, b. Feb. 15, 1791; d. y. (?) 

1251. Maria Ogden, b. June 13, 1753; d. y. (?) 

1252. Anna Ogden, b. May 6, 1795; d. y. (?) 

1253. Rhoda Ann Ogden, b. Apr. 13, 1797; d. Aug. 4, 1881; m. Henry Bradley. 

1254. Clarissa H. Ogden, b. Sept. 6, 1799; d. Sept. 22, 1850; m. Ansel Chadwick, 


1255. David Baker Ogden, b. Mar. 13, 1802; d. July 27, 1888; 1st m. Harriet Allen; 

2d m. Eliza R. Goodwin. 

1256. Elias Ogden, b. Mar. 22, 1804; d. y. 

1257. Elias H. Ogden, b. Oct. 27, 1805; d. Mar. 3, i860; m. Sarah Lawrence. 

Child: George Ogden"57\ (Nothing further known.) 

1258. Morgan L. Ogden, b. Mar. 17, 1808; d. y. 

1259. John S. Ogden, b. July 2, 1810; d. y. 

1260. Anna Maria Ogden, b. May 19, 1813; d. Apr. 9, 1893; m. Dennison R. 

Pearl, M.D. 

448. Ezekiel Ogden (Joseph 1 -", John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 

Elizabethtown, N. J., 1772; d. June 26, 1824; m. Abigail Brandt, 

b. June 12, 1775; d. Aug. 29, i860. 

He removed with family to Northville, Cayuga Co., N. Y., when about 10 yrs. of age, 
and died there. All his children were b. in Northville, N. Y. 
CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

1261. Jonathan Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Children: Charles Ogden-^'»; Mordecai OGDEN"6' h . (No further 

1262. Joseph Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Sarah Howell. (No further record.) 

1263. Phebe Ogden, b. Dec. 9, 1794; d. June 10, 1872; 1st m. William Ross; 2d m. 

Isaac Chase. 

1264. Mordecai Ogden, b. May 26, 1798; d. Feb. 1, 1847; m. Johanna Edmonston. 

1265. Mary Ogden, b. ; d. Ohio ; m. Benjamin Brown. (No other 


1266. Anna Ogden, b. Nov. 29, 1803; d. Dec. 8, 1885; m. Peter L. Van Hoesen. 

1267. Ezekiel Ogden, Jr., b. July 9, 1808; d. ; m. Mary Catharine Wheeler. 

1268. Maria Ogden, b. Mar. 10, 1811; d. Aug. 25, 1886; m. Abraham C. Voorhees. 

1269. Darius Adams Ogden, b. Aug. 14, 1813; d. May 4. 1889; m. Judith Anna 


1270. Louisa Ogden, b. June 30, 1819; d. ; m. William Tillotson. 

1 27 1. Rhoda Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. David C. Case. (No further record.) 

449. Jonathan Ogden (Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 5 , David 3 , John"), b. 
Elizabethtown, N. J., Nov. 14, 1783; d. Jan. 20, 1867; 1st m. Mar. 1, 1806, 
Anistatia Gray, b. Mar. 3, 1786; d. July 10, 1819; dau. of Arthur Gray 
and Mary Reading, his wife; 2d m. 1821, Esther (Woodbridge) Bradley, 
b. ; d. Jan. 31, 1865 ; dau. of and wid. of a Mr. Bradley. 

Jonathan Ogden449 was ten years old when his parents removed from Elizabethtown, 
N. J., to Binghamton, N. Y. He always remembered the journey, as his duty was to drive 
the cow nearly the whole distance. 

C^e £>gt)eu family 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 2): 

1272. Theodosia Ogden, b. May 15, 1807; d. Nov. 26, 1840; m. Cornelius Van 


1273. William Ogden, b. -; d. ; m. Angeline Abbott. 

1274. [John Barker Ogden, b. Mar. 26, 1811; d. Apr. 28, 1892; 1st m. Lydia Gil- 
-j man; 2d m. Mary Orcutt. 

1275. [Joseph Barker Ogden, b. twin, Mar. 26, 1811; d. y. 

1276. [Emily Ogden, b. Sept. 22, 1813; d. ; m. George Gilbert Lay. 

i277.\Mary Ogden, b. twin, Sept. 22, 1813; d. s. p. Apr. 20, 1895; m. Elizabeth, 
N. J., May 8, 1861, Rev. Martin D. Kellogg, b. June 3, 1800; d. May 18, 

Mary (Ogden) Kellogg'*77 was deeply interested in her family history, 
and took unflagging interest in tracing her ancestry back to Good Old John 
Ogden of Elizabethtown, N. J. She labored under the disadvantage of poor 
eyesight, and finally became blind. However, she continued her correspond- 
ence and searches and dictated many letters, keeping up the work to the end 
of her life. Her last letters were written in the effort to know definitely the 
link back of her grandfather No. 147, Joseph Ogden. She had been misled 
by the first Ogden chart, prepared by Francis Barber Ogden, some years ago, 
who had her grandfather grouped with the children of No. 87, David Ogden 
and Hannah Woodruff. This was found to be incorrect, and other children 
assigned to David having been proved to belong to No. 46, John Ogden and 
Hannah Sayer, Joseph was naturally placed with them. He without doubt 
belongs to the Ogdens of Elizabethtown, and the evidence at hand makes 
him the youngest child of No. 46, Judge John Ogden. 

Mary (Ogden) Kellogg"*77 was an estimable Christian woman. Amid 
her great afflictions and deprivations, her sufferings and loss of sight but 
developed her womanly virtues, and she patiently and faithfully pursued 
her duties to the end, having been an inspiration and benediction to all who 
knew her. 

1278. Catharine Ogden, b. July 8, 1815; d. Nov. 7, 1892; m. William Wallace 


1279. Pamelia Waterman Ogden, b. Aug. n, 1817; d. unm. Mar. 4, 1841. 

1280. Jonathan Ogden, Jr., b. June 28, 1819; d. Nov. 1849; m - Millicent Ann 


CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 2): 

1281. Henry Bradley Ogden, b. Nov. 30, 1822; d. May 13, 1886; m. Caroline E. 


1282. Isaac Gray Ogden, b. Nov. 23, 1824; m. Emeline Elizabeth Huntington. 

1283. Aaron Ogden, b. Nov. 27, 1827; m. Louisa Leonard. 

450. Rhoda Ogden (Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 
25, 1785; d. Mar. 16, 1848; m. Mar. 3, 1802, Selah Squires, b. Aug. 9, 
1780; d. Sept. 27, 1873. 

CHILDREN (Chart 26): 

1284. Maria Ogden Squires, b. Dec. 27, 1804; d. May 24, 1888; m. Hazard Lewis. 

1285. Charles P. Squires, b. Apr. 10, 1806; d. July 10, 1850; m. Irenia Sanders. 

1286. Whiting Squires, b. 1808; d. Mar. 30, 1869; m. Sarah Jane Tone. 


^>cbentl) (feneration 

1287. Humphrey Belding Squires, b. Feb. 10, 1810; d. Jan. 20, 1S71; m. Abigail 


1288. Caroline Julia Squires, b. Nov. 23, 1815; m. Jan. 3, 183S, Samuel C. Tarball. 

(No mention of children.) 

1289. William Squires, b. Apr. 26, 1818; d. unm. Jan. 3, 1842. 

1290. Theodore Squires, b. Oct. 11, 1820; d. Apr. 16, 1881; m. Dora E. Wilcox. 

1291. Adaline Squires, b. May 21, 1823; m. Orrin Wilcox. 

451. Phebe Ogden (Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , John'), b. 
Dec. 18, 1787; d. Oct. 2, i860; m. Oct. 16, 1810, John Abbott Barker, 
b. Sept. 6, 1787; d. May 22, 1858. 

CHILDREN (Chart 26): 

1292. Elias Barker, b. June 25, 1811; d. Mar. 4, 1S24. 

1293. Caroline Barker, b. Apr. 17, 1S13; d. ; m. Oct. 11, 1837, Holmes Buel 

Carter, b. ; d. June 11, 1862. 

Child: Eliza Carter""*, b. Aug. 28, 1838. 

1294. Mary Barker, b. May 8, 1815; d. June 2, 1882; m. July 2, 1835, Sayles J. 


Children: Ann Jennett Bowbn"?* 1 , d. y.; Harriet Baker Bowenum 1 ', 
d. y. 

1295. Harriet Barker, b. Oct. 22, 181S; m. Oct. 5, 1841, Amariah Underhill. 

(No further record.) 

1296. f Charles Barker, b. May 12, 1821; m. Aug. 29, 1859, Maria C. Shepard. 

Children: John Shepard Barker")' 1 ; Charles Albert Barkers*; 
Jane Wheeler Barker""9' c . 

1297. I Jane Barker, b. twin, May 12, 182 1; d. Jan. 5, 1894; m. Dec. 26, 1850, Cyrenus 

Wheeler, Jr. 

Children: Charles B. Wheeler"" 3 ; Allen Mosher Wheeler"" 1 '; 
Thirza Jane Wheeler"" . 

1298. George Barker, b. Nov. 6, 1823; m. Oct. 13, 1857, Achsah Elizabeth Glisan. 

Child: Mary E. Barker"s>s». 

1299. John Barker, b. Oct. 10, 1825; d. Feb. 23, 1892; m. Dec. 21, 1853, Mary E. 


Children: Clarissa P. Barker"" 3 ; Jennie W. Barker"" 1 '. 

1300. (Phebe Barker, b. Dec. 29, 1829. (No further record.) 

1301. I Julia Barker, b. twin, Dec. 29, 1829. (No further record.) 

452. Polly Ogden (Joseph 147 , John 46 , David", David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. ; d. ; m. Anthony Squires. 

CHILD (Chart 26) : 

1302. Mary Pamelia Squires, b. Dec. 21, 1811; d. Apr. 4, 1843; m - Robert B. 


453. Joseph Ogden, Jr. (Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , John'), 
b. Oct. 23, 1 791; d. Mar. 23, 1852; m. Mar. 12, 181 2, Mary Van Name, 
b. July 22, 1793; d. June 4, 1864. 


C^e £)gtien tfamilp 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

1303. William Ogden, b. Sept. 22, 1813; d. June 21, 1893; m. Maria Smith. 

1304. Charles Ogden, b. Oct. 2, 1815; d. ; m. Louisa Victoria Nash. 

1305. Joshua Ogden, b. Aug. 27, 1817; d. June 10, 1849; m - Helen Wallace Smith 

1306. Polly Ogden, b. Oct. 18, 1819; d. Aug. 18, 1850; m. Luther Crocker. 

Children: David Crocker"3°6»; Alma CR0CKERi3»6b; Henrietta 
Crocker»3°6 c . 

1307. David Ogden, b. Mar. 25, 1821; d. 1823. 

1308. Ambrose Ogden, b. Dec. 8, 1823; d. Sept. 18, 1888; m. Harriet Dyer. 

1309. Catharine Ogden, b. Nov. 18, 1825. 

1310. Silas W. Ogden, b. Oct. 8, 1826. 

1311. Rhoda Ogden, b. Apr. 29, 1829. 

456. Anna Ogden (Jacob 152 , David 47 , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Jan. 
10, 1775; d. June 20, 1825; m. Nov. 28, 1795, Judge William Wetmore, b. 
Sept. 16, 1771; d. Oct. 9, 1827. 

After the death of Anna (Ogden) Wetmore, Judge Wetmore married her sister. No. 
457, Jerusha Ogden, by whom he had no children. 

Judge William Wetmore was born in Middletown, Conn., and died in Ohio. The 
"Wetmore Genealogy" says of him: "Judge William Wetmore, together with his sons Wil- 
liam and Henry, had a flouring-mill and saw-mill, also a distillery in that part of Cuyahoga 
village lying in the town of Stow. He was much respected in northern Ohio, and like his 
brother Seth was very conscientious, never pursuing the wrong when he knew the right. 
Upon reading Rev. George B. Cheever's tract entitled 'The Deacon's Distillery' he at once 
turned his distillery into a sheep pen. He is said to have been the first settler of Stow, O. " 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

1312. William Ogden Wetmore, b. Sept. 5, 1796; d. Jan. 12, 1852; m. Betsy 


1313. Edwin Wetmore, b. Sept. 25, 1798; d. Dec. 25, 1872; 1st m. Polly Wetmore; 

2d m. Polly Bell. 

1314. Henry Wetmore, b. Feb. 10. 1801; d. Jan. 10, 1892; m. Eliza B. Price. 

1315. Clarissa Wetmore, b. Mar. 18, 1804; d. Apr. 25, 1864; m. Cyrus Prentiss. 

1316. Jacob Ogden Wetmore, b. Jan. 29, 1807; d. June 8, 1841; m. May 22, 1833, 

Julia Newbury. 

(No record of children.) 

1317. Harriet Wetmore, b. Feb. 1.7, 1816; d. Sept. 27, 1823. 

(For a more complete record of the Wetmore Family, see "Wetmore Genealogy.") 

463. Rev. David Longworth Ogden (Jacob 152 , David 47 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 6, 1792; d. Oct. 31, 1863; m. Jan. 14, 1824, Sarah 

Amanda Judson, b. ; d. June 24, 1890; dau. of Daniel Judson and 

Sarah Piatt, his wife. 

"The Salisbury Memorial" says of David Longworth Ogden-»63, "at the age of six- 
teen he united with the First Church of New Haven. In early youth he evinced a fondness 
for books, and, after a preparatory course in Hopkin's Grammar School, entered Yale in 
1810. Was graduated with honor: spent four years in the study of theology, at Andover 


No. 47; 

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and New Haven, and in 1821 was ordained and installed pastor of the church in Southing- 
ton, Conn., where he labored with marked success for fifteen years. In 1836 he removed 
to Whitesboro, N, Y., where he was highly esteemed. Was a corporate member of the 
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and a member of the corporation 
of Hamilton College. He next had pastoral care of a church in Marlboro', Mass., which he 
resigned in 1850, and returned to New Haven, giving up public life to pass the remainder 
of his days in the bosom of his family. He was a frequent contributor to the Christian 
Spectator and to the New Englander, and was the author of a volume of 'Discourses on 
Baptism and Close Communion.'" 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

1318. Catharine Amanda Ogden, bap. Oct. 9, 1825; d. Nov. 27, 1834. 

1319. Julia Elizabeth Ogden, bap. June 3, 1827; d. unm. Nov. 13, 1896. 

1320. Abigail Ogden, bap. June 30, 1830; living at Westville, Conn., a suburb of 

New Haven, unm. and the last representative of her father's family. 

1321. Sarah Judson Ogden, bap. July 7, 1833; d. Aug. 10, 1834. 

1322. Rev. David Judson Ogden, b. Dec. 24, 1837; d. unm. Nov. 7, 1891. 

His last ministerial charge was at Easton, Conn. He had visited his 
home in New Haven for a few days' rest, and was to have exchanged pulpits 
with a Bridgeport pastor, when he was taken suddenly ill on the preceding 
Saturday, and expired. He was buried in Grove St. Cemetery, New Haven. 

A New Haven paper pays the following tribute to his worth: "Mr. 
Ogden was both gifted as a preacher and devoted to his parish work. His 
remarkable social nature and vivacious conversational powers won him 
many friends, and his generous disposition and untiring acts of kindness for 
others made those friendships lasting." 

473. Catharine Ogden (Isaac 174 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. ; d. before 1823; m. Major Andrews, of the British Army. 

She was probably born in Newark, N. J., and after her father, Judge Isaac Ogden 
affiliated with the Royalists during the Revolutionary War, and was compelled to find refuge 
in Canada, Catharine473 doubtless accompanied the family, and passed through its vicis- 
situdes there and in England. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

1323. Sarah Andrews, b. ; d. ; m. Toller. 


Mary Andrews, b. ; d. ; m. Campbell. 

Catharine Andrews, b. ; d. Malta, 1838 ; m. Taylor. 

Frances Andrews, b. ; d. ; m. Hardy. 

Henry Andrews, b. ; d. ; m. Susan Auldjo. 

475. David Ogden, Esq. (Isaac 174 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John'), 
b. after 1772; d. before 1823; m. July 15, 1815, Ann Richardson, b. 1797 ; 
d. 1880; dau. of the Hon. John Richardson and Sarah Ann Grant, his wife, 
of Montreal, Canada. 

David Ogden, Esq. 47s was a leading lawyer of Montreal. His marriage is thus recorded 
in Christ Church, Montreal: "1815 July 15, David Ogden, Esq of Montreal, Advocate- 
son of Hon. Isaac Ogden, one of His Majesty's Justices of the Court of Kings Bench of the 

CIjc £>gt»en family 

District of Montreal, and Sarah Hanson his wife, and Ann Richardson of same place, 
spinster, a minor aged 18 years, daughter of Hon. John Richardson, member of His Majesty's 
Executive Council for Province of Lower Canada, and of Sarah Ann Grant, his wife, were 
married by license of me. j Mormtain, Minister. 

"In the presence of John Forsyth, Esq. merchant and John McGarrish, merchant." 
Christ Church, Montreal, has a tablet to the memory of Hon. John Richardson, born 
at Portney, North Britain, 1755; died at Montreal, May 18, 183 1; also a memorial window 
to him and his wife, Sarah Ann Grant. 

Thomas Brown Anderson, Esq., of Montreal, brings for registration his marriage con- 
tract with Mrs. Ann Richardson, widow of late David Ogdem75, advocate, stipulating 
exclusion of community and of dower continuous, in lieu of which he endows her with £2000 
as dower prefix, and other advantages. Date, Dec. n, 1827. 
CHILD (Chart 3): 

1328. Ann Euretta Ogden, b. Sept. 15, 1817; d. May 31, 1837. 

476. Henry Ogden (Isaac 174 , David 30 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 
June 12, 1782; d. New York, Dec. 12, 1858; m. 1822, No. 1386, Mary 
Hammond Seton, b. 1799; d. Nov. 23, 1855 ; dau. of James Seton and No. 
483, Mary Gillon Hoffman, his wife. 

Henry Ogden476 wa s b. in the U. S., but spent the most of his life in Canada, where 
his father Judge Isaac Ogden took up residence after becoming a Royalist and leaving 
Newark, N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

1329. William Seton Ogden, b. ; d. 1871; m. circa 1852, Mary Dryer. 

1330. Mary Seton Ogden, b. ; d. . 

1331. Harriet Evans Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Chase. 

(No mention of children.) 

1332. Henry Ogden, Jr., b. circa 1831; d. New York, circa Sept., 1901. 

1333. Emma Seton Ogden, b. ; d. . 

477. Capt. Isaac G. Ogden (Isaac 174 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), 

b. Oct. 3, 1783; d. Jan. 19, 1868; m. Elizabeth Walker, b. ; d. 

Nov. 12, 1859. 

He was a man of intelligence, mental equipment and executive ability, and one of the 
foremost men of his time. He was Captain of His Majesty's 56th Reg't, and for forty years 
Sheriff of Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada. He was probably born in New York City, as 
his father, Judge Isaac Ogden' v-t, a Royalist, fled to England at the evacuation of the British, 
Nov. 25, 1783. The family took up residence in Canada in 1788, where Judge Isaac's family 
were reared. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3) : 

1334. Ann Ogden, b. 1821; d. 1867; m. Edward M. Hopkins. 

1335. William P. Ogden, b. ; d. 1841. 

1336. Henry Ogden, b. 1825; d. . 

1337. Isaac Lowe Evans Ogden, M.D., b. Jan. 5, 1826; d. May 31, 1875. 

1338. Charles Kinnis Ogden, b. Feb. 11, 1828; d. Jan. 18, 1902; m. Rosina Meyer. 

1339. Peter McGarrish Ogden, b. Aug. 27, 1829; d. May 7, 183 1. 


^cbcntl) Generation 

1340. Elizabeth Ogden, b. June 30, 1S31; d. July, 1864; m. Edward Wilgress. 

1341. John Jones Ogden, Esq., b. June 18, 1833; d. Feb. 12, 1859. 

He was an advocate of Montreal, Canada. 

1342. David Anderson Ogden, b. Jan. 13, 1839; d. Jan. 13, 1889; 1st m. No. 2623, 

Edith Warburton; 2d m. Emily Saunders. 

478. Harriet Lawrence Ogden (Isaac 174 , David s °, Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. 1788; d. Nov. 27, 1858; m. General Thomas Evans, b. Mar., 
1778; d. Feb., 1863; son of Richard Evans. 

She was born about the time her father, Judge Isaac Ogden' »4, was appointed Judge 
of the Admiralty at Quebec in 1788, at which time her father left England. 

A tablet in St. James Church at Three Rivers, Canada, is thus inscribed: 
"Sacred to the memory of 
Harriet Lawrence Ogden 
beloved wife of Gen. Thomas Evans C. B. 

who departed this life on the 

27th Nov. 185S in the 71st year of her age 

to the great grief of her sorrowing 

husband & bereaved children & truly 

regretted by her many relatives & 


CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

1343. Harriet Elizabeth Evans, b. Mar. 31, 1S11; d. Mar. 14, 1895; m. Major 

H. W. Egerton Warburton. 

1344. Mary Ogden Evans, b. Nov. 14, 1S12; d. ; m. Major John Sutton, 

b. ; d. 1S92. 

1345. Catharine Maria Evans, b. Aug. 12, 1814; d. June, 1884; m. Rt. Rev. Bishop 


1346. Julia Anne Elizabeth Evans, b. 1817; d. 1S27. 

1347. James Evans, b. ; d. y. 

1348. Thomas Owen Evans, b. Aug. 2, 1819; d. 1842. 

1349. Charlotte Richardson Evans, b. Mar. 10, 1822; d. y. 

1350. Charles Richard Evans, b. Mar. 4, 1824; d. Apr. 1890; m. 1858, Sarah 

Evans; b. ; d. 1891. 

1351. Gordon Henry James Evans, b. Oct. 21, 1825; d. 1887; m. 1S55, Lucy Govett. 

1352. Emily Ann C. Evans, b. Mar. 19, 1828; d. 1868; m. 1857, Adam Crooks. 

Child: Lawrence Ogden Crooks^s"", b. 1858; d. 1893. 

1353. Richard John Evans, b. Feb. 18, 1830; d. -; m. Louise Caroline Angelo. 

479. Hon. Charles Richard Ogden (Isaac 174 , David 5 °, Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 6, 1791 ; d. Feb. 1866; 1st m. Mary Aston Coffin, 
b. 1804; d. July 10, 1827; dau. of Gen. John Coffin; 2d m. by license Aug. 10, 
1829, Susan Clarke, dau. of Isaac Winslow Clarke and Jane Desmond, 
his wife. 

Charles Richard Ogden's«o father, Judge Isaac Ogden"74, having united with the 
Royalist party during the Revolution, and for that reason being required to abandon his 
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property in Newark, N. J., and flee to England in 1783, all his family became subjects of 
Great Britain. After the close of the war, he was appointed Judge of the Admiralty at 
Quebec by King George III. in 1788, and at once proceeded to his seat of office. 

His son, Charles Richard Ogden47<>, was born in Quebec, Canada, Feb. 6, 1791, and 
was educated by the Rev. Mr. Doty of Three Rivers, and Mr. Shakel of Montreal, where 
he studied law. In 1812 he was called to the bar and began his practice at Three Rivers. 
Subsequently he returned to Montreal and formed a partnership with Mr. Buchanan of that 
city. The firm became eminent and enjoyed a large and lucrative practice. In 1815, he 
was elected member of Assembly for the town of Three Rivers, and continued to represent 
that constituency for seven successive Parliaments, and until advised by Lord Aylmer 
that, in the opinion of the Colonial Office, "it would be better that the public officers of 
the Province should exercise 'a cautious abstinence' from the great political questions of 
the day." Upon this hint, Mr. Ogden, being H. M. Attorney-General, resigned his seat in 
the Assembly and retired from political life, as he supposed, for ever. 

The following facts are gleaned from a biographical sketch of his life published in a 
Quebec newspaper. "In 1815 he had received a silk gown from Sir Gordon Drummond, 
and in 181 8, the Duke of Richmond had appointed him to act as H. M. Attorney-General 
for the District of Three Rivers. In 1823, Lord Dalhousie, in very flattering terms, recom- 
mended him for the office of Solicitor-General, and His Majesty was pleased to confer that 
office upon him, accordingly. In 1833, he was appointed Attorney-General for Lower 
Canada by King William IV. and was reappointed to that office by Queen Victoria on her 
accession to the throne. From the date of his appointment, until the year 1837, Mr. Ogden 
resided in Quebec; but in that year the breaking out of the rebellion made it his duty to 
proceed to Montreal, where he continued to reside until the union of the Provinces in 1841. 
In 1838 the Constitution of Lower Canada was suspended by Act of the Imperial Parlia- 
ment, and the special Council for the affairs of that Province was created. As Attorney- 
General, and as a leading member of that Council, Mr. Ogden, who had in the meantime 
declined to accept the office of Chief Justice of the district of Montreal, offered him by the 
Earl of Durham, bore necessarily a large part in conducting the Government of the country, 
under Sir John Colborne (afterwards Lord Seaton), the Earl of Durham and Mr. Poulett 
Thomson, afterwards Lord Sydenham, and in the measures and proceedings necessary to 
bring into operation the Act for the Union of the Canadas, and to carry out its provisions, 
and he officially countersigned the proclamation by which the two Provinces were made one 
on Feb. 10, 1841, the first anniversary of Her Majesty's wedding day. The opinions held 
at the Colonial Office had by this time undergone a remarkable change, and instead of being 
enjoined a 'cautious abstinence' from politics, Mr. Ogden was informed by Lord Sydenham, 
that he was expected to take a most active part in them, to obtain a seat in the Legislative 
Assembly, and to form part of the Canadian Ministry; that his emoluments were to be 
reduced, and that he would have to reside at Kingston, the new seat of Government; and 
he was possibly not without a presentiment that his tenure of office might depend on the 
will of a parliamentary majority. These were not the terms upon which he had accepted 
office; they were hard, and he remonstrated against them; but he was told that H. M. 
Government held this change to be necessary to the success of the policy they had adopted, 
and he submitted, and was again returned by his old friends the electors of Three Rivers. 
He and his colleagues conducted the Government through the first session of the Parlia- 
ment of United Canada, and brought that session to a successful close, introducing and 
carrying many important and useful measures. The untimely death of Lord Sydenham 
turned the administration of the Government upon Sir Richard Jackson, the Commander 
of H. M. Forces, from whom, after having made all the arrangements necessary for carrying 
out the legislation of the session, Mr. Ogden obtained leave of absence for six months, sub- 
sequently extended to a year, in order to make the voyage to Europe for the recovery of 

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his health, which had suffered severely from the great labors and anxiety to which he had 
for several years been subjected. On his return, before his leave of absence had expired, 
he found that, during that absence, he and the ministry of which he formed part had been 
removed from office by Sir Charles Bagot, and that Mr. Lafontaine and his friends held the 
reins of Government. He remonstrated, represented that he had accepted the appointment 
of Attorney-General when the tenure of that office was virtually during good behavior, 
and claimed redress, but in vain. Sir Charles sent a message to the Legislative Assembly, 
recommending him for a super-annuation allowance of £625 per annum; but no motion 
was made to refer the message to the Committee of Supply, until the day next before that 
fixed for the prorogation, when it was met by an amendment that it should be considered 
in the next session, which, according to parliamentary usage, it could not be; and it was 
never renewed. Mr. Ogden felt that as a public man his connection with the Province was 
at an end. He retired to England and appealed to the Imperial Government, but was told 
that his claim was against that of Canada. His services were fully acknowledged and he 
was offered several colonial appointments of more or less value, which he declined; but 
having been in most flattering manner called to the English Bar, he eventually accepted 
the Attorney-Generalship of the Isle of Man, and was afterwards, upon the passing of the 
new Probate Act in 1857, appointed to the office of District Registrar at Liverpool, and held 
both these appointments to the time of his decease. 

"As a public officer Mr. Ogden performed his duties, often of the most arduous and 
trying nature, ably, fearlessly and impartially; and that he fulfilled them to the satisfaction 
of his Sovereign and her advisers is manifest from the important offices successively con- 
ferred on him, and the high trust reposed in him and never disappointed. In the conduct 
of cases before the courts of criminal jurisdiction he was singularly successful, and this 
mainly because, while he was earnest in enforcing the law, he never forgot that justice should 
be administered in mercy. As a member of the Assembly of Lower Canada he was bold and 
uncompromising in his advocacy of what he believed to be the right, speaking plainly what 
he thought in the face of overwhelming majorities, respected and even liked by his bitterest 
political opponent for his manliness and honesty, his frankness and good temper. On the 
dark and troublesome days and deplorable events between 1837 and 1841, and Mr. Ogden's 
relations to them, it is unnecessary to comment here; a quarter of a century has since passed 
away, and we may leave them to the historian; he had a most difficult and painful duty to 
perform, and we believe few could or would have performed it better. Whatever differences 
of opinion may have existed as to the policy which he was called upon to carry out, one thing 
at least is beyond a doubt — in the readjustment of affairs after the storm was passed, he 
exerted himself strenuously to secure just rights to all classes of Her Majesty's subjects. 

"In private life Mr. Ogden was an amiable and estimable man, of a genial and fun-loving 
temperament, fond of frolic and happy at a joke. Kind and liberal to all under him or about 
him, and never forgetting a friend or a service rendered, he had that power most essential 
to a public man, and possessed most remarkably by the greatest, of distinguishing those 
able to do good service and attaching them firmly and affectionately to him. 

"He died as he had lived, a sincere and pious member of the Church of England, in 
which he had been brought up from his infancy, and to which he was most firmly attached." 

Mary Aston {Coffin) Ogden, first wife of Charles Richard Ogden47o, and dau. of Gen. 
John Coffin, was an estimable woman. It is said her ancestors in Boston were the ones to 
whom the cargo of tea was consigned that started the Revolutionary war. 

Susan (Clarke) Ogden, the second wife, was eldest dau. of Isaac Winslow Clarke, 
Deputy Commissary General at Montreal, and a niece of Lord Lyndhurst. 
CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 3): 

1354. Charles John Ogden, b. June 19, 1826; d. y. 

1355. Henry Aston Coffin Ogden, b. July 18, 1827 ; d. y. 

Ctyc €>8&m family 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 3): 

1356. Susan Copeley Ogden, b. ; m. Lt. Col. Nesbit W. Wallace. 

1357. Sarah Jane Ogden, b. ; d. . 

1358. Charles Winslow Ogden, b. ; m. Hortense . 

1359. Rev. Richard Twinwald Ogden, b. 1845 (?); m - Charlotte Ramsay, dau. 

of Judge Ramsay. 

Child: Charles Richard Ogden'jsq*. 

The name "Twinwald" comes from the old Twinwald Court of Justice 
held in the open air on Twinwald Hill, Isle of Man. 

1360. Lyndhurst Ogden, b. 1847 (?); m. Isalin Jane Gawne. 

1361. Aylmer Ogden, b. 1849 (?); unm. 

480. Peter Skene Ogden (Isaac 174 , David 5 ", Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. 1794; d. Oregon City, Sept. 24, 1854, aged 60 years; m. Julia Reava. 

Peter Skene Ogden48o wa s one of the most illustrious members of Judge Isaac 
Ogden's'74 family. The father having espoused the Royalist side in the early part of the 
Revolution, and being required to abandon his property in Newark, N. J., and to flee with 
his family to Canada, the son, Peter Skene OGDEN480, was doubtless born there. His 
middle [name was derived from the Skene family of Skenesboro, N.Y., on the southern 
shore of Lake Champlain, now known as Whitehall. They came from Skene, near 
Aberdeen, Scotland, where the family had been distinguished in war and literature. 
Philip Skene was Lieut. Gov. of Crown Point and Ticonderoga, and with his son, Andrew 
Philip Skene, entertained the same political opinions as did Judge David Ogdenso and 
his son Judge Isaac Ogdeni74 There was a community of interests between the two 
families, and a warm and lasting friendship. An "Andrew" Skene, probably the son 
aforenamed, and an eminent jurist, was godfather of Peter Skene Ogden48o. He and 
the latter's father, Judge Isaac Ogden 1 74, went to England to petition the Crown for redress 
in losses incurred during the war, not only for their fathers' families, but for Loyalists 

Peter Skene Ogden48o was destined to become one of the most able, energetic and 
renowned spirits of the great Northwest section of America. He was for a short time in the 
service of Mr. Astor, but in 181 1 he entered the service of the Northwest Company, and after 
the latter was amalgamated with the Hudson's Bay Company in 1821, he was at once 
transferred to the Western department. He was active in establishing trading posts with 
Indian tribes, and negotiating commercial relations with them. In one of his expeditions 
he discovered the Humboldt River. At this time he is described as being "short, dark- 
skinned, and rather rough in his manner, but lively and witty, and a favorite with every- 
body. He was a great practical joker, carrying his love of fun and frolic to great lengths." 

For twenty years subsequent to 1824, John McLaughlin had been the dominant spirit 
of the Hudson's Bay Co. and of the northwest coast, residing at Fort Vancouver on the 
Columbia River. Because of his humanity toward distressed emigrants and undue famili- 
arity with United States settlers, the London management sought to weaken his position 
by vesting the supreme power on the Pacific in a board of management consisting of Mc- 
Laughlin, James Douglas and Peter Skene Ogden as chief factors. When Dr. McLaughlin 
retired, Douglas and Ogden continued the management as a board with headquarters still 
at Fort Vancouver. Bancroft calls them "fearless, warm-hearted, open-handed and clear- 

In 1846 James Douglas had removed to Vancouver Island, where a post had been estab- 
lished at Victoria, and which became the Company's headquarters, and Peter Skene Ogden 

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was in command on the Columbia. He was a man of wonderful genius and tact, and when- 
ever the Hudson's Bay Co. had occasion to send one of their officers on a delicate and danger- 
ous mission, Peter Skene Ogden was the man chosen for it. A writer says of him: "His 
even temper, his great flow of good humor, and his wonderful patience, tact and perseverance, 
his utter disregard of personal inconvenience and suffering, rendered him just the man for 
any difficult or dangerous task, He was greatly esteemed by his brother officers and almost 
worshipped by his men and by the Indians." 

After more than thirty years of these experiences, his last great work was in connection 
with the "Whitman massacre at Waiilatpu in 1847 by the Cay uses, when the missionary Dr. 
Whitman, his wife, and nine other whites were slain by the savages. Within twenty-four 
hours after Mr. McBean's messenger arrived with tidings of the murderous work of the 
Cayuses, a force was equipped and dispatched under command of Mr. Ogdbn for Walla 
Walla, where the surviving captives were held by the Indians. The whole matter of rescue 
being left to Mr. Ogden, he made haste to negotiate with the Indians before an American 
army could reach them, knowing full well that if it were known that a company of militia 
was marching on Walla Walla, the rage of the savages would know no bounds, and that 
every captive would be slain. Taking sixteen men, he left Vancouver, Oregon, on Dec. 7, 
and hastened up the Columbia to The Dalles, where he found the Indians had the previous 
day taken four horses from the Mission enclosure, signifying nothing less than hostilities. 
Upon Mr. Ogden's advice, Mr. Hinman removed his family and all other Americans at The 
Dalles to Willamette. Ogden and his party arrived at Fort Walla Walla on the evening 
of Dec. 19, and found that none of the captives had been killed, although they had been 
"decreed against." Prior to Mr. Ogden's arrival, and as soon as Mr. McBean had learned 
the intention of the Cayuses, he sent his interpreter to warn them that "they had already 
gone too far," and to request them to desist from further crimes. "When my messenger 
arrived," he says, "Indian women, armed with knives and other implements of war, were 
already assembled near the house where the captives were, awaiting the order of chief 
Tiloukaikt, who was present. On being informed of my request, he hung down his head and 
paused, then with a wave of his hand peremptorily ordered the women away, who, abusing 
him, called him a coward." 

Mr. Ogden's first effort was to call a council of chiefs to learn their plans in regard to 
their prisoners. Couriers were immediately dispatched and the council assembled on the 
23d. The Indians' hope of securing peace with the Americans depended upon the retaining 
of Mr. Spalding and the captive families as hostages. Ogden's speech on the occasion was 
as follows: "We have been among you for thirty years, without the shedding of blood. 
We are traders, and of a different nation from the Americans. But, recollect, we supply you 
with ammunition, not to kill Americans, who are of the same color, speak the same language, 
and worship the same God as ourselves, and whose cruel fate causes our hearts to bleed. 
Why do we make you chiefs if you cannot control your young men ? Beside this wholesale 
butchery, you have robbed the Americans passing through your country, and have insulted 
their women. If you allow your young men to govern you, I say you are not men or chiefs, 
but hermaphrodites who do not deserve the name. Your hot-headed young men plume 
themselves on their bravery; but let them not deceive themselves. If the Americans begin 
war, they will have cause to repent their rashness, for the war will not end until every man 
of you is cut off from the face of the earth! I am aware that many of your people have 
died. But so have others. It was not Dr. Whitman who poisoned them; but God who has 
commanded that they should die. You have the opportunity to make some reparation. 
I give you only advice, and promise you nothing, should war be declared against you. The 
company will have nothing to do with your quarrel. If you wish it, on my return I will 
see what can be done for you; but I do not promise to prevent war. Deliver me the prisoners 
to return to their friends and I will pay you a ransom, that is all." 

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Mr. Ogden wished to secure the rescue of the prisoners without altering the relations 
of the company with the Indians, whose friendship they had long possessed and did not 
want to lose; neither would he anticipate the action of the American Government or people. 
Bancroft continues: "The Indian impulse, shifting as the sands of the sea, gave way to 
Ogden's superior will. With some weak efforts to excuse the disposition to yield, Tauitau 
consented to the ransom of the captives. The Hudson's Bay Company's men were married 
to Indian women, and were therefore his brothers; he could not refuse his brother's request. 
Tiloukaikt, besides the tie of blood, recognized the claim of the company upon him made 
by allowing their dead to be buried side by side. 'Chief!' he cried, 'your words are weighty 
— your hairs are gray. We have known you a long time. You have had an unpleasant 
journey to this place. I cannot, therefore, keep the families back. I make them over to 
you, which I would not do to another younger than yourself.' " Peupeumoxmox remarked 
the Americans were changeable, but agreed to release of captives. The Nez Perce chiefs 
consented to return to Lapwai at once and bring Mr. Spalding the missionary and others 
at that station. Mr. Ogden sent a letter by the young chiefs urging Mr. Spalding to lose no 
time in joining him at Walla Walla. He despatched another letter to the Chemakane Mission 
in which he expressed his great anxiety which had not permitted him to sleep for two nights. 
This letter was not written till Dec. 31, and the alarm was occasioned by the fact that he 
had no sooner received the captives on the 29th as per agreement, than a rumor reached the 
natives of the arrival of the first company of volunteer riflemen at Walla Walla. But to 
his great relief Mr. Spalding arrived Jan. 1, accompanied by a large force of Nez Perces. 
"After spending another night in earnest council with these natives, always more friendly 
and tractable than their relatives the Cayuses, Ogden embarked the ransomed company 
for Vancouver, thankful to be able to do so." 

"A courier bearing a dispatch to Gov. Abernethy of Oregon Ter'y reached Oregon City 
on Sunday morning. The letter, stating that Mr. and Mrs. Spalding, Mr. Stanley, the artist, 
and all the captive women and children were under Mr. Ogden's care and had reached Van- 
couver, was read before the congregation, and the greatest excitement prevailed of mingled 
gladness, gratitude, and sorrow." The ransomed captives were delivered to the Governor 
in Oregon City the following day. As the three boats passed Portland, as also on arrival 
at the Falls, a salute was fired, "the compliment being intended to express the general 
gratitude of the people to the gallant man who had effected their release." 

On the 17th the Governor indited the following letter to Mr. Ogden: "Sir: I feel 
it a duty as well as a pleasure to tender you my sincere thanks, and the thanks of this com- 
munity, for your exertions in behalf of the widows and orphans that were left in the hands 
of the Cayuse Indians. Their state was a deplorable one, subject to the caprice of savages, 
exposed to their insults, compelled to labor for them, and remaining constantly in dread 
lest they should be butchered as their husbands and fathers had been. From this state 
I am fully satisfied we could not relieve them. A small party of Americans would have 
been looked upon with contempt; a large party would have been a signal for a general 
massacre. Your immediate departure from Vancouver on receipt of the intelligence from 
Waiilatpu enabling you to arrive at Walla Walla before the news of the American party 
having started from this reached them, together with your influence over the Indians, 
accomplished the desirable object of relieving the distressed. Your exertions in behalf 
of the prisoners will no doubt cause a feeling of pleasure to you through life, but this does 
not relieve them nor us from the obligations we are under to you. You have also laid the 
American government under obligation to you, for their citizens were the subjects of the 
massacre, and their widows and orphans are the relieved ones. With a sincere prayer that 
the widow's God and the Father of the fatherless may reward you for your kindness, I have 
the honor to remain, your obedient servant, 

"George Abernethy, 

" Governor of Oregon Territory. 
"To Peter Skene Ogden, Esq., 

"Chief Factor Honorable H. B. Company, Vancouver." 

^cfoentl) defeneration 

Mr. Ogden replied as follows: 

"George Abernethy, Esq., Governor of Oregon Territory. Sir: I have to acknowledge 
the receipt of your highly flattering letter of the 19th inst., and the high value you lay upon 
my services in rescuing so many fellow-creatures from captivity, but the meed of praise is 
not due to me alone. I was the mere acting agent of the Hudson's Bay Company; for 
without its powerful aid and influence nothing could have been effected, and to them the 
praise is due. And permit me to add, should, unfortunately, which God avert, our services 
be again required under similar circumstances, I trust you will not find us wanting in going 
to their relief. I have the honor to remain, 

" Yours most respectfully, 

" Peter Skene Ogden." 

Mr. Ogden's letter appeared in the Spectator, prefaced by the remark that "the act 
of rescuing so many defenceless women and children from the bloody and cruel grasp of 
savages merits, ajid we believe receives, the universal thanks and gratitude of the people 
of Oregon. Such an act is the legitimate offspring of a noble, generous, and manly heart." 

Peter Skene OgdenmSo came east in 1844, and in 1853 visited Canada, England, and 
the United States, and called upon his brothers and sisters. It had been his habit to corre- 
spond with his father and mother during their lives, and with his brothers and sisters to 
the time of his death, often inclosing contributions from his generous purse. 

As to his domestic life, Peter Skene Ogden4S° married Julia Reava, a lady pre- 
sumably of Indian descent, to whom he was always devotedly attached, and who was the 
mother of all his children. He died in Oregon City, Sept. 27, 1854, aged 60 years. His will 
is dated June 15, 1851, and was probated May 15, 1855. The executors were Sir George 
Simpson, Gov. of Rupert's Land, Archibald McKinley, of the Hudson's Bay Co., and Thomas 
B. Anderson, of Montreal, Can. The will disposes of about £4,600 beside Montreal Bank 
stock, and shares in Pugets Sound Agricultural Co., to his children, grandchildren, to Ann 
(Ogden) Hopkins'334, to brother Henry's476 youngest daughter, and to Fabien Resel, son 
of Joseph Resel, for his education, he having been adopted when 8 mos. old by Mr. Ogden. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

1362. Peter Ogden, b. Jan. 18, 1817; d. Oct. 1870; m. Phrisine Brabbant. 

1363. Charles Ogden, b. Sept. 5, 1819; d. unm. Lac La Hache, 1880. 

1364. Cecelia Ogden, b. Apr. 6, 1822; m. Hugh Fraser. 

1365. Michael Ogden, b. Sept. 29, 1824; d. in Montana Territory; was twice mar- 

ried, and had issue by each wife. His 2d wife was Julia Bordeniun, wid. 
of C. Bordeniun. She survived him, and d. July 28, 1886. 

1366. Sarah Julia Ogden, b. Jan. 1, 1826; d. Aug. 4, 1892; m. Archibald 


1367. David Ogden, b. Feb. 1, 1828; d. y. 

1368. Euretta Mary Ogden, b. July 29, 1836; d. unm. Champoeg, Oregon, Feb. 

10, 1861. 

1369. Isaac Ogden, b. June 6, 1839; d. Champoeg, Or., 1869; m. Anne Manson, 

dau. of Donald Manson, Chief Trader, Hudson's Bay Co. 

Left one son and two daughters, all residing in Oregon. 

482. Martin Hoffman (Sarah Ogden" 5 , David s °, Josiah'°, David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Oct. 16, 1763; d. Jan. 30, 1838; 1st m. Nov. 17, 1789, Beulah 
Murray, dau. of Robert Murray and Mary Lindsley, his wife ; 2d m. May 2 1 , 
1802, Mary Frances Seton, b. 1785; d. June 21, 1861; dau. of William 
F. Seton and Anna Maria Curzon, his wife. 

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Martin Hoffman*" 2 was at one time a prominent auctioneer in New York, and became 
a noted merchant in that city, being also a partner of his brother-in-law George Seton. 
He was Master of St. Andrew Lodge, No. 3, F. and A. M., and Grand Treasurer of Grand 
Lodge in 179S. His first wife, Beulah {Murray) Ogden, was sister of Lindley Murray, 
the noted grammarian. "Salisbury" speaks of Martin Hoffman*^ as being "so long 
known in the city of New York for his marked integrity." 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 16): 

1370. Murray Hoffman, b. Sept. 29, 1792; d. May 7, 1878; 1st m. Frances A. 

Burrall; 2d m. No. 554, Mary Murray Ogden. {See No. 554.) 

1371. Lindley Murray Hoffman, b. July 2, 1793; d. June 5, 1861; m. No. 555, 

Susan Lindley Ogden. {See No. 555.) 

1372. Martin Hoffman, Jr., b. 1795; d. 1857; m. 1830, Elizabeth Hale Gilman, b. 

1800; d. 1874. 

They had 7 children. 

1373. Anna Maria Hoffman, b. Mar. 5, 1797; d. Jan. 25, 1874; m. Apr. 27, 1818, 

Anthony Rutgers Livingston, b. Apr. 27, 1789; d. Apr. 1863; son of 
John Livingston and Mary Le Roy, his wife. 
They had 6 children. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 16): 

1374. Serena Hoffman, b. Feb. 28, 1803; d. Feb. 27, 1842; m. Nov. 3, 1825, Dr. 

Charles Robbins Gilman, b. Sept. 6, 1802; d. Sept. 26, 1865; son of 
Benjamin Ives Gilman and Hannah Robbins, his wife. 
They had 9 children. 

1375. Mary Seton Hoffman, b. ; d. unm. 1863. 

1376. Matilda Hoffman, b. June 19, 1809; d. Dec. 13, 1838; m. May 9, 1832, Dr. 

William Currie Roberts, b. Sept. 11, 1810; d. Dec. 9, 1873; son of 
William Roberts and Frances Currie, his wife. 
They had 3 children. 

1377. Maria Colden Hoffman, b. 1813; d. ; m. Dr. John Pattison, son of 

Greenville Sharp Pattison. 

They had 3 children. 

1378. Cecelia Seton Hoffman, b. 1815; d. Feb. 28, 1878; m. Dec. 6, 1842, Richard 

McAllister, b. ; d. Feb. 12, 1887; son of Carson McAllister. 

They had 4 children. 

1379. Harriet Seton Hoffman, b. July 31, 1817; d. ; m. Rev. Henry H. 

Bean, b. 1800; d. 1876. 

(No children mentioned.) 

1380. Cadwallader Colden Hoffman, b. 1819; d. 1865; 1st m. 1850, Virginia 

Hale, b. 1832; d, 1855; 2< i m - l8 5 8 > Caroline Hogan, dau. of James F. 

There was 1 child by 1st m. and 2 children by 2d m. 

1381. Edward Seton Hoffman, b. ; d. . 

1382. James Farquhar Hoffman, b. Jan. 19, 1830; d. Apr. 18, 1899; 1st m. Dec. 

13, 1848, Frances M. Rutledge, b. June 12, 1829; d. Jan. 13, 1856; dau. 
of Rev. Edward Rutledge and Augusta Shaler, his wife; 2d m. May 26, 

1857, Eliza Rutledge, b. ; d. May 29, 1859, sister of 1st wife; 3d 

m. Oct. 29, 1861, Elizabeth Denton Wilkin, b. Dec. 29, 1832; dau. of 
Thomas Denton Wilkin and Isabella Jackson, his wife. 
There were 2 children by 1st m. and 4 by 3d m. 

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483. Mary Gillon Hoffman (Sarah Ogden 1 ' 5 , David", Josiah™ 

David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1773; d. ; m. James Seton, son of William F. 

Seton and Anna Maria Curzon, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 16): 

1383. Alfred Seton, b. ; d. 1859; m. Frances Barnwell, dau. of George 

Barnwell and Elizabeth Lawrence, his wife. 
They had 5 children. 
13S4. Emma Seton, b. ; d. . 

1385. Ethelinda Seton, b. ; d. . 

1386. Mary Hammond Seton, b. 1799; d. Nov. 23, 1855; m. No. 476, Henry 

Ogden. {Set No. 476.) 
13S7. Serena Seton, b. ; d. 1884. 

1388. Sarah Seton, b. ; d. 1838. 

1389. William Seton, b. ; d. . 

1390. Edwin Seton, b. ; d. . 

1391. James Seton, Jr., b. ; d. . 

484. Judge Josiah Ogden Hoffman (Sarah Ogden" 5 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1767; d. Jan. 24, 1837; 1st m. Feb. 16, 1789, Mary 
Colden, b. Apr. 7, 1770; d. Feb. 19, 1797; dau. of Cadwallader Colden 
and Ann Willetts, his wife; 2d m. Aug. 7, 1802, Maria Fbnno, b. 1781; 
d. 1823; dau. of John Ward Fenno. 

Judge Josiah Ogden Hoffman^ was a man of grer.t attainments, marked ability, 
and was very widely known. He was Grand Sachem of the Tammany Society in 1791; 
Member of New York Assembly 1792-3-4; Attorney General of New York state from 
1795 to 1802; Recorder of City of New York in 1809-10; and Judge of the Supreme 
Court from 1810 to the time of his death in 1837. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 16): 

1392. Alice Anna Hoffman, b. 1790; d. ; m. Charles Jenkins Nicholas. 

They had 2 children. 

1393. Sarah Matilda Hoffman, b. Nov. 8, 1791; d. Apr. 25, 1809. 

She was engaged to marry Washington Irving, the author, but died 
before wedding day. 

1394. Hon. Ogden Hoffman, b. Oct. 13, 1794; d- May 1, 1856; 1st m. 1821, Emily 

Burrall; 2d m. Virginia Southard, b. ; d. 1886; dau. of Samuel 

Southard, of New Jersey. 

Hon. Ogden Hoffmani394 was a prominent lawyer in New York City. 
He was twice elected to Congress, and was afterwards Attorney General 
of the state. His death was widely noticed by the public press, and the 
judges of the Supreme Court at an informal meeting, passed resolutions 
expressing their esteem for his character, and regret at his death. In his 
youth he entered the navy, and was in the great naval battle between the 
Constitution and the Guerriere. 

There were 3 children by each m. 

1395. Mary Colden Hoffman, b. June 15, 1796; d. ; m. circa 1810, Philip 


They had 2 children. 

1396. Martha Hoffman, b. ; d. . 

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CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 16): 

1397. Charles Fenno Hoffman, b. ; d. 1884. 

1398. Edward Hoffman, b. Sept. 30, 1807; d. July 31, 1808. 

1399. George E. Hoffman, b. Dec. 2, 1808; d. 1884; m. Feb. 12, 1846, Phebe White 

They had 4 children. 

1400. Julia Hoffman, b. ; d. . 

485. Judge David A. Ogden (Abraham 176 , David so , Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Jan. 10, 1770; d. June 9, 1829; m. May 30, 1797, Rebecca 
Cornell Edwards, b. Mar. 1, 1776; d. Apr. 19, 1852; dau. of Isaac 
Edwards and Mary Cornell, his wife. 

Judge David A. Ogden48s was born in New Jersey, his father Abraham Ogden' 76 
being Surrogate of Morris Co. and residing in Morristown until after the Revolutionary War, 
when the family removed to Newark. 

The following biographical sketch of David A. Ogden48s was furnished by his nephew, 
John Greig Ogdeni47s. 

"With all the advantages of a college education and early associations of the best 
character, together with strong hereditary claims to natural ability of a high order, he took 
up the study of the law in the city of New York, and in due time entered the profession, 
soon attaining both eminence and success. On 30 May 1797, he married Rebecca Cornell 
Edwards, a southern lady of distinction, and was for some years a resident of the city of 
New York. 

"It was at a time, however, when the public mind was largely under the influence of 
what was known at the time as the ' Expansion Idea, ' and the great Louisiana Purchase of 
1803. The nascent possibilities of the young and vigorous country were becoming more and 
more obvious to the thoughtful mind; they appealed most forcibly to the young lawyer. 
The example, too, of his personal friends and near relatives who were then investing in 
northern wild lands, and also urging him to represent their interests in that locality, so far 
strengthened his own convictions that he finally concluded to identify himself with the 
opening up and development of St. Lawrence county in the northern part of the state of 
New York and bordering on the majestic St. Lawrence river. Accordingly, during the 
intervals of business, he made frequent visits there, at the same time investing largely 
for himself and others in the wild lands of the county in the vicinity of Ogdensburg (which 
took its name from him) and of Hamilton, afterward called Waddington, at which point 
he proposed eventually to settle. Here he arranged plans for the utilization of the fine 
water power, and the construction of the necessary dam and bridge to the island, and other 
improvements, availing himself temporarily of local agents for the conduct and supervision 
of the work. Finally, in or about the year 1811, he went there with the full intention of 
remaining permanently and growing up with the country, and with strong faith in its future. 

"A man of fine presence and high character, — alert, progressive, and large-minded, — 
in short, fitted by nature to be a leader of men, he soon became one of the most noted of 
all the pioneers of that portion of the state, quickly gaining their respect and confidence, 
and demonstrating at the same time his eminent fitness to be their counsellor and political 
representative. Accordingly we find him appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 
serving from 1811 to 1815. Shortly after, he was elected Representative to Congress from 
the Twentieth District, serving from 1817 to 1821. Subsequently, he was again appointed 
Judge of Common Pleas from 1820 to' 1824, and reappointed as such Judge from 1825 to 



^>cfocntl) eventration 

"Concurrently with these public duties, Mr. Ogden's life was in all respects an 
unusually full and active one. His own private business and the cares and occupations of 
domestic and social life, the large representative interests committed to his charge, and 
the many demands made upon his time and resources by a community which looked up to 
him as its friend and adviser, gave him occupation enough to fully employ the administra- 
tive talent and executive ability with which he was gifted. 

"He was one of the Commissioners appointed by the general government to define 
and settle the boundary line between Canada and the States, with reference more particu- 
larly to the islands in the St. Lawrence river. One of them, the Isle au Rapide de Plat, 
then so-called and afterward and still known as Ogden's Island, opposite the village of 
Waddington, containing nearly a thousand acres, was bought by him from Daniel McCor- 
mick, the original patentee, in 1815, and upon it he shortly afterwards erected a large 
and handsome mansion, in which he raised a numerous family, and which still remains to 
commemorate his name. The dearth of labor in the conditions then prevailing was a 
serious problem; the solution of it was much aided by Mr. Ogden, who personally exerted 
himself to tap the stream of Irish immigration at Montreal, and draw from it enough to 

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supply the local demands of the settlement. At an early date he also initiated measures for 
the building of a church. Beginning it about 1812, and with some aid from Trinity Church, 
New York, and personal friends, but most largely through his own means and efforts, it 
was finally completed, paid for, and consecrated 22 August 1818. He gave it two hundred 
and fifty acres of glebe lands, and twenty-five acres for a cemetery. He also gave the village 
a considerable tract of land for a public park, showing in this way the spirit that animated 
him in all his relations to the people among whom he had come to live. It was a busy, 
useful and honorable life, but a short one, Mr. Ogden having died while yet in its prime, on 
June 11, 1829; and it was a life that did honor to his God, his country, and himself." 

The following epitaphs are on tablets in the chancel of St. Paul's Church, Waddington, 
N. Y.: 

"Sacred to the memory of David A. Ogden, born in New Jersey, Jan. 10th 1770; 
died at Montreal June nth 1829. 

"This tablet is designed not to delineate his public or private virtues, but to testify 
the veneration with which his memory is cherished by an afflicted family." 

"Sacred to the memory of Rebecca Cornell Ogden, relict of David A. Ogden, born 
in Newberry, N. C. March 1st, 1776; died at Waddington, N. Y. April 10, 1852. 

"This tablet is erected by her son David, as an earnest of his deep love and respect 
for her memory." 

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CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

1401. Isaac Edwards Ogden, b. Apr. 3, 1798; d. ; 1st m. Euphrosine (Meri- 

eult) Ogden, wid. of No. 892, George M. Ogden; 2d m. Letitia Hanna; 
3d m. Elizabeth Chamberlain. 

1402. Sarah Ogden, b. Dec. 10, 1799; d. ; m. Charles R. Codman. 

1403. William Ogden, b. October 18, 1801; d. 1838; m. No. 1465, Harriet Seton 


1404. Wallace Ogden, b. New York, May 9, 1803; d. New Orleans, Nov. 26, 1828. 

(So given on tablet in St. Paul's Church, Waddington, N. Y ., in connection 
with father's epitaph.) 

1405. Mary E. Ogden, b. May 25, 1805; d. Jan. 19, 1853; m. June 3, 1837, H. Leroy 

Newbold, b. ; d. 1854. 

(No mention of children.) 

1406. Samuel C Ogden, b. July 28, 1806; d. 1862; m. No. 1457, Sarah F. Wad- 


1407. Catharine H. Ogden, b. Aug. 17, 1808; d. Jan. 20, 1874; m. No. 1424, Samuel 


1408. Susan W. Ogden, b. Mar. 8, 1810; d. Jan. 13, 1892; m. William Roebuck. 

1409. Rebecca E. Ogden, b. Sept. 23, 181 1; d. May 19, 1886; m. No. 1446, George 

B. Ogden. 

1410. Duncan C. Ogden, b. Sept. 27, 1813; d. Mar. 11, 1859; 1st m. No. 1503, Miriam 

Gratz Meredith; 2d m. Elizabeth Cox. 

1411. David A. Ogden, Jr., b. Mar. 5, 1815; d. ; m. Louisa Lanfear. 

486. Catharine L. Ogden (Abraham 176 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. July 15, 1771; d. Oct. 21, 1814; m. Jan. 22, 1791, Abijah 
Hammond, b. 1757; d. 1832; of Westchester Co., N. Y. 

"The Old Merchants of New York" says that Abijah Hammond was one of the found- 
ers of the "Tontine Coffee House." The signers of the Tontine shares were many, and 
"they were the creme of the creme of New York society. They were the founders of our great 
commercial city, and their names should be honored as long as the city endures." The 
establishment was to be used as a Coffee House, "and for no other use or purpose, until 
the number of nominees should be reduced to seven," when the property was to be sold 
and the proceeds divided between the seven remaining shareholders. 

The town of Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., was named for Abijah Hammond, 
who owned the township previous to 18 14. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

1412. Sarah Mary Hammond, b. ; d. . 

1413. Catharine Hammond, b. ; m. William Bayard. 

1414. Mary Sarah Hammond, b. ; d. . 

1415. Charles H. Hammond, b. ; d. . 

1416. George William Hammond, b. ; d. . 

1417. Abraham Ogden Hammond, b. ; m. Mary C. B. Edwards. 

1418. William Hammond, b. ; d. . 

1419. Mary Hammond, b. ; m. William H. Harison, b. Apr. 29, 1795; d. May 1, 

i860; son of Richard N. Harison and Phebe Champlin, his wife. 

1420. Gertrude Waddington Hammond, b. ; d. . 

1421. Alexander Hamilton Hammond, b. ; d. . 

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487. Charles L. Ogden (Abraham" 6 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John'), b. Oct. 30, 1772; d. July 14, 1826; m. May 30, 1799, Elizabeth 
Meredith, b. Aug. 8, 1780; d. Apr. 26, 1872; dau. of Jonathan Meredith 
and Elizabeth Tucky, his wife, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Charles L. OGDEN487 probably lived in Canada, as the records of Christ Church, Mon- 
treal, say: "Charles Ludlow Ogden of Montreal, merchant, died July 14, 1826, aged 53 
years. Witness, J. Pelton, W r m. Harrison." 

Elizabeth (Meredith) Ogden was of a Philadelphia family, and her brother William 
Meredith married No. 499, Gertrude G. Ogden. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

1422. Meredith Ogden, b. Aug. 3, 1800; d. Jan. 3, 1S61; m. No. 1501, Catharine 

Ann Powell Meredith. 

1423. Charles Le Roux Ogden, b. May 24, 1802; d. Montreal, Feb. 18, i860. 

1424. Samuel Ogden, b. Sept. 22, 1803; d. Oct. 26, 1879; m. No. 1407, Catharine 

Hammond Ogden. (See No. 1407.) 

1425. Sarah Ogden, b. Dec. 29, 1805; d. Aug. 30, 1840; m. James Hamilton. 

1426. Waddington Ogden, b. Feb. 18, 1808; d. July 15, 1847. 

Christ Ch. records, Montreal, say, "Waddington Ogden, Esq. d. July 15, 
1847, aged 39 years. J. Berthune, Rector." 

1427. William Meredith Ogden, b. Apr. 27, 1812; d. Feb. 14, 1843. 

1428. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Nov. 28, 1813; d. May 11, 1876. 

1429. James Lenox Ogden, b. Aug. 14, 1815; d. Oct. 26, 1884. 

1430. Hammond Ogden, b. July 20, 1817; d. Sept. 10, 1837; m. Anne G. Berthoud. 

1431. Catharine D. Ogden, b. Apr. 28, 1819; d. . 

1432. Mary H. Ogden, b. July 17, 1823; d. Mar. 4, 1S89. 

1433. Bayard Creighton Ogden, b. Aug. 15, 1825; d. Jan. 30, 1884. 

The last eight children were baptized in Christ Church, Montreal, 

488. Thomas Ludlow Ogden, Esq. (Abraham 176 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Newark, N. J., Dec. 12, 1773; d. New York, Dec. 17, 
1844; m. Jan. 23, 1796, Martha Hammond, b. 1780; d. Oct. 14, 1853; 
dau. of Abraham Hammond and Martha Perkins, his wife. 

Thomas Ludlow Ogden4»s was probably born in Morristown, N. J., his father, Abra- 
ham Ogden, Esq. w6 being many years Surrogate of Morris Co. and living in Morristown 
until the close of the Revolution, when he removed his family to Newark, N. J. His nephew, 
John Greig Ogden'475 furnished the following biography: 

"Graduating from Columbia College in the year 1791, he soon afterwards commenced 
the practice of law in the city of New York. He and his elder brother David A. Ogden4«s 
being partners became associated in business with Alexander Hamilton upon his resuming 
the practice of law after his retirement from the office of Secretary of the Treasury in the 
cabinet of Washington. Mr. Ogden became one of the leading lawyers of his day, devoting 
himself more particularly to the specialties of wills, trusts, and equity jurisprudence; he 
acted as counsel for corporations and prominent families in the city. He was for many 
years, and at the time of his death, a trustee of Columbia College, was for thirty-eight years 
a Vestryman of Trinity Church and Clerk of the Vestry, as standing counsel for which it 
was his official duty to defend the rights of the corporation with its vast property against 

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assaults from many quarters. He was also prominent in the foundation and management 
of important church institutions and societies, and for many years represented the church 
in her conventions both general and diocesan. His death occurred in the city of New York 
Dec. 17, 1844. No higher tribute to his worth can be given than the following words 
inscribed on the monument in Trinity Church, New York, which was erected by its Vestry 
to his memory: 

" ' Of a sound judgment and untiring industry, the one improved by diligent cultivation, 
the other quickened by religious principle, his long life was one of usefulness and duty to 
his family, his profession, and to society. 

" ' Born and nurtured in the bosom of the Church, he gave back to her, with filial grati- 
tude, his best powers, his most valued time, his dearest affections; and in all her institutions 
stood foremost in both counsel and action. Christian obedience marked his course, chris- 
tian peace crowned his end, and in a christian hope he now rests from his labors.' " 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

1434. Hammond Ogden, b. 1797; d. same year. 

1435. Abraham Ogden, b. 1798; d. 1849. 

1436. Sarah Ogden, b. June 8, 1800; d. Nov. 19, 1879; m. Louis P. de Luze. 

1437. Catharine Ogden, b. ; d. y. 

1438. John Doughty Ogden, b. Apr. 2, 1804; d. 1887; 1st m. Margaretta E. Moore; 

2d m. Mary C Moore. 

1439. Gertrude H. Ogden, b. 1806; d. 1839; m. William H. Harison. 

1440. Thomas W. Ogden, b. Apr. 19, 1810; d. Jan. 12, 1901; m. Ruth C Schuyler. 

1441. Richard H. Ogden, b. Dec. 12, 1811; d. 1859; m. Elizabeth V. R. Schuyler. 

1442. Charles H. Ogden, b. Jan. 4, 1813; d. 1874; m. May 4, 1854, No. 1453, Emilie 

Ogden, b. Oct. 26, 1816; d. s. p. Nov. 30, 1856; dau. of No. 489, Abraham 
Ogden, Jr., and Mary L. Barnwell, his wife. 

1443. Francis L. Ogden, b. Jan. 16, 1815; d. 1832. 

1444. Caroline Ogden, b. 1820; d. Dec. 9, 1899; m. No. 1452, Alfred Ogden. 

489. Abraham Ogden, Jr. (Abraham 175 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. July 22, 1775; d. Oct. 24, 1846; m. Aug. 1, 1803, Mary L. 

Barnwell, b. 1780; d. ; dau. of George Barnwell and Elizabeth 

Lawrence, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

1445. William S. Ogden, b. Apr. 30, 1804; d. Aug. 14, 1866. 

1446. George B. Ogden, b. Apr. 3, 1805; d. Jan. 1843; m. No. 1409, Rebecca E. 

Ogden. (See No. 1409.) 

1447. Henry H. Ogden, b. Sept. 5, 1806; d. Nov. 1848; m. Mary Kennedy. 

1448. Edward Ogden, b. Mar. 12, 1808; d. July, 1872; m. Caroline Callender. 

1449. Mary Elizabeth |Ogden, b. Aug. 31, 1810; d. Mar. 1, 1867; m. No. 1458, 

William D. Waddington. 
145°- Frederick R. Ogden, b. Nov. 13, 1811; d. Sept. 11, 1S16. 

1451. Catharine Ogden, b. May 18, 1813; d. Jan. 31, 1819. 

1452. Alfred Ogden, b. Apr. 25, 1815; d. Feb. 22, 1S98; m. No. 1444, Caroline 

Ogden. (See No. 1444.) 
1453- Emilie Ogden, b. Oct. 26, 1816; d. s. p. Nov. 30, 1S56; m. May 4, 1854, No. 

1442, Charles H. Ogden, b. Jan. 4, 1813; d. 1874; son of No. 488, Thomas 

L. Ogden and Martha Hammond, his wife. 
1454. Euretta Ogden, b. Aug. 10, 1821; d. Feb. 13, 1845. 


*>cfcentl) defeneration 

490. Gertrude G. Ogden (Abraham 1 ' 6 , David s °, Josiah"", David 3 , 

John 1 ), b. May 22, 1777; d. ; m. November 6, 1804, Joshua 


CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

1455. Thomas Waddington, b. Aug. 1805; d. Aug. 1805. 

1456. Anna F. Waddington, b. Oct. 2, 1806; d. s. p. May 5, 1S94; m. July 16, 1S35, 

Dr. Jeremiah Van Rensselaer. 

1457. Sarah F. Waddington, b. May 11, 1810; m. No. 1406, Samuel C. Ogden. 

(See No. 1406.) . 

1458. William D. Waddington, b. June 19, 181 1; d. Jan. 22, 18S6; m. No. 1449, 

Mary Elizabeth Ogden. (See Xo. 1449.) 

1459. Catharine H. Waddington, b. July 7, 1812; d. Oct. 7, 1813. 

1460. Gertrude D. Waddington, b. Oct. 18, 1813; d. July 27, 1821, 

1461. Frances L. Waddington, b. June 12, 1815; d. June 4, 1S34. 

1462. Martha S. Waddington, b. Aug. 24, 1816; d. Sept. 10, 1877. 

1463. Rebecca E. Waddington, b. Sept. 15, 1818; d. Feb. 15, 1845. 

1464. Catharine B. Waddington, b. Feb. 13, 1S20; d. Apr. 2, 1821. 

491. Gouverneur Ogden, Esq. (Abraham" 6 , David so , Josiah'°, David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Aug. 13, 1778; d. Mar. 4, 1851; m. Feb. 20, 1806, Charlotte 
Curzon Seton, b. May i, 1786; d. Feb. 12, 1853; dau. of William Seton 
and Anna Maria Curzon, his wife. 

His son John Greig Ogden'47s was the author of the following biographical sketch: 

"Gouverneur Ogden4»i, son of Abraham Ogden'7<> and Sarah Frances Ludlow, was 
born in New Jersey Aug. 10, 1778. Graduating from Columbia College in 1796, acquiring 
subsequently a legal education, and liberally endowed by nature, but without fortune, he 
was called at an early age to face the problem of life. His first undertaking was to accept, 
at the instance and on behalf of the leaders of the Federalist and conservative party 
in New York, a confidential mission to the old Natchez district of West Florida in order 
to have a conference there with the Honorable Winthrop Sargent who, up to 1801, had been 
its territorial Governor and stood high in the estimation of the cultured community then 
resident in the district. He accordingly left New York 8 February, 1803, for Philadelphia, 
going thence by stage to Lancaster; thence on horseback over the mountains to Pittsburgh 
where, on 18 February, he embarked with two men in an open boat, and after five weeks 
journey on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, rowing by day and floating by night, a situation 
full of exposure, hardship and danger, he finally reached Natchez on the 24th March. Here, 
at the political headquarters of that growing though distant part of the country, so great 
was the extent and strength of public sentiment on the subject of expansion, then as now 
a vital question, and just on the point of solution through the cession by France of the vast 
Louisiana tract, that it hardly needed his interview with Governor Sargent to confirm the 
obvious fact that the administration policy of expansion was then largely in the ascendent. 
After a week of rest and conference with Governor Sargent, he resumed his journey by boat 
to New Orleans, where he embarked 6 April on ship for New York, arriving there 21 April, 
1803, a journey of two and a half months for an object obtainable today in as many hours. 
Thus returning, he resumed and completed his law studies. Afterwards, becoming deeply 
impressed by the then very prevalent idea of the desirability of investment in the wild lands 
of western and northern New York, he went to England and also to Germany, with the 

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intention of impressing these views on foreign capitalists. In this he was successful, and 
returning home, he located himself at Hamilton (afterwards Waddington) on the St. Law- 
rence river. Here was the scene of his future labors, and of a domestic life rarely excelled in 
felicity. The erection of flour-mills and furnaces, the direction of the resulting business, 
and the management of the extensive landed interests committed to his care, the building 
of a large mansion called ' Ellerslie, ' in which he raised a numerous family, all these added 
to a wide circle of social life embracing the best and most prominent people of the state and 
of the country, afforded the varied and abundant materials of a life not without its cares 
and responsibilities, but of more than common interest, happiness, and average attainment. 
Honored, esteemed and respected while he lived, he left at his death an unspotted character, 
and a name held in loving remembrance by all who knew him. He died at the residence 
of his son G. Parish Ogden, Troy, N. Y., March 4, 1851, in the 72d year of his age." 

"Ellerslie" was built by Gouverneur Ogden4«i ; n ^04. It was destroyed by fire 
in 1840, the accompanying illustration being drawn from a photograph taken about 1887. 

l^uins y "Ellerslie ' 

W&ddingtc?n . .-'V 
Sf. L/awrence County 







CHILDREN (Chart 3): 
Harriet Seton Ogden, b. Dec. 16, 1806; d. Dec. 15, 1884; 1st m. No. 1403, 

William Ogden; 2d m. Richard Harison. (See No. 1403.) 
Mary Seton Ogden, b. Oct. 4, 1808; d. Apr. 22, 1862; m. George William 

Barbara Cecelia Ogden, b. Sept. 22, 1810; d. Jan. 3, 1811. 
Charlotte S. Ogden, b. June 10, 1812; d. 1830. 
Gouverneur Ogden, Jr., b. Aug. 8, 1814; d. in infancy. 

Rebecca E. Ogden, b. Feb. 26, 1816; d. Feb. 7, 1893; m. Abijah Bigelow, Jr. 
Gertrude Gouverneur Waddington Ogden, b. Sept. 16, 1817; d. Dec. 10, 

1898; m. John Gordon. 
Catharine F. Ogden, b. June 5, 1819; d. infant. 
George Parish Ogden, b. Sept. 19, 1820; m. Henrietta C. Craft. 
Henry Vining Ogden, b. Oct. 15, 1822; m. Caroline Briggs. 
John Greig Ogden, b. Jan. 13, 1824; d. Jan. 10, 1904; m. Ellen E. 

Frances L. Ogden, b. July 6, 1826; d. July 10, 1862; m. Francis M. Holmes. 
Wallace Ogden, b. Dec. 31, 1829; d. Mar. 15, 1884; m. Louise Bell. 

^>ebentty (feneration 

494. Margaretta E. Ogden (Abraham 176 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Aug. 17, 1783; d. Sept. 3, 1834; m. No. 498, David B. Ogden. 
{See No. 498.) 

495. Isaac Ogden (Abraham 170 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Newark, N. J., Oct. 11, 1784; d. Waddington, N. Y., June 6, 1867; m. 
Aug. 26, 1828, No. 1500, Sarah Ogden Meredith, b. Mar. 22, 1803; d. 
Waddington, Jan. 1, 1878; dau. of William Meredith and No. 499, Gertrude 
G. Ogden, his wife. 

Isaac Ogden's4os biography is thus given by the St. Lawrence Republican, of June 18, 

"The recent decease of one of the oldest citizens of our county demands from the press 
more than the ordinary notice of his departure. Isaac Ogden, who died at Waddington 
(N. Y.) on the 6th instant, at the advanced age of eighty-three years, was a man of more 
than ordinary talent and business enterprise. He was born at Newark, N. J., on the nth 
day of October, 1784. He received a liberal education, and was a ripe scholar. At the age 
of eighteen, after the death of his father, Abraham Ogden, then Attorney General of the 
State of New Jersey, he went abroad to enter a commercial house of high standing. Here 
his unusual talent for business, his assiduous attention to his duties, and his strict integrity 
in all matters committed to his care, so won the confidence of his employers that soon after 
his majority he became one of the members of the house, and one of the most trusted of its 
agents in the transaction of an extended commerce, devolving upon him responsibilities 
of great magnitude. 

"Ardently attached to his native country, and desiring to return to it at the earliest 
period his engagements would permit, he, while abroad, declined many advantageous busi- 
ness connections, which would have made his residence in a foreign land, a permanent one. 
After an absence of eighteen years, spent principally in France, he returned to this country 
and established himself in a mercantile business in New Orleans, where he amassed a large 
fortune, which was wrecked in the commercial convulsions of 1836. For the next few years, 
his most earnest efforts were directed to the extrication of himself and his associates from 
their pecuniary embarrassments, and this accomplished, with a cheerful courage, he turned 
from the strife and turmoil of commerce, to the peaceful pursuit of agriculture, and sweets 
of domestic privacy. From his beautiful retreat at 'The Island,' one of those exquisite 
gems which adorn the majestic St. Lawrence, he watched the moral and political changes 
of the times with intense interest, and often with a prescience almost prophetic. And here, 
surrounded by an interesting family, his career drew to a peaceful close, cheered by the 
hopes of a gospel which he early embraced, and which had sustained him amid the many 
trials of his extended life, and here in a beautiful spot on his loved 'Island' home, he awaits 
the fruition of his Christian faith. 

"In manners, he was a gentleman of the old school, and in his opinions, he was clear 
and decided. His frankness carried conviction of the honesty of his purposes, and inspired 
a respect for his person and character, and his unwavering kindness of heart, and pureness 
of life rendered him the idol of the family circle where his memory will long be tenderly 
revered, and his many virtues cherished. 

"He was held in peculiarly tender reverence by a large circle of friends, from the fact 
that, added to his many genial qualities of heart and mind, he was the last of a noble genera- 
tion of men and women, many of whom were associated with those most loved and honored 
in our country." 

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CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

1478. Gertrude G. Ogden, b. June 12, 1831; d. Aug. 3, i860; m. Aug. 3, 1859, Walford 


(No mention of children.) 

1479. Sarah Frances Ogden, b. June 9, 1833; m. Rev. Thomas Green Clemson. 

1480. Meredith Ludlow Ogden, b. Mar. 25, 1835; d. Jan. 1, 1864. 

An inscription found in the "Island" family cemetery at Waddington, 
N. Y., reads: "Sacred to the memory of Meredith Ludlow Ogden who fell 
on the battle field in East Tennessee Jan. 1, 1864, in the 29th year of his 
age. ' I cannot in their hour of peril turn my back upon the friends of many 
years. ' " 

1481. Anne Meredith Ogden, b. Dec. 31, 1837; d. Nov. 20, 1867. 

1482. Rebecca E. Ogden, b. May 23, 1839; d. May 18, 1842. 

1483. William Morris Meredith Ogden, b. May 9, 1844. 

497. Frances S. Ogden (Abraham 176 , David s °, Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. June 23, 1788; d. Aug. 3, 1824; m. June 1, 1815, Nathaniel 
Lawrence, b. ; d. 1824. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

1484. Robert Lawrence, b. ; d. . 

1485. Sarah F. Lawrence, b. -; d. 1894; m. William Talbot. 

i486. Mary Lawrence, b. ; d. ; m. Thomas T. Kesteven. 

1487. Philip H. Lawrence, b. ; 1st m. Charlotte Bailey; 2d m. Margaret 


1488. Nathaniel T. Lawrence, b. ; m. Laura Bacon. 

498. David B. Ogden, Esq. (Samuel 178 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Oct. 31, 1775; d. July 16, 1849; m. No. 494, Margaretta E. 
Ogden, b. Aug. 17, 1783; d. Sept. 3, 1834; dau. of No. 176, Abraham 
Ogden and Sarah F. Ludlow, his wife. 

David B. Ogden, Esq. 498 was a very eminent lawyer of New York City. He was 
born at Morrisania, N. Y. " He was for many years amongst the most prominent of 
the famous lawyers who adorned the bar of the U. S. Supreme Court ; being associated 
with, or pitted against Webster, Wirt, Pinkney, and other giants of the day. His argu- 
ments were characterized by a directness and simplicity of statement both of law and fact, 
that caused Chief Justice Taney to call him the ' Sledge Hammer of the Court. ' He died 
on Staten Island July 16, 1849, in his 74th year, and was buried in what is called the 
Marble Cemetery." — -"Sketch of Trinity Church, Newark, N. J." 
CHILDREN (Chart 4) : 

1489. Samuel M. Ogden, b. ; d. circa 1879; m - Susan Hull. 

1490. Sarah Ludlow Ogden, b. ; d. . 

1491. Gouverneur M. Ogden, b. 1809; d. 1884; m. Harriet V. C. Evans. 

1492. Thomas L. Ogden, b. 1816; d. Feb. 18, 1882; m. No. 1509, Jane Johnson. 

1493. Euphemia Ogden, b. ; d. . 

1494. Eliza de Luze Ogden, b. ; d. . 

1495. Frances L. Ogden, b. ; d. 1886. 

1496. David Bayard Ogden, Jr., b. 1826; d. May 25, 1865; m. Lucia Alice Wall. 


DAVID B. Oc;l)K\, Ks 

^cbcntl) defeneration 

499. Gertrude G. Ogden (Samuel" 8 , David 50 , Josiah'°, David 5 , 
John 1 ), b. Jan. 9, 1777; d. Oct. 9, 1828; m. Nov. 26, 1795, William Mere- 
dith, b. July 2, 1772; d. Sept. 1844; son of- Jonathan Meredith and 
Elizabeth Tucky, his wife. 

The Merediths were a notable Philadelphia family. Mrs. Gertrude G. (Ogden) 
Meredith«o was buried in St. Peter's Churchyard, Phila., Pa. 
CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

1497. Gertrude Euphemia Meredith, b. Aug. 15, 1797; d. . 

1498. William Morris Meredith, b. June 8, 1799; d. Aug. 17, 1873; '"■ Catharine 


1499. Elizabeth Meredith, b. Sept. 19, 1S01; d. July 26, 181 2. 

1500. Sarah Ogden Meredith, b. Mar. 22, 1803; d. Jan. 1, 1878; m. No. 495, Isaac 

Ogden. (See No. 49s.) 

1 501. Catharine Ann Powell Meredith, b. Nov. 10, 1804; d. May 8, 1849; m. No. 

1422, Meredith Ogden. (See No. 1422.) 

1502. Samuel Ogden Meredith, b. July 5, 1806; d. Apr. 17, 1877; m. Frances Maria 


1503. Miriam Gratz Meredith, b. Aug. 30, 1808; d. ; m. No. 1410, Duncan C. 

Ogden. (See No. 1410.) 

1504. GOUVERNEUR MoRRIS MEREDITH, b. Sept. I 5, 1810; d. . 

1505. Morris Ogden Meredith, b. June 17, 1812; m. Macready. 

1506. Joseph Dennie Meredith, b. May 23, 1814; d. Dee. 30, 1856; m. Sarah Emlen 


1507. Sullivan Meredith, b. July 5, 1816; d. Dec. 26, 1874; m. Julia Frances 


507. Caroline Knox Ogden (Samuel 178 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Feb. 23, 1791; d. May 11, 1844; m. Isaac A. Johnson, son of 
Uzal Johnson. 

The Johnson family belonged to Newark, N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

1508. Gertrude Johnson, b. . 

1509. Jane Johnson, b. Dec. 1831; d. Sept. 11, 1891; m. No. 1492, Thomas L. 

Ogden. (See No. 1492.) 

530. Mary Ricketts Van Cortlandt (Catharine Ogden' 95 , Jacob 53 , 

Josiah 10 , David 3 , John"), b. 1763; d. ; m. July 10, 1784, John 

McNiel Anderson, b. ; d. 1804. 

CHILDREN (Chart 17): 

1510. Mary Anne Anderson, b. 1789; d. 1839; m. 1819, Henry Young, b. ; d. 

1850. They had 2 children. 

1511. John McNiel Anderson, Jr., b. 1791; d. 1814. 

1512. Philip Van Cortlandt Anderson, b. 1793; d. Apr. 24, 1842; m. 1824, Lucy 

Young, b. ; d. 1881; dau. of Harry Young. 

They had 9 children. 

1513. James Anderson, b. 1796; d. . 


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1514. Elizabeth Elliot Anderson, b. 1799; d. 1865; m. 1828, Capt. Alexander 

Trotter, b. ; d. 1852. 

They had 7 children. 

1515. Catharine Ogden Anderson, b. 1802; d. 1863; m. 1825, Capt. Frederick 

Angelo, b. ; d. 1865. 

They had 9 children. 

1 516. Margaret Douglas Anderson, b. 1803; d. 1874; m. 1824, Capt. Noel Freer, 

b. ; d. 1868. 

They had 5 children. 

531. Elizabeth Van Cortlandt (Catharine Ogden los , Jacob", Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1764; d. 1816; m. May 6, 1791, William Taylor, 
b. ; d. 1806. 

CHILDREN (Chart 17): 

1517. John William Taylor, b. 1792; d. . 

1518. Lieut. Gen. Pringle Taylor, b. 1796; d. 1886; m. July 12, 1827 Adelaide 

Shedden, b. ; d. ; dau. of Col. John Shedden. 

They had 4 children. 

1519. Cortlandt Taylor, b. ; d. ; m. Oct. 2, 1826, Emily Chambers. 

They had 4 children. 

1520. George Elliot Taylor, b. ; d. 1833; m. Oct. 16, 1828, Laura Johnson, 

dau. of William Henry Johnson and Maria Alsop Farquhar, his wife. 
They had 3 children. 

1521. Catharine Eliza Taylor, b. ; d. ; m. 1814, Dr. Clement Clarke 

Moore, b. 1779; d. 1863; son of Rt. Rev. Benjamin Moore, Bishop of New 
York, and Charity Clarke, his wife. 

Dr. Clement C. Moore resided in New York City. He graduated at 
Columbia College, and in 1821 entered the faculty of the General Theolog- 
ical Seminary. He was a noted Hebrew scholar and a poet, and was the 
author of " 'Twas the Night before Christmas." He was a great lover of 
children. His body lies in Trinity Cemetery. 
They had 10 children. 

1522. Susan Taylor, b. ; d. . 

532. Catharine Van Cortlandt (Catharine Ogden 195 , Jacob 53 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1764; d. ; m. Dr. William Gourley. 

CHILDREN (Chart 17): 

1523. Catharine Gourley, b. July 7, 1788; d. 1863; 1st m. Roddam Douglas; 2d 

m. James Brace. 

(No mention of children.) 

1524. Eliza Gourley, b. ; d. . 

1525. Jane Gourley, b. ; d. ; m. Col. John Austen. 

They had 4 children. 

1526. John Gourley, b. 1794; d. 1833. 

1527. Gertrude Gourley, b. ; d. 1847. 

537. Gertrude Van Cortlandt (Catharine Ogden 195 , Jacob 53 , Josiah 10 , 

David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1772; d. ; m. 1789, Vice Admiral Sir Edward 

Buller, b. ; d. 1829. 


^cbcntl) (Bcncvatton 

Vice Admiral Sir Edward Buller, Baronet, was Member of Parliament and Recorder 
of East Soc. Lodge of Trenant Park, Cornwall, England. 
CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

1528. John S. A. Buller, b. ; d. . 

1529. Anna Maria Buller, b. 1788; d. 1845; m. 1824, Col. James Drummond Buller 

Elphinstone, b. ; d. 1859; son of Hon. Fullerton Elphinstone. 

They had 8 children. 

540. Jacob Ogden Van Cortlandt (Catharine Ogden 195 , Jacob", 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1777; d. 1811; m. Ann Warrington, b. 

; d. ; dau. of Rev. D. Warrington. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

1530. George Van Cortlandt, b. ; d. . 

1 53 1 . Emma Van Cortlandt, b. ; d. ; m. Capt. W. H. Warrington. 

They had 9 children. 

546. Sophia Sawyer Van Cortlandt (Catharine Ogden 195 , Jacob", 

Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1789; d. ; m. 1815, Capt. Sir William 

Howe Mulcaster, b. ; d. 1837. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

1532. Gertrude Elizabeth Mulcaster, b. 1816; d. 1889; m. 1843, John Stan- 

forth Beckett, b. ; d. 1868. 

(No mention of children.) 

1 533. William Frederick Mulcaster, b. 1817; d. 1820. 

1534. William Edward Mulcaster, b. 1820; d. 1887; m. 1846, Maria L. C. Ander- 

son, b. 1829; d. 1846. 

They had 1 child. 

1535. Sidney William Mulcaster, b. 1825; d. . 

1536. Georgiana Harriet Mulcaster, b. 1830; d. i860; m. 1855, Egerton 

William Harding, b. ; d. 1884. 

They had 3 children. 

550. James De Peyster Ogden (Jacob 202 , Jacob 53 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Aug. 26, 1790; d. Apr. 7, 1870; m. Lavinia Beckwith. 

James De Peyster Ogdensso began his business career as a clerk in the mercantile 
firm of Van Home & Clarkson, in New York City, and soon became a trusted agent for the 
firm abroad. While in Liverpool, Eng., he acted for a time as U. S. Consul under President 

He deeply deplored the Civil War, and his sympathies were very strong with the South; 
yet he recognized the duty of opposing secession, and exerted all his powers against it. 
As a merchant, his record for over fifty years stands without a mark of unfairness or unjust- 
ness against it. CHILDREN (Chart 4) : 

1 537. James Ogden, b. ; d. . 

1538. Charles Richard Ogden, b. Sept. 26, 1840; d. May 20, 1882; m. Bessie A. 


1539. Mary Elizabeth Ogden, b. ; m. George Hyatt. 

(No mention of children.) 

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554. Mary Murray Ogden (William 204 , Jacob 53 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Sept. 29, 1792; d. July 20, 1881 ; m. No. 1370, Murray Hoff- 
man, b. Sept. 29, 1792; d. May 7, 1878; son of No. 482, Martin Hoffman, 
and Beulah Murray, his wife. 

Mary Murray Ogdenss4 was second wife of No. 1370, Murray Hoffman, he having 
first married Nov. 17, 1789, Frances A. Burrall, b. 1800; d. 1833; dau. of Jonathan 
Burrall and F. Wickham, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

1540. Susan Ogden Hoffman, b. Feb. 6, 1838. 

1541. Beulah Hoffman, b. Sept. 15, 1840; d. Oct. 4, 1852. 

1542. Burrall Hoffman, b. Mar. 6, 1842. 

Children of No. 1370, Murray Hoffman and Frances A. Burrall. 

1543. Wickham Hoffman, b. Apr. 2, 1820; m. Elizabeth Baylies, b. 1824. 

Child: Francis Burrall HoFFMAN I 543 a . 

1544. Murray Hoffman, b. Mar. 4, 1824; d. May 26, 1891. 

1545. Julia Hoffman, b. Sept. 16, 1829; d. July 14, 1881. 

1546. Frances Burrall Hoffman, b. May 9, 1832; m. Benjamin W. Strong, b. Jan. 

2i, 1829; son of James Strong and Aletta Remsen, his wife. 

Children: James R. Strong'S46»; Frances B. Strong i s4^; Charlotte 
Strong>s46c ; Murray H. Strong>546=1; Helen W. Strongis46=; Marion R. 


555. Susan Lindley Ogden (William 204 , Jacob 53 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Sept. 26, 1804; d. May 20, 1862; m. May 29, 1823, No. 137 1, 
Lindley Murray Hoffman, b. July 2, 1793; d. June 5, 1861; son of No. 
482, Martin Hoffman and Beulah Murray, his wife. 
CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

1547. Hannah M. Hoffman, b. May 27, 1824; d. Oct. 25, 1831. 

1548. William Ogden Hoffman, b. Oct. 2, 1827; d. June 28, 1889; m. Emma Bronson. 

1549. Susan Ogden Hoffman, b. Dec. 13, 1828; d. Dec. 12, 1898. 

Her life was devoted to philanthropic work, her activities covering 
many fields of charity. The immediate cause of her death was over-work 
at a fair conducted for the Home of the Destitute Blind in the Waldorf- 
Astoria, New York City. She owned a handsome place on Bellevue Ave., 
Newport, and spent her summers there until recent years, when she moved 
to Morristown, N. J. 

1550. Edward Seton Hoffman, M.D., b. Aug. 24, 1830; d. Feb. 28, 1876; m. Mar. 20, 

1855, Gertrude Bronson, b. ; d. Morristown, N.J., Jan. 21, 1899; 

dau. of Judge Isaac Bronson and Sophronia Beebe, his wife. 

Dr. Edward S. Hoffman'sso was grad. of Columbia College, 1851; 
M.D. Coll. of Physicians and Surgeons, 1855; Surgeon U. S. Vols. 1861-65. 
(No children mentioned.) 

1 5 5 1 . Mary Hoffman, b. Sept. 3, 1832; d. Apr. 7, 1833. 

1552. Elizabeth Hoffman, b. Oct. 29, 18 — ; m. George Macculloch Miller. 

1553. Henry Hoffman, b. Aug. 1835; d. Sept. 1835. 

1554. Frederick Hoffman, b. Mar. 1837; d. Aug. 1837. 

1555. Katharine Seton Hoffman, b. Dec 24, 18 — ; m. Aug. 13, 1862, Henry W. 

Miller, b. May 8, 18 — ; son of Jacob W. Miller and Mary L. Macculloch, 
his wife. (No children mentioned.) 

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571. Daniel Ogden (John 232 , David 62 , Thomas' 2 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Hanover, N. J., Sept. 12, 1763; d. Walton, N.Y., Feb. iS, 1835; m. 
Apr. 15, 1789, Phebe Lindsley, b. Aug. 15, 1766; d. Feb. 17, 1835; dau. 
of Moses Lindsley and Irany Rayner, his wife. 

Daniel Ogdens7i was an earnest young patriot of the Revolutionary War, and served 
two terms in the Federal army in his father's stead, being in the battle of Springfield, while 
his father. John Ogden, was at home in Morristown, N. J., actively engaged in the patriot 
cause. He died at Walton, N. Y., being stricken with paralysis while standing by the open 
grave of his wife, and died a few hours later. 

CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

1556. Zenas Ogden, b. Feb. 3, 1790; d. ; 1st m. Julia Marsh; 2d m. Melitta 


1557. Silas Ogden, b. Dec. 11, 1791; d. ; m. Jane McCord. 

1558. Moses Lindsley Ogden, b. Sept. 12, 1793; d. Mar. 21, 1S70; 1st m. No. 1585, 

Hannah Ogden; 2d m. Phebe Case. 

1559. Henry Ogden, b. July 15, 1795; d. unm. July 15, 1840. 

1560. James Ogden, b. Aug. 8, 1797; d. unm. Mar. 1, 1886. 

1 561. Julia Ogden, b. May 4, 1800; d. Nov. 23, 1846; m. Henry Smith. 

1562. Abraham Ogden, b. May 23, 1802; d. Mar. 11, 1856; 1st m. Margaret Sawyer; 

2d m. Lydia Ann Patchen. 

1563. Elias Ogden, b. Sept. 1, 1804; d. unm. May 21, 1851. 

1564. Thomas Jefferson Ogden, b. Mar. 27, 1807; d. Mar. 27, 1S81; m. Eliza B. 


1565. George Washington Ogden, b. May 26, 1810; d. May 23, 1869; m. Electa 


1566. Eliza Ann Irene Ogden, b. June 18, 1812; d. Dec. 1, 1876; m. Gabriel S. 


572. Anna Ogden (John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 
Feb. 14, 1765; d. July 3, 1821; m. Dec. 23, 1786, Bethuel Pierson, 
b. Jan. 14, 1765; d. . 

Anna {Ogden) Piersons7* was born, married, lived and died at Morristown, N. J. 
CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

1567. Catharine Pierson, b. May 20, 1788; d. Aug. 30, 1820. 

1568. Abraham Pierson, b. Mar. 1, 1790; d. Sept. 28, 1803. 

1569. Aphia Pierson, b. Mar. 28, 1792; d. Jan. 13, 1871; 1st m. Henry H. Noyes; 

2d m. William Stoddard. 

1570. John Pierson, b. July 28, 1794; d. Apr. 1, 1869. 

1 57 1. Jacob Pierson, b. Nov. 8, 1797; d. June 21, 1798. 

1572. Anna Vashti Pierson, b. Nov. 6, 1799; d. May 9, 1804. 

1573. Albert Pierson, b. Nov. 29, 1801; d. Oct. 22, 1885. 

573. Rachel Ogden (John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John'), 
b. Jan. 4, 1767; d. Apr. 17, 1798; m. Jan. 31, 1788, Zenas Lindsley, 
b. July 21, 1764; d. Mar. 11, 1801; son of Moses Lindsley and Irany Rayner, 
his wife. 


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CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

1574. Jacob Lindsley, b. circa 1788; d. Sept. 26, 1795. 

1 575. Anna Ogden Lindsley, b. circa 1791; d. Dec. 29, 1822; m. Ephraim Beach. 

1576. George Lindsley, b. circa 1792; d. Sept. 27, 1795. 

575. Abraham Ogden (John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Nov. 24, 1771; d. Aug. 10, 1825; m. Feb. 4, 1802, Abigail Weed, b. 
Sept. 30, 1788; d. Chicago, 111., Oct. 9, 1850; dau. of Lieut. James Weed 
and Sarah Richards, his wife. 

"Abraham Ogdens75 was born in Hanover township, Morris Co., N. J., Nov. 24, 1771. 
From papers left by his son, the late William B. Ogden of Chicago, and from the land records 
of Morris Co., the location of the house in which Abraham Ogdens7s was born has been 

"His father, John Ogden^*, at the time of the Revolutionary War, owned and operated 
a mill on a stream that empties into the Whippany river near Whippany village. Where 
the road leading from Morristown, N. J., to Parsippany crosses this stream, the remains of 
the house and mill could be seen only a few years ago. Here John Ogden made flour for the 
army at Morristown, and it is stated that his wife often made the flour into bread for the 
hungry soldiers. The property afterwards came into possession of his son Abrahams75 
and so remained until May 3, 1819, when he sold it to John Canfield. 

"When about 18 years of age, Abraham determined to seek his fortune elsewhere, 
and set out for Washington, the then newly-adopted seat of government. Arriving at 
Philadelphia he visited the Dickinson family, who had formerly lived in Morris Co., and was 
convinced by them that the upper Delaware country offered greater advantages to ener- 
getic settlers than did Washington. Accordingly he joined a company that Jesse Dickinson 
was organizing, and went with it to what is now Cannonsville, in Delaware Co., N. Y. 

"They built the first mill on the Delaware river, calling it the Federal Mill, as it was 
built about the time of the adoption of the first Constitution of the United States establish- 
ing Federal authority. The settlement was known as the 'Dickinson Settlement,' 'The City,' 
and as 'Federal Bar.' Finally it became 'Cannonsville,' which name it has since retained. 

"What induced Abraham Ogdens75 to leave the Dickinson Settlement does not appear, 
but in 1797 we find him on the west branch of the Delaware, just above the present village 
of Walton, N. Y. With him were his brothers Isaac576, Jacobs78 and Williams8o | the latter 
a boy of 11 years. Abraham and Isaac purchased land adjoining the east line of the Walton 
tract and erected a saw-mill just below Weed's Bridge, so called after Lieut. James Weed, 
a Revolutionary War officer who had settled there a few years before, and whose youngest 
daughter was destined to become Abraham Ogden's wife. 

"Abraham and Isaac divided their land between them, Isaac taking the lower half. 
As an evidence of the industry displayed by them it may be stated that within three years 
after their arrival they had built them each a house, and had a saw-mill in operation, with a 
carding machine at work in the upper story. Soon after this they added a fulling mill, and 
were manufacturing woolen goods suitable for the demands of the times. 

"During the administration of President Monroe, the state of New York, in order to 
encourage the manufacture of woolen goods, offered a silver tea set as a prize for the best 
woolen goods made in the state. This prize was awarded Abraham Ogden, and is still in 
possession of his descendants. In design it was emblematic of the woolen industry, and is 
shown in the accompanying illustration. 

"The land comprising the Walton tract was covered with a growth of immense pine 
trees, and these had only to be cut and rafted down the Delaware to Philadelphia to find 

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a ready market at a profitable price. The winters were spent in felling these trees and getting 
them to the river bank, where they were made into rafts and floated down the river by the 
aid of the spring freshets. A portion of the original Ogden tract is still called the 'Mast 
lot, ' from the great number of masts and spars that were cut from it and sold to agents of 
the Government at S 50 a piece. So valuable did this lot become that others laid claim to it 
through an alleged flaw in the survey; but after being tried out in the courts the Ogdens 
were sustained in its ownership, and afterwards sold it for Si 8,000. 

"Abraham Ogdens7s was an excellent business manager and his affairs were greatly 
prospered. His dealings in lumber and wool became extensive and often made visits to 
New York and Philadelphia necessary. 

"At the age of 31 he found himself in circumstances that warranted his taking a life 
partner, and on the 2d day of February, 1802, he married Abigail Weed, the youngest 
child of Lieut. James Weed and Sarah Richards, his wife. The marriage took place at the 
home of the bride, Rev. David Harrower, the first settled minister at Walton, performing 
the ceremony. 

"Mrs. Ogden was born in New Canaan, Conn., Sept. 30, 1788, and, like her husband, 
was of Revolutionary stock. Her father, Lieut. James Weed, was also born at New Canaan, 
and when a boy of 14 enlisted in the French and Indian War. After the war he returned to 
New Canaan, and about 1764 married Sarah, daughter of James Richards. When the War 
of the Revolution broke out he enlisted in Capt. Hoyt's Company, and served under different 
commanders until peace was declared, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. 

"After the war several families left New Canaan and settled on the west branch of the 
Delaware river in New York, and in the spring of 1791 Lieut. Weed joined them, locating 
himself a few miles above the present village of Walton. He spent the summer in clearing 
land and in building him a log house, returning to New Canaan in the fall for his family. 
Only tradition is left to tell of their journey to the new house, and that only says they came 
by way of Kingston, crossing the mountains on pack horses. This brief mention gives 
slight token of the hardships endured, or the difficulties overcome on such a journey, and 
by such means of conveyance, of a large family, some of them young children, and with 
such household belongings as are indispensable even in a new country. But they arrived 
safely, on the evening of Nov. 3d, and doubtless found a warm welcome awaiting them from 
old acquaintances and neighbors from the old home they had exchanged for the new. The 
bridge across the Delaware near their home was called 'Weed's Bridge, ' and the settlement 
that sprang up around them has since been known by that name. 

"Abraham Ogden and his young wife began housekeeping in a plank house that he had 
built near the saw-mill, and just below Weed's Bridge. In this house their four oldest children 
were born. In the meantime another and a better house had been builded and into this 
they moved Oct. 14, 1809. Here until 1820 they lived happy contented lives. The work 
was hard, and there was plenty of it, but they could foresee fortunes which hard work could 
not fail to give into their possession. 

"As early as 1791 these busy people had found time to build a log house, for a school 
house during the week, and a church on Sundays. In 1802 a library was established which 
was added to from time to time until in 1809 it was incorporated as the 'Walton Library' 
by act of the Legislature. 

"In 1820, in the midst of his usefulness, Mr. Ogden was stricken with paralysis, and 
from that time until his death, on Aug. 10, 1825, he was entirely helpless. His mental facul- 
ties however remained unimpaired, and with the assistance of his son, William Butler Ogden, 
then a lad of 15, he was able to direct from his bedside a successful termination of his business 
affairs. He was buried in the burying ground near the log church he had helped to build, 
and where many of his neighbors were already resting from their labors. 

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"Mrs. Ogden survived her husband some twenty years. When her son William B. 
settled in Chicago she made his house her home, where she died Oct. 9, 1850. Her remains 
were brought to Walton and buried in the new cemetery in the southeast part of the village, 
and those of her husband were removed from the old burying ground and placed by her 

The Butler family, here connected with the Ogden family, was first represented in 
America by Jonathan Butler 3 , an Irish gentleman, who settled in Saybrook, Conn., in 
1724. He married, Dec. 8, 1726, Temperance Buckingham, daughter of Daniel Bucking- 
ham, and Sarah Lee, his wife. Their children were Jonathan 1 ', Elnathan c , Stephen" 1 , 
EzEKiEL e , b. Apr. 12, 1734, John' Charles^, Temperance 11 , Anne 1 , Sarah- 1 , and Hester 1 * 
(probably not named in order of birth). 

Ezekiel BuTLER e , the fourth named, married Mabel Jones of Saybrook, Conn. She 
is said to have been a lineal descendant of Col. John Jones (one of the Regicides) and his 
wife Henrietta, sister of Oliver Cromwell. Ezekiel Butler 6 and Mabel, his wife, had 
Ezekiel, Jr. 1 , Elias™, Mabel", Medad", born at Branford, Conn., Jan. 23, 1766; died, 
New York City, Feb. 27, 1847, Temperance', Johni, Mary' and William 5 . 

Medad Butler", m. at Kinderhook Landing, N. Y. (afterward Stuyvesant), Dec. 9, 
1794, Hannah Tylee, dau. of Samuel Tylee and Hannah Emmons, his wife. Their chil- 
dren (all born at Kinderhook Landing) were Benjamin Franklin', b. Dec. 14, 1795, 
Walter Tylee 1 ', b. July 20, 1798, Charles', b. Feb. 15, 1802, Clarissa", b. Sept. 3, 1805, 
Henry Elias", b. Nov. 4, 1810, Harriet*', b. Jan. 12, 1809, and Cornelia Hannah 2 , b. 
Oct. 16, 1814. 

Charles Butler v m. No. 1577, Eliza Abigail Ogden. 
CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

1577. Eliza Abigail Ogden, b. June 29, 1803; d. Feb. 2, 1878; m. Charles Butler. 

1578. William Butler Ogden, b. June 15, 1805; d. Aug. 3, 1877; m. Feb. 9, 1875, 

Marianna T. Arnot, b. Apr. 10, 1825; d. Sept. 28, 1904; dau. of John Arnot 
and Harriet Tuttle, his wife. (See biography below.) 

1579. Phebe Ogden, b. May 15, 1807; d. Sept. 21, 1807. 

1580. Albert Abraham Ogden, b. Apr. 14, 1809; d. Mar. 12, 1815. 

1581. Mahlon Dickerson Ogden, b. July 16, 1811; d. Feb. 13, 1880; 1st m. Hen- 

rietta Maria Kasson; 2d m. Frances Elizabeth Sheldon. 

1582. Emily Butler Ogden, b. June 23, 1815; d. July 28, 1884; m. Nelson Knox 


1583. Caroline Ogden, b. July 18, 1817; d. Feb. 18, 1885; 1st m. William E. Jones; 

2d m. Ezra Butler McCagg. 

1584. Frances Ogden, b. Feb. 13, 1824; d. June 20, 1870; m. Edwin H. Sheldon. 

No. 1578, William Butler Ogden. 
early career. 

William B. Ogdeni578 was a specimen of robust boyhood, athletic, and fond of all boyish 
sports. He was especially fond of deer-hunting among his native hills in Delaware county, 
New York, and was remarkably accurate as a rifle shot. He developed into splendid physical 
manhood, being a little above medium height, and possessing large dark gray eyes, broad 
forehead, a ruddy complexion, a clear, musical voice, all tending to give him a manly and 
imposing presence. 

He determined quite early in life to acquire a liberal education, and devote himself to 
the practice of law. He had hardly commenced his academic course, at the early age of 
fifteen, when his father's sudden prostration of health required him to return home to 
assume the management of his father's business, and the care of the family. Although the 

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business so heroically assumed required great attention, and carried him to many cities, 
he found opportunity to cultivate his mind by reading, and gained much practical knowl- 
edge by wide observation during his travels. 

Meanwhile, at the age of eighteen years, he entered the military service of his native 
state, and was elected a commissioned officer the first day of duty; on the second day he 
was appointed Aid to his esteemed friend, Brig. Gen. Frederic P. Foote. The Hon. Selah 
R. Hobbie, for many years the distinguished Ass't Postmaster General of the United States, 
was a member of Gen. Foote's staff at the same time, and had been an intimate friend of 
Mr. Ogden from boyhood. Upon the retirement of Major Hobbie as Brigade Inspector, Mr. 
Ogden was appointed to the position, and served for several years. During Gen. Jackson's 
presidency, Mr. Ogden was made postmaster of his village, Walton, and so remained until 
his removal to Chicago. 


At the age of twenty-one he became a partner in a mercantile firm that was moderately 
successful, but the play of his unusual powers naturally demanded a larger sphere of activity. 
He remained a few more years in his native county, when his attention was called to the 
possibilities of Chicago by his brother-in-law Charles Butler, Esq., and he determined upon 
a trip west. He reached Chicago in June, 1835, when the site of the future great metropolis 
was marked by little more than Fort Dearborn and a few huts, and when there were few 
more than 5000 persons between Lake Michigan and the Pacific. Mr. Ogden* lived to see the 
population increased 2000 fold. His remarkable foresight convinced him that this terminus 
of Western lake navigation would become the centre of a vast empire of commercial life. 
He at once united with friends in the purchase of extensive real estate and established a 
land and trust agency known as the "American Land Co." The concern grew into one of 
the greatest institutions of the West. His first real estate ventures in 1835-6 were eminently 
successful, but he became financially embarrassed in 1837-8 by assuming liabilities for his 
friends whom he had endeavored to aid. He struggled with these embarrassments till 
1S42-3, when he fully cleared himself of the entanglements. 


His real estate enterprises were immense. His sales for himself and others exceeded 
many millions of dollars, requiring many thousands of deeds and contracts signed by him. 
He laid out and constructed over one hundred miles of streets at his own expense and that 
of his clients, and built two bridges over the Chicago river. He constructed the first floating 
swing-bridge at Chicago, before having seen one. 

Nearly all the public improvements of the city were originated by him, and he pro- 
jected and built thousands of miles of railways passing through, or centering in Chicago. 
In this vast development, he was actuated as much by an abiding faith in the future of his 
country as by consideration of return of the invested capital. He early engaged in intro- 
ducing McCormick's mowing and reaping machines in the West. He built up the first large 
manufactory to produce them, and at his suggestion the first reaper was sent to the London 
Exhibition of 1851. 


Mr. Ogden was the first Mayor of Chicago, and while an incumbent of that office, an 
event occurred, the outcome of which made one of the brightest pages of his history. Some 
frightened debtors had been led by scheming demagogues to call a meeting to devise meas- 
ures by which the law for the collection of debts might be suspended. Inflammatory speeches 
had been made, in which the debtors' sufferings and pecuniary dangers had been described. 
The Mayor was called upon, when, in a masterly address in which he displayed wonderful 
tact and persuasiveness, he exhorted his fellow citizens not to commit the folly of proclaim- 
ing their own dishonor. He entreated the embarrassed to courageously bear up against 


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adverse circumstances, remembering that no misfortune was as great as personal dishonor. 
"Above all things," said he, "do not tarnish the honor of our infant city." His pleadings 
prevailed. He always personally exemplified the American spirit of hopefulness and self- 
help. Pride of citizenship impelled him to ever come forward in times of emergency, when 
either his city or country needed mature judgment, and energetic, intelligent action. It 
was ever his aim to maintain public faith and credit. 


His fertility of resources, and unbounded enthusiasm that led him to open up to com- 
merce and agriculture the great Northwest, and to establish facilities for the immense ship- 
ping trade of the great lakes, naturally made him a leading railroad promoter and magnate. 
The scope of his railway schemes was truly marvelous. "His acts are written in lines of 
iron all over the West. " While he directly labored to connect the richest and most promis- 
ing sections of the great Northwest with Chicago by many railway routes, he planned a 
direct and continuous line from New York to Chicago, and thence westward to the Pacific 
He was President of the Galena & Chicago Union R. R. Co., President of the Northwestern 
R. R. Co., President of the Illinois & Wisconsin R. R. Co., President of the Buffalo & Missis- 
sippi R. R. Co. in Indiana, until merged in the Michigan Central; President of the Chicago 
St. Paul & Fond-du-Lac R. R. Co., the road of the latter company being constructed largely 
from his own means. He was also President of the Wisconsin & Superior Land Grant R. R 
Co. He served as president of the great National Railroad Convention held at Philadel 
phia in 1850, whose work was to take measures for the construction of the Pacific Rail- 
road. He was first President of the Union Pacific R. R. and held the position until the 
demands of his other vast business enterprises compelled him to retire as the executive 
head. He was a Director and afterward Receiver of the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago 
R. R., but generously refused the offered $25,000 salary, saying the road needed all avail- 
able money. The construction of most of the foregoing railroads was accomplished only 
after the most energetic and indefatigable exertions that would have disheartened most 
men. He labored more as a pioneer, and his services were to a great extent gratuitous and 
unselfish. When he retired from the Presidency of one of the greatest railroad corporations 
of the world, the Northwestern Railroad, in June, 1868, having been connected with the 
road since 1847, the stockholders unanimously adopted the following resolution: 

"Resolved, That his [W. B. Ogden's] connection with this Company, dating back 

for a period of twenty-one years, his disinterested labors in its behalf without fee or 

reward during the whole time, the benefit he has conferred upon it and the country, 

demand our grateful acknowledgments, and we hereby tender him our warmest thanks 

for his long services and our best wishes for his long-continued health and prosperity." 

As to official position, Mr. Ogden was also the first President of Rush Medical College, 

President of the Chicago Branch of the State Bank of Illinois, President of the Board of 

Sewerage Commissioners of Chicago, and President of the Sturgeon Bay & Lake Michigan 

Canal & Harbor Co. 


Bishop Clarkson, an intimate friend of Mr. Ogden, gives the following concerning his 
education: "Mr. Ogden, although not a scholar himself, was yet the liberal patron of learn- 
ing, and of art, and the cherished guest and companion of scholars, of men of learning. His 
wonderful conversational powers, and his amazing capacity of gathering and assimilating 
knowledge and information on all subjects, made him 'the peer, if not the prince,' of the 
most cultured companies. He had an enthusiastic love of whatsoever was beautiful in nature, 
and true and real in man. Meanness instinctively shrank away from his presence, and false- 
hood and dishonesty cowered before his glance." 


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His intellectual and ethical tastes are thus spoken of by the Hon. Isaac X. Arnold of 
Chicago: "He was a lover of music and painting and poetry. Indeed, he possessed a sensi- 
bility to beauty in every form, and to the expression of noble sentiment in the arts and in 
literature, very rare in a man so absorbed in business and in great enterprises. He was 
never more attractive than in his library reciting the poetry of Bryant, Halleck, Holmes, 
Burns, Moore, and Scott; or at his piano, playing an accompaniment to his own voice as he 
sang with expression, if not with artistic skill, the simple ballads of Burns and Moore, and 
other songs popular thirty years ago. . . . His was one of those sympathetic natures 
that brought gladness into every circle he entered. His smile was like the sunshine to the 
landscape. He developed and brought into action whatever was good in those with whom 
he associated. . . His nature was an inspiration and a stimulant. . . . No one 

entered his presence who was not made happier, and made to think better of themselves, 
and of others, of life and humanity." 


Much has been said of Mr. Ogden's unusual powers of expression, both in ordinary 
conversation, and when before an audience. Mr. Arnold relates the following interesting 
occurrence of July 23, 1839, which demonstrates his happy choice of language, striking 
metaphors, and eloquent delivery. A large and magnificent steamer, the "Illinois," lay at 
the wharf of Xewberry & Dole, and the people of Chicago, scarcely 4000 in number, who 
had purchased a suit of colors worthy the splendid boat, were gathered en masse at the 
harbor to present the same to Capt. Blake, her commander, and to Oliver Newberry, her 
owner. At that time Chicago had no completed railway line to the Atlantic, and was con- 
nected socially and commercially only by steamboats. It was a balmy summer afternoon, 
and Fort Dearborn, directly opposite, and all the shipping in the river were gayly decorated 
with the national colors. Wm. B. Ogden had been selected to make the presentation speech. 

Mr. Arnold thus describes the occasion: "Mr. Ogden was a natural orator, and his 
manly voice, on this occasion, could be distinctly heard by the crowd on the wharf as well 
as on the deck of the steamer. After complimenting the 'splendid specimen of naval archi- 
tecture' on which he stood, and expressing his pleasure in being the organ of presenting the 
'appropriate gift' to the steamer bearing the name of our State, he spoke of the wonder- 
fully rapid advance of our country, and the means of communication, bringing the East 
and the West, the Hudson and the Great Lakes, and the Mississippi into convenient neigh- 
borhood. I remember a bold and striking figure in which he compared the 'prairie fires,' 
which at that time annually were seen to invade our wide, and then unsettled, city limits, 
to the 'pillar of fire by night,' lighting the 'path of Empire on its westward way.' He then 
paid a glowing tribute to the memory of Robert Fulton, but for whose genius, he said, 'the 
lake and the prairie around us would have still remained in the wild solitude of nature.' 
There would have been, but for Fulton, no steamer ' Illinois, ' no Chicago, and the broad and 
beautiful prairies around us would have continued long 'to waste their sweetness on the 
desert air. ' Turning to Capt. Blake, and unfurling a splendid silk banner, fit for an admiral, 
Maj. Gen. Scott standing at his side, he said: 'We present to you our country's flag. 
To you it is no stranger; under a most valiant chief (bowing to Gen. Scott), whom a grateful 
people have not forgotten to praise, bravely and honorably have you defended it in 
war. . . . Stand by it in peace — stand by it forever.' In conclusion, he said: 'For 
this noble craft, we would ask of Him who rules the raging storm and bids the rising 
waves be still, to save her from storm and tempest, from rocks and shoals, and bring her 
in safety to her destined haven. . . . Oft shall she bring to us, as she cuts through 
the swelling waves, many that we love, and when, with eager haste, it shall be our 
privilege to return once more to scenes of childhood's happy hours; once more to seek 
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and valleys, and streams; where, when a child, we gambolled wild and free, through every 
wooded glen; safely, swiftly, will she bear us, until we greet again our Fatherland.' 

"Walter L. Newberry, on behalf of his brother, Oliver Newberry, replied, and then, 
with Gen. Scott and a gay and merry party, she steamed north to Gross-Point, near where 
now is Evanston, thence down to the Calumet, and returned to her dock." 


In 1854-5 Mr. Ogden visited Europe and remained abroad about one and a half years. 
Being a careful and accurate observer, he gave much attention to various institutions and 
great public works. The canals of Holland, especially the great ship canal at Amsterdam, 
suggested to his practical mind the importance of a ship channel by which the waters of 
Lake Michigan might flow through the Chicago and Des Plains rivers into the Illinois and 
Mississippi rivers, thus affording free and direct steamboat navigation to and from Chicago. 
He later was a leading contractor on the Illinois-and-Michigan Canal, and one of its ablest 


While in Europe, Mr. Ogden gave much attention to art, and purchased a number of 
rare pictures and articles of virtu, many being the product of American artists working 
abroad, with which he adorned his mansion at Chicago. He built the latter in 1837, having 
chosen a lot in North Chicago, and where his delightful home was surrounded by native 
forest trees and shrubbery. Although at this time unmarried, he early brought to his home 
his mother and his sisters, and he welcomed his many friends to a most cordial and generous 
hospitality. The most intimate of the latter have tenderly drawn a veil over "a parcel of 
carefully-preserved, but long-ago-faded flowers; roses, pansies, some old garden flowers, — 
a ribbon, a glove, — some notes, and a little poem,— all tenderly-cherished relics of one from 
whom, many and long years before, he had been separated by death, and around whose 
grave, amidst all the active and absorbing scenes, in which he was still living, his memory 
still lingered fondly and faithfully." 

It was one of his sincerest pleasures to welcome to his home, his neighbors and fellow- 
citizens, visitors and strangers. There was no formality, but while all his guests were made 
to feel perfectly at ease, there was always a high-bred courtesy manifested and a solicitous 
consideration for others. It was Mr. Ogden's thought to gather to his fireside all the most 
worthy and distinguished of American social life, no matter how poor or humble. If dis- 
tinguished for merit, culture, or ability, they were most cordially received. "Here he enter- 
tained Van Buren, Webster, Poinsett, Marcy, Flagg, Butler, Gilpin, Corning, Croswell, 
Tilden, as well as Bryant, Miss Martineau, Fredrika Bremer, Margaret Fuller, the artist 
Healy, Anne C. Lynch, and many others, comprising some of the best representative men 
and women of our own country, and the most distinguished visitors from abroad. The 
guest always found good books, good pictures, good music, and the most kind and genial 
reception. Mr. Ogden himself, however, was always the chief attraction; he was in his 
way without an equal as a conversationalist. His powers of narration and description were 


While pushing the building of the Chicago, St. Paul & Fond-du-Lac Railroad which 
was carrying a large floating debt, and pending a sale of his mortgage bonds, negotiations 
abroad suddenly failed, the paper of the company went to protest, and Mr. Ogden, who had 
been an endorser to the extent of nearly $1,500,000, found himself in close quarters. It 
was a time of general financial depression, and many strong commercial houses went to the 
wall. However, he cheerfully and promptly undertook the herculean task of paying the 
large sum, aided by the advice and confidence of such friends as William A. Booth, Pres. 
American Exchange Bank, Caleb O. Halsted, Pres. Manhattan Co., and his counsellor, Hon. 


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Samuel J. Tilden of New York. The creditors of the road allowed Mr. Ogden to continue 
in control, and to use his own judgment, and through the assets of the company and the 
free use of his private estate, soon retired all the paper of the company upon which he had 
been endorser. 

A debt is owed our common humanity by the recital of an incident connected with Mk. 
Ogden's financial straits, and which tends to show the unbounded confidence and high esteem 
with which he was held by his many friends. The financial house of which Mr. Ocden was 
the head at Chicago had been for many years the agent of Samuel Russell of Middletown, 
Ct., a wealthy, retired merchant, and founder of the house of Russell & Co., of Canton(China). 
Upon learning of his friend's embarrassment, Mr. Russell immediately placed his entire 
estate at his disposal, amounting to nearly a half million of dollars. Robert Eaton, an 
English gentleman of wealth and culture residing at Swansea, Wales, sent to Mr. 
Ogden, to be used at his own discretion. Matthew Laflin, of Chicago, wrote from Saratoga 
offering $100,000 from himself and friends, and Col. E. D. Taylor, long of Chicago, repeat- 
edly tendered like substantial aid. Although Mr. Ogden did not avail himself of these most 
generous offers, they must have afforded him great comfort and satisfaction in his trying 


While building one of his Wisconsin railroads, the farmers and villagers along the route 
were induced to make large stock-subscriptions, having been persuaded to do so by the 
promise of large returns from the development of the territory traversed by the road. Hard 
times came, and while the subscriptions had been paid, the road was not completed, and the 
people became exasperated, because they believed they had been swindled. They publicly 
declared that if the author of their misfortunes should come over the track of the luckless 
road, he would be tried without judge or jury, tarred and feathered — imprisoned — shot. 
Mr. Ogden learned of their threats, and, despite the pleadings of his friends, had handbills 
distributed through the towns along the line announcing his coming, and that he would 
publicly address the people. Believing themselves wronged, they prepared for a scene of 
violence. As Mr. Ogden presented himself, he was greeted with hisses and groans. 
Although alone and unarmed, he calmly faced his accusers and appealed to their sense 
of justice and fair play. He proceeded in his captivating manner to give the exact 
status of the situation, clearly explaining the cause of the railroad's incomplete condition, 
and how, because of the stringent times, he had personally lost more than all of them 
combined, and that with patient waiting and judicious adjustment of the affairs of the 
road, the tide would surely turn in their favor. His clear statement of facts, with his 
old-time oratorical ability, brought the enraged populace to their senses; and instead of 
lynching him, they appointed a committee to wait upon him, which said: "Mr. Ogden, we 
are authorized by the farmers, and other stockholders along the road, to say, if you wish 
it, we will double our subscriptions." 

the peshtigo lumber enterprise. 

In 1856, Mr. Ogden organized a lumber company for operations along the Peshtigo 
river in Northern Wisconsin. The company bought nearly 100,000 acres of pine lands, 
on which they constructed extensive saw-mills, and founded a thriving village. They con- 
structed a harbor on Green Bay at the mouth of the Peshtigo, and in a short time were 
prepared to ship 50,000,000 feet of lumber per annum to the Chicago market. 

In i860, he purchased at Brady's Bend, on the Alleghany river, in Pennsylvania, an 
estate of 5000 acres on which were extensive mines of iron and coal, rolling mills and furnaces, 
and a village of about 5000 population. Joined by friends, he organized the Brady's Bend 
Iron Co., capitalized at $2,000,000, employing some 600 men, making 200 tons of rails 


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Mr. Ogden's business interests causing him to spend so much time in New York, he 
determined upon possessing an eastern residence. This was consummated in the spring 
of 1866, when he purchased of J. Kennedy Smyth^s* a handsome Gothic villa called 
"Boscobel" at Fordham Heights, Westchester Co., N. Y., and adjoining High Bridge. 
He made some additions, and extended the grounds until they contained 10 acres, 
with a frontage of a half mile on the Harlem River. The grounds were tastefully laid out, 
having a conservatory, stables, green-houses, and everything that abundant means could 
suggest and provide for. The many gabled house is of blue-stone, with Ohio freestone trim- 
mings, and surrounded by broad verandas, from which well-shaven lawns slope down the 
hill. He also enlarged and beautified his homestead at Chicago and divided his time between 
the two establishments, but becoming weary of business, he retired to "Boscobel" to spend 
the remaining years of his life, and enjoy a well-earned repose. 


The advanced ideas entertained by Mr. Ogden are shown by the fact that, at this 
early day, he had plans prepared for a subway under Broadway, New York City, which 
plans are yet in possession of the family. They contemplated a double-track railway, with 
a roadway on either side for trucks and heavy traffic. He was also deeply interested in the 
Panama Canal project, and took steps toward the formation of a syndicate to undertake its 
building; his prophetic vision foreseeing the time when both these undertakings would 
become a necessity. 


He was still interested in many vast enterprises in the Northwest, but had entrusted 
their management to other hands. But his release from active business affairs did not last 
long. On Oct. 8, 1871, the wires flashed the news to him at "Boscobel, " "Chicago is burn- 
ing!" He hastened West to survey the appalling work of the flames that had so nearly 
destroyed the city, and rendered homeless 100,000 of its population. He arrived Oct. 10, 
only to view the smoking ruins of vast business and residence blocks, the many public 
buildings, City Hall, churches, banks, hotels, stores, warehouses, homes, — all in utter ruin. 
His own luxurious home, with its gathered treasures of a lifetime, was totally destroyed. 
The labors of forty years lay in ashes, but Mr. Ogden met the great calamity with heroic 
fortitude, and plans were soon on foot to rebuild the Ogden Building, the Lumber Ex- 
change, and many other institutions with which he was directly connected. 

The next day he received the intelligence of the utter destruction, also by fire, of his 
immense lumber establishment at Peshtigo, Wis. He tarried at Chicago only long enough 
to inspire hope and courage in the stricken and disheartened people, and hastened on to 
Peshtigo, where his great soul was more needed by the despairing survivors. Gen. Strong 
accompanied him. From an eminence they overlooked the thousands of acres of burnt 
forest lands. All was gone. The thriving village of Peshtigo, with its factories, mills, shops, 
stores, churches, boarding-houses, hotels, dwellings, warehouses, bridges, had been leveled 
by the flames within a few hours. Many horses and mules and other domestic animals 
were burned, but the more shocking was the loss of the lives of 3 1 5 men, women and children 
who perished in the fire. In the face of these terrible calamities that would have utterly 
crushed and disheartened most men,- — the two fires having entailed a financial loss alone to 
Mr. Ogden of over $2,000,000, — he was calm and neither murmured nor complained. "It 
is the act of God," said he; "we are not responsible. We will rebuild this village — the 
mills, the shops — and do a larger winter's logging than ever before." 

He at once applied his old-time energy, and superintended the reconstruction, remain- 
ing until December, and worked with the men day after day from dawn till dark, constantly 
exposed to the inclement weather. Mr. Arnold says: "When night came, he would go on 

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an open car, drawn by mules, eight miles to the harbor. All the evening, until late in the 
night, he was engaged with his clerks and assistants, in drawing plans, writing letters, and 
sending telegrams to his agents, and the next morning, break-of-day would rind him again 
at the head of his men at Peshtigo. During all this period, he was cheerful and pleasant, 
and inspired every body with courage and faith in the future. This terrible strain upon him, 
and overwork, for a man of his years, probably shortened his life." He rebuilt the mills, 
machine shops, and dwelling-houses, and the village in a short time contained about 2,000 
inhabitants. Having repaired his great losses, he again retired to "Boscobel." 

Mr. Ogden was what would now be termed, an Independent Democrat, always putting 
principle before party, though strongly attached to the principles of true Democracy. He 
came prominently into public life in 1834, being elected that year to represent his native 
county in the New York Legislature. He was less than thirty years old, but was elected 
to the Assembly purposely to represent the interests of the projected New York & Erie 
Railroad, which sought state aid. On Mar. 20, 21, 22, 1835, he made a remarkable speech in 
favor of the road. It was a bold, sagacious, prophetic speech, that revealed the wonderful 
foresight and ability of the speaker. He at that time outlined the probable routes of the 
great railway lines of the country that took shape at a later day. 

While in the N. Y. Assembly, he became intimately associated with such prominent 
men as Martin Van Buren, Silas Wright, Wm. L. Marcy, Benj. F. Butler, Azariah C. Flagg, 
Edwin Croswell, and John A. Dix. It has already been stated that Mr. Charles Butler, a 
brother of Gen. Benj. F. Butler, Attorney General of the United States under Jackson and 
Van Buren, married a sister of Mr. Ogden. 

He was never an office seeker, and several times opposed candidates of his own political 
party whom he considered unfit for office. During his Chicago life he was often elected to 
City Councils, but public office having no charms for him, he accepted only that he might 
subserve the best interests of his city or country. In 1852 he declined a nomination for 
Congress. He was opposed to slavery, and during the Civil War acted with the Repub- 
lican party. He enthusiastically supported Abraham Lincoln, and was elected to the 
Illinois Legislature on the same ticket. Feeling it a time of great emergency, he accepted 
a seat in the state Legislature, though at cost to him of great self-denial. In the same year, 
i860, the expediency and propriety of nominating him for the Presidency was strongly 
urged, because of being foremost and immeasurably ahead of all other men in maintaining 
public credit, and advancing public improvements. What prompted this sentiment was 
the value of his labors made manifest by his public works all through the Northwest. 


Mr. Ogden's early struggles, and the acquiring of a masterly spirit of self-help, made 
him an inspiration to others who often sought his cheerfully given advice. At one time, 
he said to a lady who had been reduced from affluence to poverty, and who came to seek 
advice for the training of her inexperienced children: "Madam, don't have the least con- 
cern. If your sons are healthy and willing to work, they will find enough to do, and if they 
cannot begin at the top, let them begin at the bottom, and very likely they will be all the 
better for it. I was born close by a saw-mill, was early left an orphan, christened in a 
mill-pond, graduated at a log school-house, and, at fourteen, fancied I could do any thing I 
turned my hand to, and that nothing was impossible, and ever since, madam, I have been 
trying to prove it, and with some success." 

He was singularly hospitable, and ever manifested a kind and charitable spirit. Bishop 
Clarkson adds: "When he was crowded with business enough to weigh down half a dozen 
common men, and when people were waiting to confer with him on important interests, 
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I have known him to leave it all, in order to carry a bunch of flowers from his conservatory 
to an invalid neighbor, or to stop at the door of a friend to inquire after a sick child. Men 
who live a merely selfish life never do such things. So was there about him always a true 
considerateness for others, a toleration for their opinions, a gentleness to forward their 
weaknesses, a willingness to listen to their grievances, and a cheerfulness that made them 
think more lightly of their woes. These were the qualities that made him so true a friend, 
and so valuable a neighbor 

"It does not often happen that a man passes away from earth who at one time or 
another, or in one way or another, helped or inspired or benefited as many struggling and 
anxious men as William B. Ogden did. And this is one of life's noblest records. In times 
of trouble and distress, men who knew him instinctively turned to him, not merely because 
he was a rich man, but because he was full of the better wealth of sympathy and hopeful- 
ness and kindheartedness. 

"The courtesy that was inborn, the considerateness for others that was uppermost in 
his nature, the sunny cheerfulness that in the days of his health pervaded the icy atmos- 
phere around him, the outstretched hand for the distressed and the unfortunate, the patient 
counsel for the hundreds who naturally came to him in their perplexity — the pleasant 
words that came from a generous heart fell with such soothing power on broken spirits. 
These were the things that made Mr. Ogden as truly a benefactor of his kind, as the rail- 
roads he projected, in the cities he built, or the material developments that he brought 
about. His benefactions, private and public, were very large; no one really knew how 
much he gave. During his thirty years residence in Chicago there was scarcely an enter- 
prise, benevolent, charitable, or literary, that did not number him among its most liberal 
supporters. His name is associated with the early struggles of most of the institutions of 
the city that have now become strong and great, and always as a generous helper as well as 
a judicious foundation-layer. " 

Among the institutions of the Northwest which he generously aided were — Rush 
Medical College (of which he was first President), the Theological Seminary of the North- 
west, the Historical Society, the Academy of Sciences, the Astronomical Society, the Uni- 
versity of Chicago (of which he was President of the Board of Trustees), and the Chicago 
Woman's Home. 


Mr. Ogden was reared in the faith of the Prot. Episcopal Church, and was attached to 
St. James', Chicago, and later was a vestryman of St. James', Fordham, N. Y. Bishop 
Clarkson says: "Mr. Ogden was always a believer in Christianity, theoretically, and a 
consistent and ceaseless helper in its work, although he did not until late in life give his 
personal allegiance to its divine Founder, or appropriate to himself its precious consolations. 
But when he did come at last to lay his soul at the foot of the cross of Christ, it was with all 
the trustfulness of a confident faith, and with all the humility of a true penitent. 

"During all the years of his connection with St. James' Church he responded to its 
many calls and claims with unstinted hand. And there is many a church now standing in 
the West in whose walls he freely invested, and many a poor missionary who had been 
made more comfortable by his benefactions. And this is after all a practical Christianity of 
more worth than empty pretensions or ostentatious lip service." 

He was not only ready to contribute largely to every missionary enterprise, but to 
make up every shortage in the offerings of others. He was in failing health during the last 
year of his life, but despite much suffering, he maintained a cheerfulness and manliness ever 
characteristic of him. 


In a work entitled, "Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men of Chicago," published 
about 1867, the following estimate is given of Mr. Ogden ten years before his death. It is 

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here repeated to show the appreciation of his life and efforts while living: "William B. 
Ogden is a man of noble mould. We claim not that he is faultless, or free from the imper- 
fections and failings of our common humanity; but as a man, a brother, a citizen, a public- 
spirited, a charitable, a benevolent, and capable man, we acknowledge no superior, and no 
name in the Northwest calls up so many acknowledgments of public indebtedness for general 
benefits resulting from individual energy, enterprise, and ability, as that of William B. 

"Former generations have commemorated the deeds of the worthy in monuments of 
bronze and marble. It is the glory of the nineteenth century, that general utility and the 
elevation and amelioration of the condition of all classes are its primary objects. In this 
century, men are to be measured and praised or censured by their works. 

"The public improvements of the Northwest, radiating from the home of his adoption, 
are noble monuments, commemorating in their usefulness both the character and enter- 
prise of the subject of this sketch." 

After Mr. Ogden's death, a meeting of the Historical Society of Chicago was held Dec. 
10, 1877, at which time Robert H. Clarkson, Bishop of Nebraska, and Hon. Isaac N. Arnold, 
President of the Society, read interesting papers. According to the Inter-Ocean their common 
theme was: "One who, more than any other man, living or dead, had laid the foundations 
of Chicago's splendor. " 

Bishop Clarkson (from whose pen we have previously quoted), among other things, 
said: "My purpose is simply to give my own estimate of his character, and of those quali- 
ties, mental and moral, that attached men to him, and made him so capable and influen- 
tial." In speaking of his first impressions, in 1849, of his "manly strength and elegant 
presence," he said, "He impressed me then as hardly any man had ever done before, or has 
ever done since, as one of the largest-minded and most comprehensive men I had ever 
seen. . . . He was always a leader and master spirit. . . . If he had given his life 
to the practice of the art of persuasion, he would have been the peer of Henry Clay. And if 
he had followed his original purpose of preparing himself for the legal profession, his name 
would have gone into history alongside of that of Daniel Webster. Had the love of politics 
or statesmanship seduced him from commercial pursuits, he would unquestionably have 
taken rank with Lincoln and Douglas and Seward. His great powers were always used on 
the side of right and justice and for the public weal. No man had ever a keener sense of 
honor, and though his active life and positive character necessarily brought him sometimes 
in conflict with other men, his personal integrity was ever unassailed." 

The first portrait of William B. Ogden, painted by Mr. Geo. P. A. Healy, was destroyed 
in the Chicago fire. Upon the request of the Chicago Historical Society, Mrs. Ogden ordered 
a second portrait painted by the same celebrated artist, and when it was finished, it was 
presented by her at a memorable meeting of the Society, Dec. 20, 1881. Edwin H. Sheldon, 
Esq. 1584, in behalf of Mrs. Ogden, made the presentation address, in which he said: "I 
lived under the same roof with Mr. Ogden for a quarter of a century, and for nearly all that 
time we carried on our house jointly, thus enforcing a very close and long-continued intimacy. 
These years brought to each of us, as they do to all, days of trial, of suffering, and of 
sorrow, and yet in all that time, looking back with careful scrutiny, I can not recall one 
harsh or unkind word received from him. His patience and forbearance were great; his 
friendship steadfast; and his good will unbounded. I speak strongly, perhaps; but only as 
I feel justified in doing, from an acquaintance of over forty years." 

Next followed a masterly memorial address by Hon. I. N. Arnold (from which several 
extracts have previously been taken), when the Hon. Thomas Hoyne was called to the 
chair, and the Hon. Elihu B. Washburne paid an eloquent tribute to the memory of Mr. 
Ogden. Among many excellent things, Mr. Washburne said: "Mr. Ogden was a man of 
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views, a bold spirit, and unerring sagacity. Of courtly and polished manners, there is no 
society in the world he would not have adorned." 

The funeral ceremonies took place Aug. 6, 1877. The procession moved from Mr. 
Ogden's late residence, the Villa Boscobel, to St. James' Church, Fordham. The pall-bearers 
were Gouverneur Morris, William A. Booth, Parke Godwin, Oswald Ottendorfer, William H. 
Sheldon, Martin Zoborowski, Lewis G. Morris, Franklin Edson, Gabriel Mead, and Andrew 
•H. Green. The services at the church were conducted by Bishop Clarkson, assisted by the 
Rev. Joseph Blanchard. The remains were taken to Woodlawn Cemetery for burial. 

576. Judge Isaac Ogden (John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Dec. 16, 1773 ; d. Dec. 25, 1850; 1st m. May 31, 1797, Betsey Raymond, 
b. Oct. 4, 1776; d. Mar. 2, 1817; 2d m. Dec. 21, 1817, Lucy Marsh, b. 
Aug. 5, 1789; d. s. p. Mar. 20, 1864. 

Judge Isaac Ogdens76 an( j n ; s brother Abraham left Morristown, N. J., in 1797, and 
settled in the town of Walton, Delaware county, N. Y., where they purchased land adjoining 
the east line of the Walton Tract. Here they erected a large fulling mill, and became so 
successful in the manufacture of woven fabrics, that the Government at one time awarded 
them a medal for the excellency of their cloth. 

In early life Judge Ogdens76 began to take an active interest in political and social 
affairs, and at different periods held offices of emolument and honor. He was a vestryman 
in Christ's Church; was member of Assembly 1812-14; Collector of U. S. Internal Revenue 
1813-21; State Senator 1816-19, and again 1824-26; was County Judge 1816-28, and 
Presidential Elector in 1840. 

"Later in life he retired from active political life, and enjoyed a well-earned rest in the 
quiet and comfort of a farmer's life." 

CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 4) : 

1585. Hannah Ogden, b. Feb. 14, 1798; d. Feb. 14, 1834; m. No. 1558, Moses Lind- 

sley Ogden. {See No. 1538.) 

1586. John Ogden, b. Aug. 30, 1800; d. Apr. 17, 1828; m. Maria Doll. 

(No mention of children.) 

1587. David R. Ogden, b. July 10, 1802; d. Aug. 9, 1816. 

1588. Isaac Newton Ogden, b. July 1, 1804; d. Mar. 22, 1881; m. Eliza Chrisman. 

1589. Charles S. Ogden, b. Jan. 22, 1807; d. July 25, 1865; m. Phebe A. Hoyt. 

1590. Daniel Ogden, b. July 7, 1809; d. June 17, 1857; m. Savilla Cushing. 

1591. Catharine Y. Ogden, b. June 19, 1812; d. Jan. 17, 1862; m. William H. 


1592. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Feb. 28, 1815; d. s. p. Nov. 13, 1852; m. Nov. 1840, 

Isaac White Sawyer, b. Oct. 7, 1809; d. Sept. 9, 1876. 

577. Eunice Ogden (John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Oct. 12, 1775; d. Oct. 28, 1854; m. Apr. 30, 1797, Recompense Stans- 
bury, b. Nov. 23, 1775; d. July 14, 1843. 

Recompense Stansbury was of the family of that name in Scotch Plains, N. J. 

Eunice Ogdens77 was born in Morristown, N. J., where she was married, and where 
they lived for several years. In 1810, her husband sold his farm for $1000, and with that 
amount purchased 1000 acres of heavily-timbered land in Ohio, near the present site of 
Worthington. Here they both died, he in 1843, and she in 1854, and both were buried in 
New Cemetery at Worthington. Their only child was born in Morristown, N. J. 


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CHILD (Chart 27): 

1593. Phebe Stansbury, b. Mar. r, 1798; d. Mar. 4, 1878; 1st m. Roswell R. 

Chapman; 2d m. Dr. Arius Kilbourne. 

579. Eliza Ogden (John 23 ', David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 
May 22, 1782; d. Oct. 4, 1837; m. Oct. 7, 1809, William Campfield, 
b. Feb. 19, 1783; d. Mar. 16, 1813. 

CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

1594. Ann Catharine Campfield, b. Dec. 27, 1810; d. — — •; 1st m. Amasa K. Jeffries; 

2d m. Rev. Luke Colby. 

1595. William Ogden Campfield, b. June 28, 1813; d. Jan. 31, 1856; m. Henrietta 


580. William Ogden, M.D. (John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Apr. 26, 1786; d. Apr. 1850; m. Ann Gregory. 

William Ogden s8o was born in Morristown, N. J., and was for many years a practicing 
physician in Walton, N. Y. He removed to Conquest, Cayuga Co., N. Y., where he died. 

CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

1596. William Howard Ogden, b. Jan. 18, 1827; m. . 

Children: Florence Ogden"S9<>'\ b. 1852; Douglas Ogden "5o6i> t b. 1861. 
J597- John Gregory Ogden, b. Feb. 20, 1828; m. Ann I. Cogswell. 

581. Esther Ogden (David 233 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Feb. 4, 1766; d. Aug. 19, 1843; m. circa 1793, Abraham Bell, b. Mar. 25, 
1761; d . 

They both resided in Morristown, N. J., at the time of their marriage, which was solem- 
nized at Elizabethtown by the Rev. David Austin, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. 

CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

1598. Henry Bell, b. May 14, 1795; d. Sept. 14, 1829; m. Mary Budd. 

1599. James Bell, b. Aug. 1, 1797; d. Dec. 16, 1831; m. Ann Maria Whippy. 

1600. William H. Bell, b. June 11, 1800; d. June 29, 1871 ; m. Harriet M. Griffin. 

1601. David Ogden Bell, b. Apr. 23, 1803; d. unm. Nov. 15, 1834. 

1602. Huldah Bell, b. June 18, 1805; d. July 23, 1886; m. Robert Laidlaw. 

582. Sarah Ogden (David 233 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John'), 
b. Apr. 23, 1768; d. May, 1841; m. Feb. 4, 1789, David Coit, b. Dec. 29, 
1764; d. May 13, 1831 ; son of Samuel Coit and Elizabeth Ely, his wife. 

David Coit was born in New London, Conn. He settled in New York City, where 
he was a manufacturer of boots and shoes. He was connected with the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. At the close of his business career in New York, he returned to New London to die. 

CHILDREN (Chart 28): 

1603. Nancy Coit, b. ; d. ; m. Hatfield. 

Children: Wesley Hatfield-*^'; Fletcher Hatfield"^ 1 '; Sarah 
HATFIELD1603C; Emeline Hatfieldi6°3 h . 


C^e €>gticn family 

1604. Richard Coit, b. ; d. . 

1605. Elizabeth Coit, b. 1798; d. 1885; m. Hatfield, deceased sister's husband. 

Child: Mary Hatfield^°s». 

1606. Sarah Coit, b. 1807; d. Feb. 12, 1892; m. Dr. Elisha L. Avery. 

1607. Harriet Coit, b. ; d. 1878. 

583. Huldah Tapping Ogden (David 233 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Aug. 22, 1771; d. Nov. 8, 1845; m. Joseph L. Burnet, b. 
Nov. 26, 1769; d. Mar. 30, 1852. 

Joseph L. Burnet belonged to a Newark, N. J., family; he afterward lived in Scho- 
harie Co., N. Y. CHILDREN (Chart 28): 

1608. Joseph Burnet, b. Jan. 23, 1793; d. Aug. 27, 1862; m. Jane Havens. 

1609. Phebe Burnet, b. Mar. 27, 1795; d. Aug. 18, 1831; m. Horace Pitcher. 

1610. Mariah Burnet, b. Nov. 2, 1797; d. Oct. 6, 1864; m. Jacob Burnet. 

1611. Huldah Burnet, b. Mar. 19, 1800; d. unm. Aug. 27, 1880. 

1612. Elizabeth Halsey Burnet, %. Mar. 4, 1803; d. ; m. Asa Heath. 

1613. Esther Burnet, b. Mar. 18, 1805; d. Feb. 3, 1882; m. Ananias Gump. 

1614. Hannah Burnet, b. June 28, 1807; d. Mar. 5, 1884; m. Eben Judd. 

1615. George Ogden Burnet, b. Aug. 31, 1809; d. Dec. 31, 1891; m. Ann Orr. 

1616. Julia Burnet, b. Jan. 23, 1812; d. June 22, 1850. 

1617. Sally Ann Burnet, b. Oct. 24, 1814; d. Mar. 27, 1893; m. Philo Sweet. 

585. John Ogden (David 233 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 
Oct. 31, 1781 ; d. July 11, 1873; m. Maria Wiest, b. 1797 ; d. Sept. 15, 1865. 

The "History of Delaware Co., N. Y." states that John OgdensSs left New Jersey early 
in life and settled in Cook-house (Indian — Coke-ose), now Deposit, Broome Co. and just 
over the Delaware County line. 

CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

1618. John W. Ogden, b. Apr. 2, 1815; d. Oct. 20, 1841; m. Rebecca Moore. 

In the Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D. C, is a grave marked 
"John W. Ogden, died Oct. 20, 1841, aged 26 years and 6 months ; " probably 
No. 1618, John W. Ogden. H. P. Gerald. 

His widow afterward married a Mr. Bigelow, and in 1892 was living in 
Washington, D. C. 

1619. David Edgar Ogden, b. Nov. 14, 1816; m. 1846, Martha Sherman. 

He was living in California at last accounts (1905). 

1620. Catharine Huldah Ogden, b. Dec. 22, 1818; d. Jan. 1901 ; m. Francis Conroy. 

In 1892 was living in Shelby, Mich. 

1621. Ethelbert Ogden, b. Oct. 10, 1820; m. Elizabeth Jones. 

1622. Gideon W. Ogden, b. Feb. 10, 1823; d. 1890; m. Sarah Smith. 

1623. (Henry M. Ogden, b. Sept. 1, 1824; d. Deposit, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1903. 

1624. (Harvey Ogden, b. twin, Sept. 1, 1824; m. Harriet . 

1625. Harriet C. Ogden, b. Sept. 8, 1826; d. Dec. 18, 1885. 

1626. Sarah E. Ogden, b. May 31, 1829; m. John G. Austin. 

1627. Emily Lusk Ogden, b. Oct. 8, 1831; m. Albert P. Miner. 

1628. Hannah M. Ogden, b. Mar. 30, 1834; m. John A. Mastin. 

1629. Phebe E. Ogden, b. May 31, 1837; m. Aaron B. Daniels. 

^>efoentl} feneration 

587. George Ogden (David 233 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Morristown, N. J., Jan. 18, 1789; d. Newark, N. J., 1862; m. Jane 

Charlotte (Owen) Edgarton, b. 1795; d. 1865; dau. of , and wid, 

of Edgarton. 

CHILD (Chart 4): 
1630. John William Ogden, b. Oct. 1, 1839; d. Oct. 17, 1903; m. Ann Eliza 

589. Elizabeth Carmichael (Mary Ogden 234 , David 62 , Thomas' 2 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), bap. Nov. 28, 1762; d. Oct. 25, 1828; 1st m. Dec. 4, 1780, 
James Pitney; 2d m. June 2, 1798, Stephen Halsey, b. Mar. 19, 1760; 
d. Apr. 8, 1818; son of Ananias Halsey and Jemima Ludlow, his wife. 

Their children were b. in Morristown, N. J. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 18): 

1631. Charity Pitney, b. Mar. 31, 1782; d. . 

1632. Catharine Pitney, b. Feb. 5, 1784; d. . 

1633. Joseph Stiles Pitney, b. June iS, 1786; d. . 

1634. Maria Pitney, b. Aug. 5, 178S; d. . 

1635. Charles Alexander Pitney, b. Sept. 21, 1792; d. . 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 18): 

1636. Alexander C. Halsey, b. Aug. 5, 1799; d. Sept. n, 1822. 

1637. Eliza Halsey, b. Nov. 8, 1801; d. May 1, 1869; m. Israel Canfield Losey. 

1638. Henry Augustus Halsey, b. Oct. 5, 1803; d. Feb. 17, 1874; 1st m. Ann Hunt; 

2d m. Emily C Beach. 

1639. William Halsey, b. Nov. 8, 1805; d. Feb. 5, 1885; m. Mary Ann Sickles. 

(For continuation of this family record, sec "Halsey Genealogy," p. 197.) 

590. David Carmichael (Mary Ogden 234 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Dec. 31, 1764; d. Aug. 19, 1810; m. May 3, 1800, Jane Silcoat, 
b. 1781; d. Jan. 8, 1856. 

David Carmichaelsqo was b. ; n Morristown, N.J., and resided there all his life. At 
the time of his death he was High Sheriff of Morris Co., and was prominent in church, state 
and social affairs. His widow m. in 1822 the Hon. Edward Condit, whom she also survived. 

CHILDREN (Chart 18): 

1640. Richard Alexander Carmichael, b. Feb. 6, 1801; d. July 7, 1826. 

1641. Edward Eugene Carmichael, b. Aug. 29, 1802; d. Apr. 22, 1829. 

1642. William Augustus Carmichael, b. Apr. 7, 1804; d. July 12, 1847. 

1643. Emily Sophia Carmichael, b. May 8, 1806; d. Sept. 6, 1823. 

1644. Frances Adeline Carmichael, b. Sept. 8 (?), 1808; d. ; 1st m. May 22, 

1827, William Adamson; 2d m. Nov. 13, 1840, John Nystrom; 3d m. July, 
1849, Josiah Pierce. 

There were 3 children by 1st m. and 3 children by 2d m. 


C^e OgDen family 

596. Charles Carmichael (Mary Ogden 234 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Feb. 27, 1779; d. Aug. 4, 1824; m. Mar. 10, 1804, Temperance 
Blachley, b. Jan. 12, 1781; d. Mar. 17, 1818; dau. of Ebenezer Blachley 
and Mary Wick, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 18): 

1645. Caroline Carmichael, b. ; d. Aug. 11, 1881; 1st m. Ezekiel C. McIn- 

tosh; 2d m. 1858, Millard Fillmore, 13th President of United States. 

Millard Fillmore was b. Cayuga Co., N.Y., Jan. 7, 1800; d. Buffalo, 
N. Y., Mar. 8, 1874; was self-educated; admitted to bar as attorney in 1827, 
and as counsellor of Supreme Court in 1829; practiced in Buffalo till 1847, 
when elected State Comptroller. Political life began in 1828, when he was 
elected to state legislature by Anti-Masons; served three terms, retiring in 
1831; that year he brought about act abolishing imprisonment for debt. 
In 1832 was elected on Anti-Jackson ticket to Congress; re-elected as Whig 
in 1836, and served to 1842, occupying "first rank for integrity, industry, 
and practical ability;" voted for abolition of slavery. Defeated for Gover- 
nor of New York in 1844 by Silas Wright. Elected Comptroller of New 
York state in 1847. Jan. 1, 1849, suggested essential principle of present 
national banking system. Elected Vice President U. S. in 1848. Upon death 
of Pres. Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore took presidential oath of office 
July 10, 1850. Was exceptionally pure and patriotic. During administra- 
tion, Commodore Perry was sent on expedition to Japan in 1852, and treaty 
ports were opened. Treaties were made with S. A. countries 1851-2; Plata 
and Amazon valleys explored. Retired from presidency Mar. 4, 1853. "He 
left the country at peace within and without, and in the enjoyment of a 
high degree of prosperity in all departments of its industry." Was candi- 
date for President in Whig convention in 1852. Travelled in Europe 1856; 
while there nominated for President by American party. Retired to Buffalo; 
commanded a corps during Civil War, and was President of Buffalo Histori- 
cal Society. 

He married Caroline Carmichael in 1858, and spent his last years in 
Buffalo. "The famous Fillmore house, where President Fillmore and his 
gracious wife dispensed a lavish hospitality for many years, is on Niagara 
Square, one of the pleasant parts of the city of Buffalo. . . . Later, 
during its existence as an apartment house, the old mansion touched the 
White House again, for to it came as a bride Mrs. Cleveland's mother, 
Mrs. Perrine, after several seasons with her daughter in the Executive 

"Though again refitted, and converted into a fashionable hotel, the 
original style of the house has been carefully preserved. The drawing room 
is just as it used to be. Here are the curious shaped mirrors that tell no 
tales, although they have reflected many a company of distinguished guests ; 
also the heavy cornices, quaint cabinets, odd-shaped pieces of rosewood 
furniture, and French tapestry rug. In a niche on the main stairway a 
marble bust of President Fillmore looks out upon the new-old scene. To 
the taste and generous investment of a woman, Buffalo owes the careful 
restoration and preservation of a historical house, Miss C. B. Burtis being 
its present owner and manager of the new enterprise." 

1646. Alexander Blachley Carmichael, b. ■ ; d. . 

Mill \KI) l-'ll.l.MMKl- 

^>cbentl) defeneration 

597. Mary Carmichael (Mary Ogden 234 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Dec. 30, 1780; d. May 8, 1850; m. Apr. 25, 1804, Rev. John 
Keys, b. Aug. 28, 1778; d. Jan. 21, 1867; son of John Keys, Sr., and Lucy 
Hale, his wife. 

Rev. John Keys was born in Wilton, N. H. His parents soon after removed to 
Princeton, Mass., and here his early life was spent. He graduated from Dartmouth College, 
studied divinity under Rev. Dr. Richards of Morristown, N. J.; was ordained at Perth Am- 
boy, N. J., Aug. 4, 1807; preached at Sand Lake, N. Y.; Wolcott, Conn.; Talmadge, and in 
the Western Reserve, Ohio, and then, disabled by ill health, he removed to Dover, O., 
where he died Jan. 21, 1867. 

CHILDREN (Chart 18): 

1647. Mary Ogden Keys, b. Feb. 7, 1805; d. 1876; m. William Kingsbury. 

1648. John Alexander Keys, b. Sept. 7, 1806; d. 1881. 

Was a prominent man in Peoria, 111. 

1649. William Mulford Keys, b. May 4, 1808; d. June 8, 1890; m. May 3, 1832, 

Hannah F. Carter. 

They had 5 children. 

1650. Richard Montgomery Keys, b. Jan. 18, 1810. (No further record.) 

1651. (David Carmichael Keys, b. July 10, 1812; d. Mar. 27, 1865. 
i652.\Huldah Bryan Keys, b. twin, July 10, 1812; d. Oct. 14, 1813. 

1653. Catharine Sophia Keys, b. May 31, 1814; m. Moore. 

1654. Lucy Hale Keys, b. May 6, 1816; m. Abbott. 

1655. Charles Francis Keys, b. Apr. 26, 1819; d. July 2, 1845. 

1656. Augusta Albertina Keys, b. July 3, 1822; d. . 

1657. Luther Hart Keys, b. Sept. 9, 1826; m. . 

In 1891 he was living in Livermore, Alameda Co., Cal., and in a letter of 
that date speaks of a wife and family. 
He had 6 children. 

598. Sophia Carmichael (Mary Ogden 234 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. May 6, 1784; d. Sept. 30, 1828; m. May 6, 1807, Col. Thomas 
B. Van Horne, b. June i, 1783; d. Sept. 21, 1841; son of Rev. William 
Van Horne and Lavinia Budd, his wife. 

The " History of Warren Co. O." has the following: 

"Thomas B. Van Horne was born in New Jersey, June i, 1783, and came to Warren 
Co. in 1807. He was the son of the Rev. William Van Horne, a Baptist clergyman, who 
served as Chaplain in the Revolutionary War, and died in 1807, at Pittsburg, on his way to 
Ohio. His remote ancestors were emigrants from the Netherlands. 

"Thomas B. settled on a farm one mile east of Lebanon, in Dec. 1807, where he engaged 
in the arduous labors of opening a farm in the forest. He was among the earliest volunteers 
in the war of 181 2, and was placed in command of a battalion in Col. Findley's regiment 
with the rank of Major, and was surrendered with Hull's army at Detroit. He was soon 
exchanged, and received a commission as Lieut. Col. in the regular army, in which capacity 
he served until the close of the war, when he returned to his agricultural pursuits. He was 
elected a Senator in the Legislature of Ohio in 1 8 1 2 , 1816, and 1 8 1 7 , was afterwards appointed 
by President Monroe, a Register in the Land Office, in the north-western part of Ohio, 
which office he held until 1837. He then returned to his farm and remained till his death, 
in 1841, a quiet, industrious and useful citizen." 

C^e £>gDeu family 

CHILDREN (Chart 18): 

1658. William Alexander Van Horne, b. Dec. 23, 1808; d. ; m. Sept. 3, 

1834, Sarah T. Schenck, b. ; d. Feb. 3, 1883. 

They had 7 children. 

1659. Mary Ogden Van Horne, b. Jan. 26, 181 1; d. Apr. 15, 1824. 

1660. Cornelia A. Van Horne, b. July 4, 1813; d. June, 1842; m. Oct. 10, 1S32, 

Demas Adams, Jr. 

They had 3 children. 

1661. Catharine Sophia Van Horne, b. Apr. 9, 1816; d. Sept. 15, 1829. 

1662. Harriet L. Van Horne, b. Jan. 29, 1819; d. Jan. 18, 1886; 1st m. Sept. 28,1840, 

Enos French; 2d m. Oct. 4, 1859, John L. Moore. 
There were 2 children by 1st m. 

1663. Thomas Budd Van Horne, b. July 6, 1821; d. Apr. 5, 1895; m. Sept. 8, 1851, 

Margaret Maria Dye. 

They had 2 children. 

1664. Clarissa R. Van Horne, b. Apr. 23, 1824; d. unm. Jan. 31, 1873. 

599. David Stiles (Abigail Ogden 235 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. circa 1760; d. Dec. 1839; m. circa 1784, Elizabeth Kitchell, 
b. 1764; d. 1831 ; dau. of Abraham Kitchell and Sarah Ford, his wife. 

David Stilessoo and his wife were both born near Morristown, N. J. In 1809 they 
moved to Kentucky, settling near the Rolling Fork river, eighteen miles from Bardstown, 
in Nelson Co. His name is among those that enlisted from Morris Co., N. J., in the Revolu- 
tionary War. 

(The family of David Stilessso was taken from the " Stiles Genealogy — Kentucky 
Branch," by Hon. Lafe Pence Stiles, of Lebanon, Ky.) 

CHILDREN (Chart 18): 

1665. Capt. Lewis Stiles, b. Sept. 13, 1785; d. ; m. Sept. 22, 1814, Rebecca 


He was b. in Morris Co., N. J., and went to Kentucky with his father. 
He was a captain in the War of 181 2, and held civil offices in his town and 
county for many years. (For further account, see "Stiles Genealogy — 
Kentucky Branch.") 

They had 1 1 children. 

1666. Charles Stiles, b. in N. J. May 14, 1788; d. in Ky. Oct. 6, 1872; m. Mary 

(or Nancy) Willett, sister to Rebecca. 

The Ky. book says of him: "He lived a consecrated life, and was a 
consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church." 
They had 8 children. 

1667. Eunice Kitchell Stiles, b. in N. J. Feb. 1792; d. Dec. 1879; m - 1814, Joe 


His boat having become fouled by a tree that had fallen in the river in 
front of David Stiles' house, he went to the house to borrow an axe to clear 
his boat, when he saw his future wife. The acquaintance led to their marriage 
two years later. 

They had 9 children. 

1668. Densy Stiles, b. in N. J., January 27, 1794; d. in Kentucky, December 31, 

1866; m. Jessie Phillips. 

They had 6 children. 

|a>efc>cntl) (feneration 

1669. John Stiles, b. in N. J., Sept. 6, 1796; d. in Ky., Sept. 19, 1876; m. Sept. 5, 

1822, Rhoda Edwards. 

They had 13 children. 

1670. Chillion Stiles, b. in N. J., 1798; d. in Ky., 1878; m. Elizabeth Miller. 

They had 4 children. 

1671. Rhoda Stiles, b. in N. J., Mar., 1800; d. in Ky., Dec. 20, 1888; m. 1818, Griffin 


They had 8 children. 

1672. Abraham Stiles, b. in N.J. , 1802; d. in Ky., circa 1856; 1st m. Ferriell; 

2d m. Dye. 

They had 6 children. 

1673. Demas Stiles, b. in N. J., Jan. 1805, d. in Mo., Dec. 7, 1870; 1st m. 1827, Mar- 

garet Ann Owsley; 2d m. Tamson Bazzill. 

He moved from Ky. to Mo. in 1832, and had 5 children by 1st m. and 
8 children by 2d m. 

1674. David Stiles, Jr., b. in N. J., Feb. 14, 1807; d. in Ky., May 3, 1875; ist m - 

Goodman; 2d m. Daugherty. 

He had 2 children by ist m. and 7 children by 2d m. 

1675. Joseph Kitchell Stiles, b. ; d. y. 

601. James Stiles (Abigail Ogden 235 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. N. J., Apr. 28, 1764; d. Nov. 5, 1841; m. 1789, Phebe Aber, 
dau. of Aaron and Susan Aber. 

James Stiles 6 " 1 was bap. and admitted to communion in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Morristown, Apr. 3, 1790: dismissed to Basking Ridge Church, Apr. 26, 1818. 

He is possibly the James Stiles b. in Morristown, N. J., 1764, named in U. S. Pension 
Office record. If so, Phebe Penn, whom he m. in Elizabeth, N. J., Feb. 21, 1839, was his 
second wife. He lived in Morristown all his life excepting the last eight years, which he 
spent in Morris Co. In June, 1779, he volunteered with Capt. Carter in Gen. Wind's command, 
doing guard duty in Elizabethtown. In 1780 he volunteered with Capt. Hathaway, and in 
1781 he was under Capt. Bates at Hackensack. He d. Newark, N. J., Nov. 5, 1841, aged 80 
years, 10 mos. 7 days. 

CHILDREN (Chart 18): 

1676. John Stiles, b. Oct. 12, 1791; d. ; m. Phebe Stiles. 

They had 5 children. 

1677. Julia Ann Stiles, b. July 16, 1795; d. ; m. July 19, 1825, Gideon Riggs, 

of New Vernon, N. J. 

1678. Mary Cooper Stiles, b. June 7, 1797; d. ; m. Dec. 27, 1823, Jesse S. Aber. 

1679. Aaron Aber Stiles, b. Aug. 21, 1798; d. ; m. Rachel Hedden. 

They had 3 children. 

1680. Amzi B. Stiles, b. Mar. 1 1, 1801 ; d. ; m. July 27, 1827, Margaret Little. 

1681. Phebe Stiles, b. Oct. 18, 1802; d. ; m. July 14, 1827, Aaron D. Wade. 

1682. James Stiles, Jr., b. July 26, 180S; d. ; ist m. Dec. 20, 1832, Eleanor Van 

Riper; 2d m. May 1, 1841, Hannah Morris. 

There were 2 children by 2d m. born Newark, N. J. 

1683. William Stiles, b. Dec. 15, 1810; d. ; m. Mar. 19, 1835, Elizabeth Hedden, 

of New Providence, N. J. 

They had 6 children. 

(Beside these, 6 children of James Stiles°°' and Phebe Aber d. infants, names not given.) 


€^e SDgtien family 

603. John Stiles (Abigail Ogden 235 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Nov. 4, 1766; d. May 6, 1815; m. Jan. 20, 1793, Nancy Lindsley, 
b. May 15, 1774; d. Oct. 7, 1849; dau. of Maj. Joseph and Anne Lindsley. 

John Stiles 6 °3 was a successful and wealthy lumber merchant in Philadelphia, Pa. 
His children were all b. in Phila. 

(The family of John Stiles 6 °3, and that of his brother James Stiles 601 , above, were 
taken from the "Stiles Genealogy," by Henry Reed Stiles, A.M., M.D., of New York.) 
CHILDREN (Chart iS): 

1684. Henry Stiles, b. Nov. 23, 1794; d. Jan. 30, 1863; m. Mar. 11, 1819, Elizabeth 

Gaul, b. Apr. 19, 1802 ; d. Apr. 11, 1859. 

"He succeeded his father in business in Philadelphia; — was highly 
respected in the business community, and acquired large means for those 
days." They had n children. 

1685. John Stiles, Jr., b. Nov. 23, 1796; d. Dec. 8, 1852; m. May 5, 1818, Hannah 

Stockton, of Trenton, N. J. 

They had 11 children. 

1686. Mary Ann Stiles, b. Apr. 14, 1800; d. Feb. 1, 1828; m. May 7, 1817, John Este 

Keen. They had 2 children. 

1687. Joseph Lindsley Stiles, b. Mar. 17, 1802; lost at sea Sept. 1821. 

1688. James Stiles, b. July 10, 1806; d. Mar. 19, 1834; m. July 16, 1827, Eleanor K. 

Cresson. They had 2 children. 

1689. Charles Stiles, b. Apr. 14, 1807; d. July 31, 1808. 

1690. Robert Stiles, b. Oct. 6, 1810; d. Oct. 10, 1810. 

1691. William Cooper Stiles, b. Feb. 18, 1813; d. Jan. 18, 1892. 

1692. Nancy Stiles, b. Mar. 11, 1815; d. Mar. 18, 1899; m. Oct. 12, 1831, Edward 

Halesworth Stokes, of Phila., Pa. 

They had 3 children. 

They were the parents of Edward Stiles Stokes 1602 *, proprietor of 
the Hoffman House, N. Y. City. 

{For further record of Stiles Family, see "Stiles Genealogy.") 

607. Charles Ogden (Stephen 236 , David 63 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. 1778; d. Feb. 17, 1808; m. Jan. 7, 1801, Sarah Lindsley, b. June 20, 
1778; d. Apr. 3, 1810; dau. of Ephraim Lindsley and Martha Goble, his 

Charles Ogden 6 °7 was a farmer, and resided near Morristown, N. J., at the homestead 
of his grandfather David Ogden 6 * in Hanover township. His wife, Sarah Lindsley, was 
of a New Vernon family, and they were married (probably at New Vernon) by the Rev. 
Robert Lindsley. They are both buried in the old graveyard in rear of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Morristown. 

CHILD (Chart 4) : 

1693. Agur Lindsley Ogden, b. Nov. 5, 1805; d. Apr. 21, 1872; m. Deborah 


610. Isabella Tappan (Sarah Ogden 237 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Sept. 14, 1775; d. Nov. 29, 1824; m. circa 1797, Isaac Wilkin- 
son, b. Jan. 16, 1772 ; d. Sept. 20, 185 1 ; son of John Wilkinson and Isabel 
Tappan, his wife. 

^>et>entl} feneration 

Both the Tappan and Wilkinson families were among the first colonial settlers, — the 
Tappans locating in New Jersey, and the Wilkinsons in Pennsylvania. 

Isaac Wilkinson and his wife lived in Schenectady, N. Y., where they are buried. 
After the death of his wife Isabella, he 2d m. Phebe Nutman of N. J. and 3d m. Ruth {Salis- 
bury) Butterfield. He had no children by the second or third wife. 
CHILDREN (Chart 24): 

1694. Charles Tappan Wilkinson, b. Mar., 1799; d. July 24, 1872; m. Jan., 1822, 

Lydia Bartlett, b. June 17, 1798; d. Feb. 8, 1866; dau. of Otis Bartlett 
and Bethiah Kellogg, his wife. 

They had 4 children. 

1695. Harriet Wilkinson, b. 1802; d. ; m. Joshua G. Cottrell. 

1696. Chauncey Wilkinson, b. May 9, 1805; d. Jan. 1845; m. Feb. 14, 1829, Lavinia 

Powers. They had 3 children. 

1697. Jacob Wilkinson, b. June 14, 1813; d. ; m. 1840, Belle Wolfe. 

They had 1 child. 

611. Judge Silas Tappan (Sarah Ogden 237 , David 62 , Thomas", David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. July 25, 1778; d. Feb. 29, 1868; 1st m. Apr. 24, 1797, Anna 
Stagg, b. Aug. 2, 1772; d. Jan. 14, 1827; dau. of Henry Stagg; 2d m. 
May 2i, 1827, Mercia B. Rexford, b. 1781; d. May 30, 1866. 

Judge Silas Tappan 6 " was b. in Hanover, N. J., and m. in Morristown, N. J., where he 
resided till 1S04, and three of his children were born. He then removed to Panton, Vt., 
where the remainder of his life was spent. He was a magistrate for many years, and fre- 
quently member of State Legislature. His mother Sarah {Ogden) Tappans lived with him 
after the death of her husband in 181 1, and was buried in the family plot on the east shore 
of Lake Champlain. The second Mrs. Tappan was a Vermont lady, and left no children. 
CHILDREN (Chart 24): 

1698. Sally Ann Tappan, b. Morristown, N.J., Oct. 28, 1797; d. Vergennes, Vt., Mar. 

31, 1883; m. Mar. 31, 1816, Thomas Stevens, b. Mar. 2, 1794; d. July 6 
1835; son of Zebulon Stevens and Sarah Herrick, his wife. 
They had 5 children. 

1699. Elizabeth Tappan, b. Nov. 6, 1799; d. Nov. 3, 1889; m. Mar. 7, 1822, Cyrus 

Smith, b. Nov. 28, 1796; d. Mar. 6, 1892; son of John Smith. 
They had 2 children. 

1700. Jacob Tappan, b. Oct. 23, 1801; d. Aug. 22, 1864; 1st m. Nov. 14, 1824, 

Charlotte Adams, b. ; d. Dec. 23, 1839; dau. of Benjamin Adams 

and Susan Snell, his wife; 2d m. Sept. 3, 1840, Lorinda Howard, b. Oct. 
1816; d. June 24, 1878. 

He had 5 children by 1st m., and 1 child by 2d m. 

1701. Mary Mariah Tappan, b. Aug. 5, 1S04; d. ; m. Oct. 6, 1822, James G. 

Ten Broeke, b. Walworth, Eng., Feb. 6, 1800; d. Apr. 28, 1855; son of 
James and Rebecca Ten Broeke. 

They had 7 children. 

1702. A child d. in infancy, Sept. 10, 1807, three days old. 

1703. Charles Ogden Tappan, b. Oct. 14, 1808; d. June 2, 1836; m. Mar. 27, 1833, 

Mary Swift Marsh, b. Mar. 10, 1813; d. Sept. 3, 1884; dau. of Daniel 
and Sophia Marsh. 

They had 2 children. 

€^e SDg&cn family 

1704. Josiah Stagg Tappan, b. Mar. 16, 1811; d. June 4, 1880; m. Nov. 20, 1834, 

Samantha S. Shepard, b. Feb. 9, 1817; d. Feb. 22, 1890; dau. of Samuel 
Shepard and Lucy Wright, his wife. 

They had 5 children. 

1705. Silas Terry Tappan, b. July 5, 1815; d. Mar. 30, 1816. 

612. Anthony Tappan (Sarah Ogden 237 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 . 
John 1 ), b. Morristown, N. J., Oct. 6, 1780; d. Newark Valley, N. Y., Oct. 16, 
1866; m. Charlton, N. Y., Anna Cook. 

CHILDREN (Chart 24) : 

1706. Helen Tappan, b. 1805; d. May, 1871; m. David Taylor. 

1707. William Tappan, b. 1807; d. Oct. 1870; m. Rhoda Taylor. 

1708. Asher Tappan, b. Aug. 1811; d. Feb. 7, 1873; m. Apr. 11, 1839, Rebecca Ann 

Beecher, b. May 10, 1815; d. ; dau. of Joseph A. Beecher and Polly 

Parks, his wife. 

They had 3 children. 

1709. Silas Tappan, b. 1812; d. Apr. 1875. 

1710. Nancy A. Tappan, b. 1813; d. Mar. 17, 1880. 

171 1. Riley Arthur Tappan, b. 1818; d. Jan. 20, 1892; m. Jane Watson. 

1712. John Cook Tappan, M.D., b. 1822; d. Jan. 9, 1876; m. Diantha Cushman. 

615. Charles Tappan (Sarah Ogden 237 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Morristown, N. J., June 16, 1792; d. Plainfield, N. Y., July 9, 
1853 ; m. Middleburg, N. Y., July 7, 1816, Phebe McNeil, b. July 15, 1793 ; 
d. July 23, 1871. 

CHILDREN (Chart 24): 

1713. Sarah Ann Tappan, b. Charlton, N.Y., Aug. 4, 1817; d. Fort Plain, N.Y., Sept. 

31, 1846; m. Pollock. 

1714. Jacob Tappan, b. Charlton, N.Y., Dec. 8, 1818; d. Clement, 111., Oct. 13, 1873. 

1715. Lavinia Tappan, b. Charlton, N.Y., Oct. 8, 1820; d. Clement, 111., Oct. 13, 1873. 

1716. Juliette Tappan, b. Charlton, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1822; d. Wilson, N. Y., 1864; 

m. Alexander Sears. 

1717. Cyrenius Tappan, b. Charlton, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1824; d. Fort Plain, N.Y., Apr. 

22, 1849. 

1718. Cordelia Tappan, b. Charlton, N. Y., July 2, 1826 (living in 1888). 

1719. Franklin Tappan, b. Charlton, N. Y., Oct. 21, 1829 (living in 1888). 

17.20. Edwin Crane Tappan, b. Glenville, N. Y., June 5, 1832; m. Christina Miller. 

616. David Ogden Post (Eunice Ogden 23S , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Jan. 10, 1794; d. Dec. 17, 1849; m. June 13, 1816, Phebe 
Williams, b. Dec. 4, 1800; d. Oct. 5, 1875. 

David Ogden Post«i6 was a hatter on Ferry St., Newark, N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 22): 
1721. Eunice Ogden Post, b. Oct. i, 1817; d. s. p. Feb. 13, 1844; m. Jan. 6, 1839, 
Jeremiah Smith. 

^>etoentl) (Bcncratton 

1722. Ann Maria Post, b. Dec. 1, 1824; d. s. p. Feb. 28, 1S44; m. Mar. 11, 1841, 

Alexander C. Osborne. 

1723. Emily Sophia Post, b. Jan. 13, 1828; m. Sept. 2, 1S55, Alexander C. Osborne, 

husb. of dec'd sister, No. 1722, Ann Maria. 
They had 2 children. 

619. Oliver Wayne Ogden, M.D. (Jonathan 239 , Stephen 64 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. July 5, 1779; d. Nov. 14, 1839; m. May 13, 1802, Mary 
Wisner, b. May 7, 1785; d. circa 1844. 

Dr. Oliver Wayne Ogden6'<> was a physician, and succeeded to the practice of his 
uncle, No. 243, Dr. Isaac Ogden, in New Germantown, N. J. In the year 1829, and during 
the J. Q. Adams administration, he was appointed U. S. Marshal for the District of N. J. 
and removed to Perth Amboy to live. He became so involved in adverse business trans- 
actions that his property passed out of his hands, including "Barnet Hall" which estate he 
had inherited. He was State Commissioner for the lease of oyster lands in 1 83 1 . His brother 
Dr. Elias Ogden<^3, of Natchez, Miss., having secured the title to "Barnet Hall," Dr. Oliver 
Wayne Ogden 6 '« returned to the estate, and for several years prior to his death gave up 
his very extensive medical practice, and devoted his time to his farm and the very fine mill 
on it. He died at "Barnet Hall" and was buried with his wife and several other members 
of the Ogden family in the family burying ground on the estate. At his death, his dau. 
Laura E. OgdenwJQ, received the title to "Barnet Hall" from her uncle Dr. Elias Ogden. 
CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

1724. Augustus Oliver Barnet Ogden, b. June 17, 1804; d. unm. Sept. 2, 1833. 

1725. Lavinia B. Ogden, b. Feb. 21, 1806; d. Jan. 3, 1808. 

1726. Henry Wisner Ogden, b. Apr. 4, 1S09; d. 1852; m. Louisa M. Losey. 

1727. Ernest H. Ogden, b. Sept. 15, 1811; d. unm. Sept. 7, 1839. 

1728. Lavinia Ogden, b. May 22, 1814; d. Sept. 9, 1820. 

1729. Laura E. Ogden, b. Nov. 19, 1821 ; d. Apr. 16, 1864; m. Col. John C. Rafferty. 

623. Elias Ogden, M.D. (Jonathan 239 , Stephen 64 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. circa 1802; d. Feb. 2, 1845; m. Ann M. (Routh) Lane, b. 1805; 
d. Aug., 1866 ; dau. of Job and Ann Routh, and wid. of a Mr. Lane. 

Dr. Elias Ogden6*3 was born in Morris Co., N. J., and studied medicine with his uncle 
Dr. Isaac Ogden=43, at New Germantown, N. J., after which he removed to Port Gibson, 
Miss., where he built up a lucrative practice. While in Port Gibson, he married Mrs. Ann 
M. Lane, nee Routh, who owned one of the largest and finest plantations in that section 
of the country, lying in the suburbs of Natchez, Miss. Here he built an elegant residence 
called "Kenilworth, " retired from the active practice of his profession, and devoted himself 
to the care of the extensive estate belonging to his wife. 

Dr. Elias Ogden 6 *3 accompanied Gen. Devereux to Bolivia, S. A., as surgeon, when 
the Bolivians were fighting for their independence. After the expedition returned to the 
U. S., Dr. Ogden settled upon his estate "Kenilworth" and retired from active life. 

The Rev. Joseph B. Stratton, of Natchez, wrote of him a few years ago: "I officiated 
at his burial. He was an estimable man, respected by the whole community; he died Feb. 
2, 1845, and was buried in the Routh Cemetery in the suburbs of Natchez. Mrs. Ogden 
died about the close of the war, at Berkley Springs, Va., where she is buried. They were both 
members of my church." 


%X>t £>8Dett family 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

1730. Eliza Ogden, b. Feb. 23, 1829; 1st m. Robert Lee Campbell; 2dm. Wil- 

liam M. W. Cochran; 3d m. O. H. Violet. 

1731. Charles W. Ogden, b. 1832; d. Mar. 12, 1857. 

1732. Francis Eugene Ogden, b. Feb. 12, 1835; d. s. p. Oct. 25, 1867; m. Denver, 

Col., Jan. 16, 1864, Fredrika Quitman, dau. of General John Anthony 
Quitman, LL.D., and Eliza Turner, his wife, of Natchez, Miss. 

Gen. John A. Quitman, LL.D., father of Fredrika Quitman, was a 
man of great talent, attainment, and distinction. His father Rev. Frederick 
Henry Quitman was born in Germany, and graduated at University of Halle ; 
became Lutheran missionary to Curacoa Id. (Dutch W. I. Ids.), where he 
married Anna Elizabeth Hueck and remained twelve years, thence coming 
to the U. S. and received pastoral charge at Schoharie, N. Y., and later at 
Rhinebeck, N. Y., where, on Sept. 1, 1799, John A. Quitman was born. 

John A. Quitman was educated by his father. At 1 7 years of age he 
was instructor in Hartwick Academy, Otsego Co., N. Y., teaching Greek, 
Latin, English and arithmetic. In 1818 was professor in Mount Airy College, 
Germantown, Pa., remaining one year. Thence removed to Chillicothe, O., 
having engaged with Hon. Piatt Brush to study law and tutor his children. 
Completed law studies in three years and was admitted to bar in Natchez, 
Miss., and became partner with Mr. Griffith, a leading lawyer, rapidly rising 
to distinction. Elected State Senator of Miss, and twice Chancellor of state. 
Was Brig, and Maj. Gen. of militia, preparing a military system for the 
state. He was president of the board of trustees of Jefferson College, Miss. 
Princeton College conferred degree of A.B. and La Grange College, Tenn., 
degree of LL.D. 

Politically, he early adopted doctrine of "States' Rights" as expounded 
by Thomas Jefferson. In 1836 organized, largely at own expense, company of 
Mississippians to relieve Texans, and restored order among people flying 
before Santa Anna. In outbreak of Mexican War in .1846, he received com- 
mission of Brig. Gen. from Pres. Polk, and acted under Gen. Taylor. At 
taking of Monterey, he led his 500 men over redoubt to central square of 
city, his horse being wounded, and his hat brim torn off. Under Gen. 
Scott he led the assault at Vera Cruz, and commanded the expedition 
against AlvaTado. 

On May 12, 1847, was commissioned Brig. Gen. in regular army. At 
taking of City of Mexico, Gen. Quitman's troops stormed fortress of Chapul- 
tepec and the Belen Gate, and were the first to plant American colors on 
battlements of enemy. He received Gen. Scott with military honors on 
Grand Plaza of city, who immediately made Gen. Quitman Governor of City 
of Mexico. On Sept. 7, 1848, he received commission as Brevet Maj. Gen. for 
distinguished services. Dec. 2, 1848, the U. S. Congress presented him 
with sword handsomely jewelled and engraved, given by hand of Pres. of 
U. S. Citizens of Natchez also presented him with a gold and jewel-hilted 
sword, suitably engraved ; also received sword from citizens of Charleston, S.C. 

He was elected Gov. of Miss, in 1848; member of Congress in 1855 
and 1857. He was a great and pure statesman, rivaling in influence and 
power John C. Calhoun. He died July 17, 1858, "personally the most popular 
man in America." The Miss. Legislature and bar, and the U. S. Congress 
paid his memory every honor. 
r 733- John Routh Ogden, b. Jan. 8, 1837; d. Mar. 27, 1900; m. Josephine E. 

1734. Mary R. Ogden, b. Mar. 2, 1840; m. Philip Clayton Pendleton. 

|a>d)entt) (Bcnerattou 

625. Ruth Haines (Phebe Ogden 24 ", Stephen 64 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 

John 1 ), b. ; d. Nov. 10, 1844; m. Nathaniel Whitaker, b. June, 1758; 

d. Oct. 27, 1841 ; son of Jonathan Whitaker, Jr., and Mary Miller, his wife. 

Nathaniel Whitaker was of Morris Co., N. J., and ist m. a Miss Drake, by whom he 
had one child, Sarah, b. Sept. 8, 1792. 

CHILD (Chart 22): 

1735. Hannah Whitaker, b. 1800; d. 1873; m - 1816, Nicholas Arrowsmith, Jr., 

b. 1795; d. 1840; son of Nicholas and Eleanor Arrowsmith. 
They had 4 children. 

627. Harriet Ogden (Nathaniel 241 , Stephen 64 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Sept. 28, 1792; d. Dec. 2, 1858; m. Dec. 24, 1809, Abraham 
Covert, b. Feb. 19, 1785; d. July 8, 1864. 

They lived and died in Albany, N. Y. 

CHILDREN (Chart 28): 

1736. Nathaniel Ogden Covert, b. Dec. 15, 181 1; d. unm. Apr. 18, 1838. 

1737. Stephen Covert, b. Oct. 29, 1813; d. Nov. 7, 1813. 

1738. Eleanor Covert, b. Nov. 15, 1814; d. ; m. John Winne. 

T 739- James Covert, b. Oct. 31, 1816; d. Sept. 11, 1894. 

1740. Hoffman Covert, b. Mar. n, 1820; m. Hannah Maria Lewis. 

1741. William Collins Covert, b. Jan. 20, 1822; d. Oct. 13, 1844. 

1742. Henry Weed Covert, b. Feb. 27, 1824. 

1743. Elizabeth Ogden Covert, b. June 12, 1826; m. Frederick W. Pratt. 

1744. Julia Ann Covert, b. Feb. 22, 1829; d. May 9, 1847. 

1745. Abraham Covert, Jr., b. July 11, 1831 ; d. Feb. 26, 1832. 

1746. Harriet Lavinia Covert, b. July 12, 1834; d. Sept. 25, 1858; m. Allen. 

630. Oliver Barnet Ogden (Nathaniel 241 , Stephen 64 , Thomas' 2 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 17, 1796; d. Spencertown, Col. Co., N. Y., 1846; m. 

June 30, 1825, Lois (Taylor) Woodbridge, b. ; d. West Troy, N. Y., 

1866; wid. of a Mr. Woodbridge. 

CHILDREN (Chait 5): 

1747. Nathaniel Ogden, b. June 13, 1827; m. Marianne Holdridge. 

1748. Almira Woodbridge Ogden, b. Mar. 29, 1833; m. Dr. John P. Whitbeck. 

1749. Samuel Taylor Ogden, b. June 1, 1835; d. Apr. 20, 1885; m. Delia Bradshaw 


631. Maria Ogden (Nathaniel 241 , Stephen 64 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. July 2, 1798; d. ; m. Newton E. Crittenden. 

They lived and died in Cleveland, O. He was a jeweller. 
CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

1750. Nathaniel Ogden Crittenden, b. ; d. . 

1 751. Helen C. Crittenden, b. ; m. Allen Richmond, b. ; son of Deane 

Richmond. (No children mentioned.) 

(It is stated there were also two other children, Alice Crittenden, who m. a Mr. 
Mayne, and Newlin Crittenden who m. twice.) 

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634. Ellen Ogden (Nathaniel 241 , Stephen 64 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Coeymans, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1807; d. Mar. 13, 1874; m. Mar. 31, 1824, 
Thomas Jefferson Greene, b. July 14, 1802; d. Sept. 1, i860; son of 
James and Huldah Greene, of Saratoga, N. Y. 

The Greenes were of Saratoga Springs, N. Y. In 1832 Thomas Jefferson Greene 
removed his family to Montreal, Canada, where some of them are now living and grown 
wealthy in the fur trade. 

CHILDREN (Chart 28): 

1752. Nathaniel Ogden Greene, b. Saratoga, Aug. 27, 1826; m. June 22, 1852, 

Ann W. French. 

1753. Elizabeth Greene, b. Saratoga, July 22, 1828; m. June 14, 1853, Thomas 

Irwin Grant Busby, b. 1830; d. s. p. Apr. 20, 1862. 

In 1894 Elizabeth (Greene) Busbyi753 was living in Kansas City, Mo. 

1754. Edward Kirk Greene, b. Saratoga, Nov. 9, 1830; m. June 13, 1855, Jane 

Patterson Frank, b. Mar. 1, 1833, of Warsaw, Wyoming Co., N. Y. 

Children: Eleanor Ogden Greene'!S4», b. Montreal, June 4, 1856; 
d. unm. Twickenham, Eng., Aug. 4, 1888; bur. Montreal; Jennie Louise 
GREENEi7S4 b , b. Montreal, Dec. 11, 1857; m. 1877, John Fortune Nott of 
London, Eng., and resides there, having Edward Vernon Nott, b. June, 1878, 
and Arthur Russell Nott, b. Feb., 1882 ; Edward Kirk Greene, Jr. i7S4 c , 
b. Montreal, Nov. 27, i860; m. Apr. 25, 1882, Elizabeth Gertrude Hamil- 
ton, only dau. of late Eben Gay Hamilton, of "Headlands, " near Seabright, 
N. J., and has Edward Hamilton Kirk Greene, Wilmot Helena Greene, and 
Murray Kirk Greene. 

1755. James William Greene, b. Montreal, Feb. 19, 1835; d. 1863. 

1756. George Augustus Greene, b. Montreal, Nov. 9, 1837; m. June 15, 1862, 

Jennie Mallock, b. 1848; d. Feb. 24, 1888. 

Child: Flora Mallock Greene'756^ b. Aug. 24, 1867. 

1757. Amelia Greene, b. Montreal, July 12, 1839; m. June 20, i860, Herbert Lord 

Johnson, son of Dr. Ebenezer Johnson, first Mayor of Buffalo, N. Y. 

1758. Ellen Lavenia Greene, b. Montreal, 1842; d. Dec. 1843. 

1759. Ellen Louisa Greene, b. Montreal, 1844; d. infant. 

1760. Julia Maria Greene, b. Montreal, May 16, 1846; m. Sept. 15, 1869, Henry 


1761. Chester Leslie Greene, b. Montreal, Apr. 14, 1848; d. Feb. 24, 1888. 

1762. Henrietta Greene, b. Montreal; d. infant. 

714. Stephen Condit (Timothy Condit 257 , Elizabeth Ogden 67 , Swaine 13 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 18, 1768; d. Oct. i, 1816; m. No. 732, Polly 
Ogden. (See No. 732). 

732. Polly Ogden (John 262 , Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 
Dec. 25, 1774; d. Aug. 4, 1839; m. Feb. 20, 1794, No. 714, Stephen Con- 
dit, b. Mar. 18, 1768; d. Oct. 1, 1816; son of No. 257, Timothy Condit, and 
Elizabeth Lindsley, his wife. 

Stephen Condit7i4 came to Morris Co., N. J., from Orange or Newark, N. J., about 1800. 
He was a farmer and an extensive tanner and currier. His residence was in Troy, Morris Co., 
and his gr. children are now living there. 

^>ebenty feneration 

CHILDREN (Chart 28): 

1763. Swaine A. Condit, b. Oct. 6, 1794; d. Jan. 13, 1869; 1st m. Apr. 6, 1815, Sally 

Louisa Cook, b. Sept. 27, 1794; d. Feb. 20, 1816; 2d m. Jan. 19, 1826, 
Eliza Haney. 

Child — first marriage: Isaac L. CoNDiTi763 a , b. Jan. 22, 1816. 

1764. John Ogden Condit, b. Sept. 1, 1797; d. Nov. 20, 1866; 1st m. May 27, 

1828, Elizabeth Smith; 2d m. Sept. 30, 1843, Sarah Howell; 3d m. 
Aug. 31, 1858, Anna Maria Cobb. (See families of No. 3174 and No. 3176.) 

1765. Eliza Condit, b. Sept. 29, 1801; d. Apr. 6, 1827; m. John Lindsley, b. Jan. 12, 

1799; d. Jan. 5, 1846. 

One child mentioned, Charles A. Lindsley^ss*, who m. Lydia 

1766. Abby Maria Condit, b. Apr. 28, 1810; d. May 26, 1835; m. 1834, Simeon 

Harrison, b. Feb. 17, 1804; d. Mar. 26, 1872; son of Caleb Harrison_and 
No. 722, Katurah Crane, his wife. 

Child: Abby Maria Harrison"!" 3 , b. ; m. S. O. Rollinson. (See 

"Crane Genealogy.") 

735. Samuel Ogden (John' 63 , Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Sept. 11, 1777; d. Jan. 10, 1848; m. Aug. 26, 1801, Rachel Lyon, b. 
Jan. 10, 1784; d. June 14, i860. 

Samuel Ogden735 was b. in Caldwell, N. J., and his marriage is recorded in the Caldwell 
Church Records. He early removed to Ohio, and has descendants now living in Franklin 
Co " °- CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

1767. Aaron Ogden, b. Sept. 23, 1802; d. Jan. 6, 1890; 1st m. Mary Magdalen 

Hawkins; 2d m. Hannah McDaniel. 

1768. Polly Ogden, b. Dec. 20, 1804; d. Aug. 6, 1895; m. John Kitzmuller. (No 

further record.) 

1769. John Ogden, b. Apr. 5, 1807; d. 1874. 

1770. Joseph Alson Ogden, b. Feb. 3, 1809; d. Mar. 18, 18S2; m. Rebecca Souder. 

1771. Sally E. Ogden, b. Dec. 16, 1810; d. ; m. Harkins. 

1772. Abigail Ogden, b. May 31, 1813; d. ; m. Thomas Young. 

1773. Prudence Ogden, b. Mar. 2, 1816; d. ; m. Henry Howe. 

1774. Samuel Ogden, Jr., b. Oct. 26, 1818; d. Feb. 13, 1876; 1st m. Sally Mills; 

2d m. - — — Williams. 

738. Aaron Ogden (John 262 , Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John'), b. 
Mar. 4, 1783; d. Sept. 24, 1848; m. Rebecca Farrand, b. Mar. 7, 1784; 
d. Mar. 16, 1848; dau. of Samuel Farrand, and a descendant of Nathaniel 
Farrand of Milford, Conn., 1645. 

Aaron Ogden738 was b. a t Caldwell, N. J., and was a farmer. He settled at Parsippany, 
N. J., where he resided until his death. 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

1775. Samuel Farrand Ogden, b. June 1, 1806; d. Mar. 6, 1835; m. Hyle Mitchell. 

1776. Charles Ogden, b. 1808; d. Aug. 25, 1826. 


C^e €)gDcn family 

1777. Susan Elizabeth Ogden, b. Oct. 21, 1810; d. s. p. Jan. 6, 1871; m. Aug. 2, 1832, 

Prof. Farrand N. Benedict, b. Mar. 11, 1803; d. ; son of Rev. Abner 

Benedict and Nancy Farrand, his wife. 

Prof. Farrand N. Benedict was b. at Parsippany, N. J.; was gradu- 
ated from Hamilton College, and became principal of a school at Rochester, 
N. Y. He was professor of mathematics and civil-engineering at the Uni- 
versity of Vermont for twenty years, after which he returned to New Jersey 
for his wife's health. He wrote many works on science. 

1778. Mary Caroline Ogden, b. Sept. 24, 1813; d. Jan. 28, 1873; m. Aaron Pierson. 

1779. John Ogden, b. Oct. 13, 1817; d. July 16, 1885; m. Frances E. Ford. 

1780. Anna Rebecca Ogden, b. Nov. 14, 1821; d. Nov. 23, 1833. 

1781. Abby Harrison Ogden, b. May 13, 1824; d. Nov. 25, 1833. 

747. Elizabeth Ogden (Thomas 265 , Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. 1789; d. 1813; m. Jan. i, 1804, Samuel Woodruff, b. July 14, 
1786; d. July 8, 1858; son of Benjamin and Lydia Woodruff, farmer, 
residing near Caldwell, N.J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 29): 

1782. Thomas Ogden Woodruff, b. 1804; d. circa 1889; m. Hannah Markwith. 

1783. Benjamin Woodruff, b. Mar. 20, 1806; d. Aug. 20, 1887; m. Jemima Freeman. 

1784. Samuel Woodruff, Jr., b. 1808; d. . (No further record.) 

1785. Moses Woodruff, b. 1S10; d. Oct. 4, 1851; 1st m. Eliza Lyon; 2d m. Sarah 


1786. Archibald Woodruff, b. 1812; d. ; 1st m. ; 2d m. Isabella Little- 


751. Samuel Edison (Sarah Ogden 267 , Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Mar. 7, 1767; d. Mar. 27, 1865; 1st m. Nancy Stimson; 2d m. 
Sept. 5, 1825, Elizabeth Cook, b. May 8, 1799; d. Mar. 31, 1890. 

Samuel Edison7si was probably b. in or near Caldwell, N. J., and the family soon after 
his birth removed to Nova Scotia, a part remaining there, or in some other part of Canada, 
while other members settled in the middle west of the U. S. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 25): 
(Perhaps not in order of birth.) 

1787. Marcellus Edison, b. ; m. Susan Rupe. (No reliable record.) 

1788. John Edison, b. ■ ; m. Mary Force. (No reliable record.) 

1789. Thomas Edison, b. ; 1st m. Deborah ; 2d m. Mary Ann Harris. 

1790. Harry Edison, b. ; m. Caroline Harris. (No reliable record.) 

1791. David Edison, b. ; m. Frances White. (No reliable record.) 

1792. Samuel Edison, Jr., b. Aug. 16, 1804; d. Feb. 26, 1896; 1st m. Nancy Elliott; 

2d m. Mary Sharlow. 

1793. Snow Edison, b. Feb. 7, 1809; m. Christiana Berkhold. (No further record.) 

1794. Eliza Edison, b. ; m. Stephen Secord. (No further record.) 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 25): 

1795. Simeon Ogden Edison, b. June 12, 1826; 1st m. Apr. 17, 1855, Julia M. Red- 

dington, b. ; d. 1856; 2d m. Julia Andrus Tilden. 

^ebcttt^ dBicnerattou 

1796. Mahlon Burwell Edison, b. May 25, 1828; m. Sarah Putnam. 

1797. Elizabeth Jane Edison, b. Apr. 11, 1830; m. Feb. 18, 1857, Milford M. 


1798. Fordice Warner Edison, b. July 13, 1832; 1st m. Oct. 5, 1865, Emma Johnson; 

2d m. Martha Bell. 

1799. Charles Oscar Edison, b. Jan. 28, 1836; m. Mary Ann Finch. 

779. Amos Ogden (Eleazer 276 , Abraham 72 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), 

b. Aug. 2i, 1780; d. circa 1850; m. Sarah Condit, b. ; d. circa 1828; 

dau. of Matthew Condit and Sarah Lindsley, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

1800. John C. Ogden, b. circa 1802 ; d. ; m. Aug. 4, 1828, Eliza Goble, of Newark, 


John C. Ogden' 8 °° was a hatter and resided at Pompton, N. J. 

1801. Eliza Ogden, b. Feb. 24, 1806; d. Mar. 7, 1864; m. Henry H. Adams. 

1802. Mary J. Ogden, b. 1809; d. . (No further record.) 

1803. Lydia Ogden, b. 1811; d. s. p. Apr. 1, 1872; m. July 2, 1832, Robert Dod, b. 

Oct. 28, 1808; d. ; son of Robert W. Dod and Rachel Van Houten, 

his wife, of Paterson, N. J. 

Robert Dod was a leather dealer in Newark, N.J. 

1804. Hiram Ogden, b. 1813; d. 1874. 

1805. Amanda Ogden, b. 1815; d. Apr. 1891; m. Lewis B. Baldwin. 

1806. Sarah Ogden, b. 1819; d. s. p. May, 1893; m - Thomas B. Peddie. 

Thomas B. Peddie was an extensive manufacturer of trunks, in New- 
ark, N. J. He was wealthy and a liberal giver; he built Peddie Memorial 
Church, Newark, N. J. 

780. Israel Ogden (Eleazer 276 , Abraham 72 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Aug. 28, 1782; d. ; m. . (Name of wife not recorded.) 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

1807. Amos Ogden, b. Dec. 28, 1802; d. Oct. 15, 1879; ist m - Ellen Nafie; 2d m. 

Effie Ann Depoe. 

1808. Smith Ogden, b. Mar. 2, 1805; d. . (No further record.) 

782. Elizabeth Ogden (Eleazer 276 , Abraham 72 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Mar. 10, 1787 ; d. Jan. 16, 1882 ; m. Isaac T. Harrison, b. Nov. 
23, 1784; d. Feb. 2, 1827; son of Thomas Harrison and Nancy Osborn, 

hlS Wlfe " CHILDREN (Chart 29) : 

1809. Abraham Ogden Harrison, b. Mar. 6, 1806; d. July 25, 1885; m. Margaret . 

Children: William Harrison' 8 "" 8 ; Jane E. Harrison' 8 "" 1 "; Augusta 
Harrison' 8 """. 
1S10. Thomas Madison Harrison, b. Nov. 23, 1808; d. Feb. 27, 1887; m. 

Margaret . 

Children: William Harrison' 8 "" 3 ; Madison Harrison' 8 '" 1 "; Frederick 
Harrison' 8 '" ; Tilitha Harrison' 8 '"" 1 ; Elizabeth Harrison' 8 ' 00 ; Emma 
Harrison' 8 '"'. 


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1811. Sarah Ann Harrison, b. Oct. 30, 1810; d. Nov. 20, 1851 ; m. Charles Tucker. 

Children: William G. Tucker'S"'; Elizabeth H. TucKER' 8 n b . 

1812. Josiah Harrison, b. July 30, 1813; d. Jan. 13, 1855. 

1813. Abby Harrison, b. Feb. 22, 1816; d. ; m. Charles H. Osborn. 

Children: Frederick W. OsBORN l8l 3 a ; John W. OsBORN' 8 i3 b ; William 
E. Osborni8i3 c ; Mary OsBORNi 8 i3 d ; Charles OsBORNi8i3 e . 

1814. Edward Frazee Harrison, b. Aug. 25, 1819; d. Nov. 29, 1850. 

1S15. Isaac Harrison, b. Apr. 5, 1822; d. Feb. 1, 1894; m. Liverpool, Eng., Mary 
Hughes, b. Mar. 17, 1822; d. Newark, N. J., July 18, 1899. 

Children: Anna Elizabeth HarrisoniSis 1 ; Mary Emeline 
HARRisoN l8l s b ; Sarah Adella Harrison'Siss twin to Mary E. and d. y. ; 
Sarah Emeline HARRisoN' 8l s d ; m. Winton C. Garrison. 

783. Hannah Ogden (Eleazer 276 , Abraham 72 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Feb. 6, 1790; d. Jan. 5, 1859; m. Oct. 19, 1808, Josiah Leonard, b. 

Sept. 16, 1787; d. Dec. 3, 1844; son of Leonard and Nancy E. 

Fairchild, his wife. 

Josiah and Hannah (Ogden) Leonard^ lived in Orange, N. J., where he was a 
school-teacher. They are both buried in Rosedale Cemetery, that city. 
CHILDREN (Chart 29): 

1816. Eliza Ann Leonard, b. Nov. 23, 1809 (living, 1894); m. Feb. 12, 1833, David 

A. Smith, b. Feb. 12, 1807; d. July 3, 1866. 

Children: Frederick Smith' 8 ^ 3 , b. Apr. 11, 1834; d. ; Lemuel 

Ogden SMiTH' 8 i 6b , b. Apr. 12, 1841; d. 1865. (Reported killed about close 
of Civil War.) 

1817. Stephen Leonard, b. Feb. 5, 1812; d. ; m. Mary Jane Lindsley. 

1818. William Henry Leonard, b. Apr. 26, 1814; d. ; m. Martha Stetson. 

1819. Catharine Leonard, b. Dec. 29, 1816; d. ; m. Monroe Dodd. 

1820. James Smith Leonard, b. Apr. 13, 1819; d. ; m. Fanny Durand. 

1821. Isabella Cameron Leonard, b. Feb. 5, 1822; d. 1891; m. Marcus M. Mitchell, 

b. 1821; d. 1866; son of John Mitchell and Abby M. Reynolds, his wife. 

He was a hat manufacturer in company with his brother-in-law Col. 
Napoleon Stetson, in Orange, N. J., where he and his wife resided, died, and 
were buried. 

Children: Caroline A. Mitchell' 8 *!", b. 1845; istm. Milton Greacen 

b. ; d. 1868; 2d m. William Vaughn. Marcus MiTCHELLi 8 " b 

b. 1848; m. 1873, Mary Elizabeth Groesbeeck, b. 1852, dau. of Rev 
David Groesbeeck and Margaret C. Duval, his wife. Edward Mitchell" 82 ! , 
b. 1851; d. 1861. Emma Terese Mitchell' 8 " 11 , b. Mar. 12, 1863; m. 1885 
Harry R. Terhune, b. 1859; son of Richard A. Terhune and Sarah Maria 
Baldwin, his wife. 

1822. Mary Leonard, b. Feb. n, 1825; d. ; m. Col. Napoleon Stetson, of 

Orange, N. J. 

784. Lydia Ogden (Eleazer 276 , Abraham 72 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), 
b. Mar. 29, 1794; d. ; m. Jonathan Lindsley. 

Jonathan Lindsley either had been or afterward became the husband of No. 770, 
Betsey Baldwin; the statement is made by one of the family. 

^>efoentt) feneration 

CHILDREN (Chart 29): 

1823. Jonathan Lindsley, Jr., b. ; d. ■. 

1S24. Jabez Lindsley, b. ; d. ; m. Mary . 

1825. James Lindsley, b. ; d. . 

1826. Isaac Lindsley, b. ; m. Mary . 

1827. Joseph Lindsley, b. ; d. . 

1828. Harris Lindsley, b. ; m. Janett Peck. 

1829. Elizabeth Lindsley, b. ; d. . 

1S30. Martha Lindsley, b. ; m. Rev. Abraham Mattice. 

Children: Herbert L. Mattice^"- 1 ; Frances C. Mattice'83°i> ; 
Arthur Ogden Mattice 1830c; Elizabeth L. Mattice^^; Harry T. 

794. Ezekiel Ogden, Jr. (Ezekiel 284 , John", Jonathan 14 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. Nov. 26, 1765; d. Dec. 10, 1822; m. Mar. 1787, No. 795, Abigail 
Ogden, b. Oct. 3, 1765 ; d. May 14, 1820; dau. of No. 285, Matthias Ogden, 
and Margaret Magie, his wife. 

Ezekiel Ogden, Jr. 794 and his wife Abigail Ogden7°s He side by side in the First Pres. 
Ch. yard, Elizabeth, N. J. The lines on his tombstone are touching and expressive: 

"Scarce had ceased the falling tear 

Shed for a mother kind and dear, 

E're yet we feel still heavier woe, 

And tears of deeper anguish flow : 
"The father 's gone! our only hope, 

Our counsellor and earthly prop. 

Oh may the prayers which here he made 

Descend in blessings on our head!" 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

1831. Abraham Ogden, b. Union, N.J. , Dec. 30, 1787; d. New York City, July 8, 1812. 

1832. Ichabod Ogden, b. July 18, 1789; d. Sept. 30, 1861; m. Rebecca Townley. 

1833. Ezekiel Ogden, 3D, b. Jan. 12, 1791; d. 1823; m. Jane Lewes Cochran. 

1834. James Kilborn Ogden, b. July 30, 1793; d. 1869; m. Margaret Hall. 

1835. Abigail Ogden, b. Mar. 30, 1795; d. Sept. 25, 1871; m. Jonathan Magie. 

1836. Phebe Ogden, b. Dec. 5, 1796; d. y. 

1837. Hatfield Ogden, b. June 10, 1798; d. Oct. 7, 1817. 

1838. Phebe Ogden, b. July 8, 1799; d. Nov. 20, 1878; m. Oct. 11, 1827, Hon. Elias 

Darby, b. Dec. 27, 1797; d. Mar. 26, 1879. 

Hon. Elias Darby was at one time Mayor of Elizabeth, N. J. 
Child: Ogden Darbyi83S;>, b. June 27, 1828; d. Oct. 24, 1857. 

1839. John Ogden, b. Feb. 18, 1801; d. Jan. 23, 1891; m. Jane Eliza Gray. 

1840. Samuel Ogden, b. July 18, 1803; d. Feb. 9, 1881; m. Mary Barr Campbell. 

1841. Joseph Meeker Ogden, b. Sept. 21, 1804; d. Feb. 13,-1884; m. Emeline 

Atwood Sweasey. 

1842. Theodore Hamilton Ogden, b. Jan. 17, 1806; d. ; m. Oct. 26, 1830, Mary 

Jane Magie. 

Child: Theodore Ogden, Jr. 1842 s , b. ; removed to Michigan. 

1843. Jonathan Ogden, b. June 12, 1807; d. June 4, 1888; m. Elizabeth Gorham. 


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797. Phebe Ogden (Matthias 285 , Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. Dec. 13, 1769; d. Feb. 26, 1830; m. 1803, Benjamin J. Jarvis, 
b. Mar. 17, 1775; d. Oct. 8, 1862. 

They resided in Elizabethtown, N. J., and are interred in First Pres. Ch. yard. 
CHILDREN (Chart 29): 

1844. Hannah O. Jarvis, b. 1804; d. May 10, 1876. 

1845. Sarah B. Jarvis, b. 1806; d. May 13, 1884; m. James Willis, b. 1805; d, Aug. 

16, 1877. 

Both interred in First Pres. Ch. yd., Elizabeth, N. J. 
(No mention of children.) 

1846. John O. Jarvis, b. 1808; d. July 27, 1841. 

1847. Margaret M. Jarvis, b. 1811; d. Nov. 10, 1865. 

798. Charity Ogden (Matthias 285 , Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. June 30, 1772; d. July 8, 1852; m. Jan. 24, 1795, No. 1067, 
Benjamin Ogden, b. Aug. 31, 1769; d. May 19, 1844; son of No. 370, 
Jacob Ogden, and Elizabeth Morehouse, his wife. 

They resided in Elizabethtown, N. J. Both Charity Ogden" 8 , and her husband, 
Benjamin Ogdeni°*7, were of the sixth generation from "Good Old John Ogden," of 
Elizabethtown, N. J., and their marriage was the converging of two distinct lines of 

CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

1848. Peggy Ogden, b. Nov. 22, 1795; d. Aug. 26, 1828; m. Dec. 14, 1817, Daniel 

Wade, b. circa 1793; d. May 19, 1864. 

(No mention of children.) 

1849. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Oct. 14, 1797; d. y. 

1850. Charity Ogden, b. Jan. 3, 1800; d. y. 

1851. Betsy Ann Ogden, b. Dec. 13, 1803; d. unm. 1872. 

1852. Rachel Ogden, b. Feb. 10, 1806; d. unm. Sept. 29, 1891. 

1853. (Charity Ogden, b. Mar. 25, 1812; d. unm. 1867. 

1854. (Benjamin Ogden, Jr., b. twin, Mar. 25, 1812; d. June 4, 1884; 1st m. Emily 

Lane; 2d m. Mary Jane Bird. 

1855. Hannah Ogden, b. Sept. 5, 1814; d. unm. 

1856. Isaac Ogden, b. Apr. 18, 1818; d. July 9, 1889; m. Martha Atchison. 

799. Lewis Ogden (Matthias 285 , Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), 
b. Aug. 8, 1775; d. May 15, 1818; m. May 25, 1799, Elizabeth Bond, 
b. Oct. 10, 1781; d. July 28, 1870; dau. of Elihu Bond and Phebe Price, 
his wife. „ UTT r. ,„, . ,. 

CHILD (Chart 6): 

1857. Charity Ogden, b. May 26, 1799; d. Jan. 27, 1882; m. Daniel Price, Jr. 

800. Samuel Ogden (Matthias 285 , Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. Feb. 13, 1777; d. Nov. 17, 1827; m. Feb. 8, 1807, Esther 
Brown, b. Sept. 24, 1781; d. Aug. 17, 1832; dau. of William and Phebe 

^ctoentt) dSiencratfoit 

They resided and died in Elizabeth, N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 6): 

858. Phebe Brown Ogden, b. Nov. 9, 1807; d. Apr. 29, 1867; m. Thomas S. Bird. 

859. William Ogden, b. Mar. 22, 1809; d. unm. Aug. 16, 1832. 

860. Charity Ann Ogden, b. Mar. 17, 1S11; d. Jan. 14, 1819. 

861. Job Ogden, b. Nov. 16, 1812; d. Mar. 17, 1889; m. Henrietta Woodruff. 

862. Mary Ogden, b. Aug. 22, 1814; d. Apr. n, 1865. 

863. Margaret Magie Ogden, b. Dee. 14, 1816; d. July 10, 1859; m. John McCord. 

864. Susan Ogden, b. Mar. 22, 1819; d. Nov. 23, 1870; m. Caleb Camp. 

865. Matthias Ogden, b. June 14, 1820; m. Tamar Robinson. 

866. Charity Ann Ogden, 2D, b. June 20, 1825; d. July 23, 1825. 

803. John Magie Ogden (Matthias 28s , Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jonathan", 
John 1 ), b. Nov. 5, 1789; d. Apr. 2, 1834; m. Nov. 5, 1808, Ann Ross, 
b. 1781 ; d. Jan. 1, 1855. 

They resided in Elizabeth, N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 6): 

1867. Charles Ross Ogden, b. Mar. 27, 181 3; d. Nov. 3, 1894; m. Mary Ann Simmonson, 

b. ; d. . 

1868. Sarah Ann Ogden, b. Apr. 4, 1815; m. Oct. 29, 1835, Charles Summers, b. 

Mar. 29, 1811; d. May 1, 1879. 

Child: Dr. George Summers' 8683 , b. May 25, 1837; d. unm. July 5, 

The father and son are interred in Pres. cemetery, Elizabeth, N. J. 

1869. Elizabeth Magie Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Aug. 14, 1836, Henry Weatherby. 

(No mention of children.) 

1870. Ezra Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Apr. 18, 1857, Harriet Stowvenel. 

(No mention of children.) 

1871. Thomas Dickerson Ogden, b. ; d. . 

1872. Joanna Thompson Ogden, b. Jan. 7, 1827; d. Sept. 7, 1827. 

804. Matthias Ogden, Jr. (Matthias 285 , Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. Sept. 20, 1784; d. Apr. 18, 1821; m. Rachel Thompson. 

CHILD (Chart 6): 

1873. Margaret Magie Ogden, b. ; d. . 

805. Joseph Ogden (Matthias 285 , Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. Jan. 8, 1787; d. Elizabeth, N. J., Aug. 28, 1827; m. Mar. 20, 
1808, Hannah Insley, b. Feb. 16, 1788; d. Sept. 13, 1822; dau. of Henry 
Insley and Hannah De Hart, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 6): 

1874. Catharine Ogden, b. Dec. 18, 1809; d. ; m. Rev. James M. Huntting. 

1873. Matthias Henry Ogden, b. Apr. 23, tSix; d. Mar. 23, 1895; m. Harriet 

1876. James Lawrence Ogden, b. Nov. 28, 1813; d. ; m. Emily M. Wandell. 


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1877. Isaac Crane Ogden, b. Feb. 10, 1816; d. May 4, 1896; m. Amanda Maria 


1878. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Feb. 14, 1818; d. Aug. 3, 1879; m. John L. Brower. 

1879. Albert Ogden, b. Aug. 14, 1819; d. Oct. 3, 1820. 

1880. Albert Ogden, 2D, b. Jan. 2, 1821; d. Nov. 1, 1822. 

1881. Hannah Ogden, b. Aug. 24, 1822; d. Sept. 12, 1822. 

806. Eunice Woodruff (Elizabeth Ogden 28 ', Samuel 81 , Samuel IS , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. 1768; d. May 30, 1850; 1st m. 1787, Theodorus 
James Hamilton, b. ; d. Oct. 4, 1809; 2d m. Rev. Thomas Morrell. 

CHILD — First Marriage (Chart 22): 

1882. Elizabeth Hamilton, b. — ■ — -; d. — ■ — ; m. James C. Sayer. 

CHILD — Second Marriage (Chart 22): 

1883. Eunice Theodosia Morrell, b. ; d. ; m. Apollos Morrell Elmer. 

808. Joseph Periam, Jr. (Elizabeth Ogden 287 , Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , 

Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 20, 1781; d. Sept. 2, 1839; m. July 12, 1806, 

* Phebe Ogden Meeker, b. ; d. ; dau. of Joseph Meeker and 

Mary Magie, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 22): 

1884. Joseph M. Periam, b. Nov. 3, 1806; d. Aug. 26, 1833. 
885. Elizabeth Ogden Periam, b. Nov. 26, 1807; (L Sept. 13, 1876; m. Benjamin 


Mary M. Periam, b. July 21, 1809; d. ; m. William F. Tunnard. 

887. Thomas Morrell Periam, b. Dec. 27, 1810; d. May 11, 1853; m - Katharine 
John Periam, b. Apr. 12, 1812; d. June 12, 1838. 

Abigail Periam, b. Nov. 26, 1813; d. . 

890. Phebe Ogden Periam, b. July 29, 1815; d. Sept. 12, 1826. 
Daniel Periam, b. Nov. 11, 1817; d. May 1, 1850. 
Jonathan Periam, b. Aug. 25, 1819; d. y. 

893. Jonathan Periam, 2d, b. Feb. 17, 1823; m. Mary Wadhams. 

894. Joseph Periam, b. June 3, 1831; d. at Gettysburg. 

(Record so states, although oldest brother of same name was not 
dead at time of latter's birth.) 

815. Oliver Ogden (Elihu 289 , Samuel 81 , Samuel IS , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), 
b. Aug. 4, 1788; d. Sept. 22, 1832; m. Jan. 12, 181 1, Abigail Thorp, 
b. Oct. 11, 1785; d. Dec. 1859. 

Oliver Ogden 8i s was born, married, and died in Elizabethtown, N. J. He ran a freight 
and passenger boat between Elizabethtown and New York until his death. 
CHILDREN (Chart 6): 

1895. Pierson Dickerson Ogden, b. Nov. 21, 1810; d. ; m. Catharine Corson. 

1896. Elizabeth Darby Ogden, b. May 1, 1812; d. Aug. 17, 1813. 

1897. Susanna Ogden, b. Sept. 10, 1814; d. Sept. 21, 1815. 


^efcentl) feneration 

1598. Oliver R. Ogden, b. Aug. 16, 1816 (living 1893); 1st m. Cornelia Osborn; 

2d m. Fanny Boughton (living 1893, aged 57). 

1599. Elihu Price Ogden, b. Nov. 24, 1818; d. . 

He left Elizabethtown for New York when young, and married there. 
(No further account.) 

1900. Effy Smith Ogden, b. Jan. 12, 1821; d. Jan. 1852; 1st m. Robert Wilson; 

2d m. Isaac Martin. 

(No mention of children.) 

1901. Joseph James Barker Ogden, b. May 8, 1823 (living 1893); m. Mary C. 


1902. Francis Morrell Ogden, b. Aug. 18, 1826; d. Aug. 27, 1862; m. Elizabeth 


1903. Isabella Conover Ogden, b. Aug. 27, 1828; m. Erastus W. Crane. 

1904. George Middlebrook Ogden, b. Jan. 7, 1832; d. Nov. 1862; m. Matilda 


820. Ogden Woodruff (Charity Ogden 290 , Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jona- 
than 4 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 25, 1776; d. Nov. 21, 1833; m. Sept. 1, 1804, 
Elizabeth Price, b. 1782; d. May 12, 1848. 

CHILDREN (Chart 22): » 

1905. Phebe Woodruff, b. 1805; d. Apr. 23, 1829. 

1906. Emeline Woodruff, b. June, 1823; d. Sept. 23, 1824. 

1907. Benjamin Woodruff, b. 1825; d. June 6, 1846. 

830. Enos Price (Rachel Ogden 294 , Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. Jan. 1, 1782; d. July 1, 1872; m. Feb. 27, 1806, Phebe Brown, 
b. 1785; d. Sept. 14, 1861. 

CHILDREN (Chart 22): 

1908. Aaron O. Price, b. ; d. ; m. Elizabeth Searing. 

1909. Jesse Price, b. ; d. ; m. Eliza Woodruff. 

They had 3 children. 

1910. Joanna Price, b. ; d. ; m. David Woodruff. 

They had 4 children. 

191 1. Phebe Price, b. ; d. ; m. June 21, 1843, Archibald Parkhurst. 

(No mention of children.) 

1912. Elizabeth Price, b. ; d. ; m. Thomas H. Price, son of No. 701, John 

Price, and Martha Van Liew, his wife. 

1913. David Price, b. ; d. . 

1914. Mary Price, b. ; d. . 

1915. Pamelia Price, b. ; d. ; m. Rev. William Garthwaite. 

They had 3 children. 

850. John Ogden (Joseph 295 , Samuel 81 , Samuel 15 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), 
b. ; d. ; m. Harriet Hamilton. 

CHILDREN (Chart 6): 

1916. William Hamilton Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Annie Akin. 

1917. Amelia Ogden, b. ; m. Dec. 22, 1855, Frederick de Billier, of New York 


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C^e £)gDen iJfamtlt 

857. Jonathan Ogden Mosely (Phebe Ogden 307 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Elizabethtown, N. J., Apr. 9, 1762; d. Saginaw, 

Mich., Sept. 9, 1839; m. Gertrude Van Voorhis, b. ; d. Saginaw, 

1844; dau. of Jacob Van Voorhis. 

Jonathan Ogden Mosely8s7 graduated at Yale College in 1780. 
CHILDREN (Chart 19): 

1918. Phebe Ann Mosely, b. June 27, 1784; d. ; m. Aug. 7, 1808, Jacob 

Bogardus, Jr. 

They had 10 children. 

1919. Thomas Mosely, b. Apr. 26, 1789; d. July 3, i860; m. Sept. 18, 1817, Elizabeth 

Warner, b. ; d. Sept. 17, 1842. 

They had 4 children. 

1920. Jonathan Ogde,n Mosely, Jr., b. Mar. 27, 1791; d. . 

1921. William Matthias Mosely, b. Feb. 25, 1793; d. 1856; m. 1836, Angeline Hill, 

b. ; d. 1848. 

They had 5 children. 

858. Robert Spencer (Anna Ogden 3 ° 8 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , 
•John 1 ), b. circa 1759; d. at sea 1787; m. Deborah Hatfield, b. Apr. 10, 

1761; d. Sept. 20, 1785; dau. of John Hatfield. 
CHILD (Chart 20): 

1922. Dr. Oliver Hatfield Spencer, b. Sept. 12, 1781; d. May 19, 1824; m. Aug. 5, 

1813, Hannah Dayton. 

They had 3 children. 

859. Elizabeth Spencer (Anna Ogden 308 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jona- 
than 4 , John 1 ), b. May 5, 1761 ; d. Aug. 15, 1839; m. Ebenezer Blachley, 
b. Dec. 6, 1760; d. Aug. 20, 181 2. 

CHILDREN (Chart 20) : 

1923. Julia Anna Blachley, b. July 7, 1783; d. . 

1924. Ebenezer Spencer Blachley, b. Aug. 19, 1784; d. ; m. Frances Donovan. 

(No children mentioned.) 

1925. Henry Wickham Blachley, b. Apr. 17, 1786; d. 1849; m - Hannah Leverage. 

They had 12 children. 

1926. Maria Jerusha Blachley, b. May 5, 1789; d. Feb. 1, 1827. 

1927. Nancy Blachley, b. Aug. n, 1791; d. . 

1928. Bayard Patterson Blachley, b. May 8, 1793; d. Dec. 5, 1878. 

1929. Eliza Blachley, b. Apr. 19, 1795; d. 1854. 

1930. Joseph Warren Blachley, b. Aug. 7, 1797; d. July 27, 1868; 1st m. Sept. 20, 

1822, Caroline W. Tuttle, b. ; d. July 6, 1823; dau. of Capt. William 

Tuttle and Tempe Wick, his wife; 2d m. Apr. 28, 1828, Mary C. Tuttle 
(1st wife's sister), b. Mar. 17, 1790; d. Dec. 11, 1871. 
One child by second marriage. 

1931. Oliver B. Blachley, b. Sept. 3, 1799; d. Sept. 12, 1836; m. June 9, 1825, 

Elizabeth Parker Alden, b. Apr. 1, 1802; d. Feb. 1, 1833; dau. of Rev. 
Abishai Alden and Elizabeth Parker, his wife. 
They had 3 children. 


^>cbenty feneration 

861. Nancy Spencer (Anna Ogden 3 " 8 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. Aug. 1768; d. Aug. 11, 1842; m. No. 940, Caleb Halsted, 
b. Apr. 24, 1770; d. Aug. 19, 1830; son of No. 338, William Halsted 
and Phebe Meeker, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 20): 

1932. Robert Halsted, b. 1790; d. . 

1933. Oliver Spencer Halsted, b. Sept. 23, 1792; d. Oct. 1877; m. 1814, Mary 

Hetfield, b. Apr. 21, 1793; d. Sept. 23, 1866; dau. of Morris Hetfield and 
Abigail Clark, his wife. 

They had 14 children. 

1934. William Halsted, b. June 4, 1794; d. 1878; m. Frances Bostwick. 

They had 7 children. 

1935. George Washington Halsted, b. Feb. 22, 1797; d. Apr. 7, 1879; m. Mar. 11, 

1819, Louisa Budden, b. Sept. 19, 1798; d. Camden, N. J., Sept. 6, 1884. 
They had 13 children. 

1936. Ann O. Halsted, b. Dec. 2, 1799; d. s. p. Jan. 3, 1881; m. Stephen Wyndham, 

b. 1804; d. 1883. 

1937. Mary Halsted, b. ; d. ; m. 1829, Jacob Ford, b. 1806; d. 1888. 

They had 6 children. 

1938. Phebe Halsted, b. 1803; d. Oct. 12, 1806. 

1939. Henrietta E. Halsted, b. June 2, 1810; d. May 1, 1896; m. No. 1959, Henry 

Evans Spencer, b. June 13, 1807; d. Feb. 12, 1882; son of No. 865, Oliver 
M. Spencer and Electa Oliver, his wife. 
They had 10 children. 

862. Sophia B. Spencer (Anna Ogden 3 ° 8 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. circa 1774; d. Feb. 10, 1846; m. Aug. 31, 1793, Major Mahlon 
Ford, U. S. A., b. July 26, 1756; d. June 12, 1820; son of John Ford, of 

Morristown, N. J. 

Major Mahlon Ford was severely wounded in battle with the Miami Indians at St. 
Clair's defeat in 179 1. He died at West Point, N. Y. 

CHILDREN (Chart 20): 

1940. Anna Maria Spencer Ford, b. Aug. 30, 1794; d. Jan. 28, 1861; m. Sept. 7, 

1821, Jacob Arnold, Jr., b. May 9, 1786; d. Mar. 7, 1834; of Morristown, 
N. J. 

They had 4 children. 

1941. George Washington Ford, b. ; d. ; m. Mary Edwards, b. 1802; d. 

Mar. 4, 1829. 

(No mention of children.) 

1942. John B. Ford, M.D., b. ; d. ; m. Jane Turner. 

(No mention of children.) 

1943. Nathan Ford, b. ; d. . 

1944. Elizabeth Wayne Ford, b. ; d. ; m. Walter B. Wheaton. 

(No mention of children.) 

1945. Jane Ford, b. ; d. ; m. Dr. Benjamin Shaw. 

(No children mentioned.) 

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863. Sarah Bloomfield Spencer (Anna Ogden 3 " 8 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. May 7, 1777; d. Feb. 24, 1851; m. Mar. 11, 1800, 
Nathaniel Evans, b. Mar. 6, 1776; d. Oct. 5, 1819; son of Francis Evans 
and Jane Richardson, his wife. 

Nathaniel Evans was a native of County Galway, Ireland, his parents being natives 
of Wales. Both he and wife died at Oakland Plantation, Feliciana, La. 

CHILDREN (Chart 20): 

1946. Francis A. Evans, b. Dec. 19, 1800; d. 1873; m - Aug. 1, 1820, Lucy A. Foley, 

b. June 5, 1800; d. June 12, 1844; dau. of Patrick and Martha Foley. 
They had 5 children. 

1947. Cornelia Spencer Evans, b. July 28, 1805; d. Dec. 30, 1832; m. Nov. 4, 1824, 

Capt. John De Hart, b. ; d. Oct. 14, 1841. 

They had 4 children. 

1948. Emma Evans, b. Nov. 8, 1806; d. Nov. 11, 1811. 

1949. John Nathaniel Evans, b. Nov. 20, 1809; d. Nov. 4, 1890; 1st m. July 26, 

1836, Mary B. Chandler, b. Nov. 3, 181 7; d. Feb. 19, 1849; 2dm. Oct. 10, 

i860, Marian Darcy, b. New York, Mar. 10, 1834; d. ; dau. of Patrick 

Darcy and Mary Flondre, his wife. 

The surname "Darcy" is said to have been orginally "De Arcy, " and 
that the family is of Norman descent. 

There were 5 children by first marriage, and 4 by the second. 

864. Dorothea C. Spencer (Anna Ogden 3 " 8 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Lyons Farms, near Elizabeth, N. J., Sept. 11, 1779; 
d. Nov. 4, 1841 ; m. June 10, 1802, Col. Edward Meeks, b. New York City, 
Dec. 15, 1774; d. Kenton Co., Ky., in his 49th year. 

CHILDREN (Chart 20): 

1950. Hetty Ann Meeks, b. Apr. 13, 1804; d. Feb. 4, 1878. 

1951. Susan Sophia Meeks, b. Feb. 9, 1806; d. 1868; m. Israel White. 

They had 4 children. 

1952. Edward Meeks, Jr., b. Aug. 13, 1808; d. Sept. 4, 1824. 

1953. Oliver Spencer Meeks, b. Columbia, O., Jan. 7, 1811; d. Jan. 31, 1882; m. 

1840, Mary E. Walton, b. ; d. Dec. 14, 1871. 

They had 10 children. 

1954. Ogden P. Meeks, b. Apr. 4, 1813; d. 1842. 

1955. Nathaniel Evans Meeks, b. Nov. 6, 1815; d. Nov. 8, 1833. 

1956. Sarah Emma Evans Meeks, b. Sept. 26, 181S; d. ; 1st m. Oct. 1844, 

William Stanriper; 2d m. Jan. 1855, Daniel W. Mackenzie. 

There were 3 children by first, and 3 children by second marriage. 

1957. Mary Elizabeth Meeks, b. Sept. 11, 1823; d. June 1, 1847. 

865. Oliver Marlborough Spencer (Anna Ogden 308 , Robert 83 , 
Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 14, 1781; d. May 30, 1838; m. 1805, 
Electa Oliver, b. Feb. 20, 1786; d. Jan. 28, 1849. 


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CHILDREN (Chart 20): 

1958. Robert O. Spencer, b. Feb. 10, 1806; d. ; m. Sept. 1, 1828, Jacinthia 

Jewitt, b. ; d. -. 

Child: Oliver M. Spencerioss*. 

1959. Henry Evans Spencer, b. June 13, 1807; d. Feb. 12, 1882; m. No. 1939, 

Henrietta E. Halsted, b. June 2, 1810; d. May 1, 1896. 
They had 10 children. 
i960. Oliver M. Spencer, Jr., b. Mar. 1, 1809; d. 1861. 

1961. John Collins Spencer, b. May 16, 1810; d. 1850. 

1962. Alexander O. Spencer, b. Dec. 27, 1812; d. Oct. 13, 1841. 

1963. [Francis William Spencer, b. Nov. 15, 1814; d. . 

1964. (Samuel Allison Spencer, b. twin, Nov. 15, 1814; d. . 

1965. David Brainard Spencer, b. July 13, 1S16; d. July 27, 181 7. 

1966. Anne E. Spencer, b. June 3, 1818; d. ; m. Raphael Semmes, a hero of 

the Civil War. 

1967. Warner Spencer, b. Feb. 9, 1821; d. . 

1968. (Josephine Bloomfield Spencer, b. Sept. 17, 1823; d. Sept. 25, 1823. 

1969. (Benjamin Franklin Spencer, b. twin, Sept. 17, 1823; d. Sept. 30, 1823. 

867. Sarah Edwards (Rhoda Ogden 3 ° 9 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. July 11, 1761; d. Apr. 25, 1841; 1st m. Jan. 5, 1783, Benjamin 

Chaplin, Jr., b. ; d. Mar. 20, 1789; 2dm. 1790, Capt. Daniel Tyler, 

b. May 21, 1750; d. Apr. 29, 1832. 

Sarah (Edwards, Chaplin) Tyler 86 7 was remarkable for intelligence and decision of 

Benjamin Chaplin, Jr., her 1st husb., was of Mansfield, Conn., and son of Deacon 
Benjamin Chaplin, in whose honor the town of Chaplin, Conn, was named. He was a 
student at Yale College, 1778; he died about a month before his son Jonathan E. was born. 

Capt. Daniel Tyler, her 2d husb., was of Brookline, Conn., and a graduate of Harvard 
College. Sarah (Edwards) Chaplin867 was his 2d wife. He 1st m. Mehitable Putnam, 2d 
dau. of Gen. Israel Putnam, of Revolutionary fame, with whom he served as Adjutant in 
many campaigns. He was later largely engaged in mercantile life. 

CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 21): 

1970. Timothy Edwards Chaplin, b. Aug. 18, 1781; d. unm. 

He followed the sea, and died at Acapulco, Mex. 

1971. Mehitable Chaplin, b. July 28, 1784; d. 1847; m - 1803, Brig. Gen. Seth 

Cushman, b. May 15, 1782; d. Mar. 18, 1845; of Guildhall, Vt., and the War 
of 1 81 2. They had 5 children. 

1972. Benjamin Chaplin, 3D, b. Mar. 13, 1786; d. ; m. Susanna C. Soule, b. 

July 12, 1785; d. July 26, 1867. 

They had 1 child. 

1973. Rev. Jonathan Edwards Chaplin, b. Apr. 30, 1789; d. Sept. 15, 1846; 1st m. 

1820, Harriet Hoisingden, b. Windsor, Vt., Jan. 5, 1798; d. Tiffin, O., 
Jan. 27, 1840; dau. of Abishai and Lucinda Hoisingden, of Woodstock, O.; 
2d m. dau. of Col. Thomas Hunt, then wid. of Gen. Josiah Snelling, U. S. A. 
Rev. Jonathan Edwards Chaplin'p73 grad. at Yale College in 1808. 
He studied law, removed to Buffalo, N. Y., and in 181 5 was admitted to 


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practice in Supreme Court of N. Y. In the war of 1812, he was appointed 
aide to Gen. Porter, and contracted intemperate habits, which continued 
many years, and nearly proved his ruin. In 1818 he removed to Urbana, 
O., to practice law, and in 1820 married Harriet Hoisingden, but continued 
his downward career. "With great versatility of talent, a ready wit, and 
an almost exhaustless fund of anecdote, he had a sort of popularity with 
the town classes, even after he had reached a point of extreme moral 

"In 1830 his mind took a new direction; he abandoned his evil habits, 
professed faith, and became a member of the Meth. Epis. Church. Though 
regarded as a highly accomplished lawyer, he deemed it his duty to preach, 
and was licensed as a local. From 1833 to 1837 he was Principal of Norwalk 
Seminary, Ohio. In 1834 he was admitted to the Ohio Conference. He 
left the Seminary and labored by appointment of the Conference with great 
acceptance and success in Elyria, O., 1838, Tiffin, O., 1838-9, and Maumee 
City 1 84 1. 

"While at Tiffin his wife died, leaving him with two children, the young- 
est only a few weeks old. He second married, at Maumee City, the widow 
of Gen. Josiah Snelling, then late of the 5th Infantry, U. S. A., and daughter 
of Col. Thomas Hunt, another distinguished officer of the army. In 1842 
he was appointed principal of the branch of the State University at White 
Pigeon, Wis., and the college prospered under his administration. But under 
these labors his health gave way, and he resigned his place in the institution. 
He died Sept. 15, 1846, aged about 57. With his last breath he cried: 'All 
is peace ; all is glory. ' 

"Before his conversion he seemed to have lost utterly all power of 
resistance to the craving for drink, and yet amidst it all there remained 
amiable and able traits of character. Unlike most inebriates he was always 
in good humor, and no man at any time doubted his stern integrity. Was 
never profane, vulgar or wicked in language, and was never known to speak 
an unkind word to his wife in his wildest moments of dissipation. After 
conversion he became a temperance advocate, and his lectures on temperance 
were like a tempest, sweeping all before them, and scores were reclaimed. 
As a preacher he was energetic, impressive, eloquent and successful in win- 
ning souls. To the needy he was more likely to give the whole of his last 
loaf than half. Multitudes honored and revered him while living, and 
remembered him with gratitude and veneration." 

There were 2 children by his 1st m. and none by the 2d m. 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 21): 

1974. Sarah Pierpont Tyler, b. Apr. 22, 1791; d. Nov. 7, 1857; m. Nov. 21, 1817, 

Rev. Samuel Porter Williams, of Newburyport, Mass. 
They had 6 children. 

1975. Edwin Tyler, b. Nov. 24, 1793; d. Aug. 4, 1838; 1st m. 1821, Alla Mary 

Edwards, b. 1799; d. 1833; dau. of Richard Edwards; 2d m. Charlotte 

Musgrave Wharton, b. ; d. 1852. 

Two children by first marriage. 

1976. Frederick Tyler, b. Abington, Conn., May 7, 1795; d. Hartford, Conn., Aug. 

3, 1880; m. Feb. 16, 1816, Sophia Sharpe, b. ; d. June 19, 1861. 

He was a merchant in Hartford, Conn. 
They had 7 children. 

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1977. Capt. Daniel Tyler, b. Jan. 7, 1799; d. Nov. 30, 1882; m. May 28, 1832, Emily 

Lee, b. ; d. Mar. 9, 1S64; dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth Lee, of 

Norwich, Conn. 

Capt. Daniel Tyler'"7 grad. West Point in 1819. He resigned from 
army in 1834, and died President of Mobile and Montgomery R. R. 
They had 5 children. 

868. Edward Hooker Edwards (Rhoda Ogden 309 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Elizabethtown, N. J., Jan. 20, 1763; d. Feb. 3, 1845; 
m. Sept. 4, 1783, Mary Ballard, b. Jan. 11, 1764; d. Feb. 12, 1824; dau. 
of Joshua and Ruth Ballard. 

Edward Hooker Edwards 868 in 1807 removed from Elizabethtown and settled in 
Newark Valley, N. Y. He united with the church there June 14, 181 2, and was dismissed 
to Ithaca, N.Y., Jan. 12, 1S23. 

CHILDREN (Chart 21): 

1978. John King Edwards, b. Stockbridge, Mass., Aug. 13, 1784; d. unm. Jan. 28, 1866. 

He was a merchant in Union, N. Y. 

1979. Robert Ogden Edwards, b. Stockbridge, Mass., Apr. 17, 1786; d. Dec. 11, 1861; 

m. Caroline Keeler, b. Norwalk, Conn.; d. Apr. 7, 1828; of Bingham- 
ton, N. Y. 

He lived and died at Chenango Forks, N. Y. 
They had 10 children. 

1980. Judge George Cunningham Edwards, b. Sept. 28, 1787; d. Bath, N.Y.,Nov. 

18, 1837; m. Chemung, N. Y., May 21, 181 2, Hannah Carpenter, b. Goshen, 
N.Y., June 21, 1791; d. Bath, N.Y., June 29, 1875; dau. of Jesse Carpenter, Sr. 
He was Judge of Steuben Co., N.Y. 
They had 8 children. 

1981. Frederick Edwards, b. Stockbridge, Mass., Sept. 22, 1789; d. Sherman, Conn., 

Apr. 6, 1870; m. Oct. 25, 1818, Dorcas Hodge, nee Hoyt, b. Danbury, 
Conn., Oct. 14, 1790; d. July 28, 1856. 
They had 1 child. 

1982. Mary Edwards, b. Stockbridge, Mass., Oct. 22, 1792; d. Sturgis, Mich., Mar. 18, 

i860; m. Aug. 30, 1832, James McKinney, b. Apr. 27, 1789; d. Sturgis, 
Mich., Sept. 14, 1837. 

They had 1 child. 

1983. William Edwards, b. Stockbridge, Mass., July 28, 1794; d. Lisle, N. Y., Jan. 30, 

1876; m. Aug. 20, 1815, Betsy Fay, b. Rutland, Vt., Apr. 18, 1795; d. 
Lisle, N. Y.; dau. of David Fay and Polly Burbank, his wife. 

William Edwards "> 8 3 was a manufacturer of lumber and scythes in 
Lisle, N. Y. They had 12 children. 

1984. Timothy Edwards, b. Dec. 24, 1796; d. unm. Ithaca, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1S25. 

1985. Edwin Edwards, b. Oct. 2, 1799; d. ; 1st m. Pontiac, Mich., Nancy 

Williams, b. 1792^. Apr. 22, 1836; 2d m. Hannah Lewis, b. ; d. Holly, 

Mich., Jan. 24, 1854; 3d m. Celestia Chamberlain, b. May 15, 1812. 
There was 1 child by 1st m. and 9 children by 2d m. 

1986. Henry Edwards, b. Jan. 10, 1804; d. Caldwell, N.Y., Apr. 28, 1883; m. 1829, 

Lydia Holcomb, b. Conn., Mar. 30, 1803; d. Warrensburg, N. Y., Oct. 29, 
1894. They had 5 children. 

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1987. Alex. Hamilton Edwards, b. Mar. 22, 1807; d. Ithaca, N. Y., Mar. 24, 1823. 

1988. Charles Edwards, b. May 29, 1809; d. Sept. 8, 1862; m. Nov. 28, 1857, Jane 

Morse, dau. of Elias Morse, of Vestal, N. Y. 

He was a merchant, and lived at Union, N. Y. 
(See "Edwards Genealogy.") 

869. Jonathan Edwards (Rhoda Ogden 300 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jona- 
than 4 , John 1 ), b. Elizabethtown, N. J., Oct. 16, 1764; d. Binghamton, N.Y., 
Sept. 1832; m. Nov. 20, 1778, Lucy Woodbridge, b. Apr. 14, 176-; d. 
Youngstown, O., 1848; dau. of Jahleel Woodbridge and Lucy Edwards, 
his wife, of Stockbridge, Mass. 

They were cousins, and were married at Stockbridge, Mass. They resided at Brown's 
Settlement, and thence removed to Binghamton, N. Y. He united with the church Dec. 

CHILDREN (Chart 21): 

1989. Nancy Woodbridge Edwards, b. Nov. 2, 1791; d. May n, 1810. 

1990. Matthias Ogden Edwards, b. Apr. 8, 1793; d. ; 1st m. Oct. 12, 181 5, 

Sarah Bradley, b. Feb. 29, 1796; d. Jan. 5, 1832; 2d m. Mar. 11, 1832, 
Jane Relyea, b. Feb. 14, 1795; d. June 25, 1843. 
There were 5 children by first marriage. 

1991. Lucy Edwards, b. Nov. 27, 1794; d. s. p. Oct. 27, 1876; 1st m. Rev. Hill, of 

Pulaski, Pa.; 2d m. Hales, of Hubbard, O.; 3d m. Stuart, of 

Dorset, O. 

1992. Cornelia Edwards, b. Mar. 26, 1798; d. Mar. 19, 1852; m. Ira Jones, b. ; 

d. June 13, 1853. 

They had 5 children. 
x 993- Jonathan Edwards, Jr., b. Lisle, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1799; d. Forest City, Neb., 
Jan. 13, 1881; m. Oct. 1, 1828, Lucy WooDBRibGE, b. Sept. 21, 1804; d. 
Apr. 11, 1898; of Youngstown, O. 

They had 9 children. 

1994. Timothy Edwards, b. Apr. 19, 1801; d. unm. Youngstown, O., Feb. 6, 1828. 

1995. Richard Edwards, b. Jan. 1, 1803; d. Apr. 18, 1884; m. Oct. 3, 1828, Catharine 

Pond May, b. ; d. Apr. 1, 1883; of Pittsburg, Pa. 

They had n children. 

1996. Rhoda Ogden Edwards, b. Feb. 25, 1805; d. Apr. 30, 1863; m. Oct. 8, 1833, 

George Breed, b. ; d. Apr. 11, 1867. 

They resided in Pittsburg, Pa., and had 8 children. 

1997. Sarah Elizabeth Edwards, b. Jan. 9, 1807; d. unm. 

. 1998. Joseph Edwards, b. Dec. 31, 1810; d. ; m. 1835, Susan Ripley; b. ; 

d. s. p. Apr. 8, 1880. 

He was on the propeller St. Clair, which burned on Lake Superior, 
July 6, 1876. 

They resided in Marquette, Mich. 

870. Richard Edwards, Esq. (Rhoda Ogden 309 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 5, 1766; d. Cooperstown, N. Y., 1805; m. Alla 
Visa Griffin, b. ; d. Stockbridge, Mass., 181 1. 


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Richard Edwards, Esq. 8 ' resided in Cooperstown, N. Y., where he practiced law. 
His wife was of Abington, Conn. 

CHILDREN (Chart 21): 

1999. Timothy R. Edwards, b. Mar. 17, 1795; d. July 13, 1839; m. Almyra Hall, 

b. ; d. July 30, 1869. 

They resided at Chatham (now Portland), Conn. 
They had 9 children. 

2000. Richard Edwards, Jr., b. May 4, 1797; d. May 29, 1849; m. Dec. 21, 1S24, 

Avarilla Graff, b. ; d. July 11, 1879; °f Baltimore, Md. 

They had 7 children. 

2001. Alla Mary Edwards, b. 1799; d. Brooklyn, Conn., 1833; m. 1821, Edwin 

Tyler, b. ; d. Aug. 4, 1835. 

They had 2 children. 

2002. Charles Griffin Edwards, b. 1S01; d. 1858; m. Eliza Marong. 

They resided at Catawba, Ala., and had no children. 

871. Phebe Edwards (Rhoda Ogden 3 °°, Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , 
John'Xb. Nov. 4, 1768; d.Jan. 21, 1848; istm. Stockbridge, Mass., June 11, 
1792, Rev. Asahel Hooker, b. Aug. 29, 1762; d. Apr. 19, 1813; son of 
Hezekiah Hooker; 2d m. Oct. 30, 1814, Samuel Farrar, b. Dec. 13, 1773; 
d. . 

Rev. Asahel Hooker was of Goshen, Conn. He graduated at Yale in 1789. 

Samuel Farrar was of Andover, Mass. He graduated at Harvard in 1797, and was 
Treasurer and Financial Agent of Andover Theological Seminary, and President of the 
Bank of Andover. 

(No mention of children by second marriage.) 

CHILDREN (Chart 21): 

2003. Timothy Edwards Hooker, b. Sept. 1793; d. Jan. 1794- 

2004. Rev. Edward William Hooker, D.D., b. Nov. 24, 1794; d. Mar. 31, 1875; 1st 

m. Oct. 10, 1821, Faith Huntington, b. Sept. 20, 1796; d. May 5, 1850; 

2d m. Nov. 19, 1850, Mrs. Elizabeth H. Lyman, b. ; d. Sept. 4, 1856; 

3dm. Dec. 28, 1857, Lucy Bagley, b. ; d. Nov. 11, 1870. 

The Rev. Dr. E. W. Hooker'»»4 grad. Middlebury College in 1814; 
Andover Theolog. Sem. conferred D.D. He was pastor of a church in Ben- 
nington and Fairhaven, Vt., and died at Ft. Atkinson, Wis. 

There were 6 children by 1st m. ; no children mentioned by 2d and 3d m. 

2005. Mary Ann Hooker, b. Apr. 17, 1796; d. Newton Center, Mass., Oct. 17, 1880; 

m. Sept. 28, 1818, Rev. Elias Cornelius, D.D., b. July 31, 1794; d. Hart- 
ford, Conn., Feb. 12, 1832. 

He grad. at Yale in 1813. 

They had 5 children. 

2006. Sarah Elizabeth Reeve Hooker, b. Aug. 28, 1803; d. Cincinnati, O., May 6, 

1881; m. May 11, 1826, Rev. Solomon Peck, D.D., b. Jan. 25, 1800; d. 
Rochester, N. Y., June 11, 1874. 

He grad. at Brown University in 1816; later Andover Theo. Sem. 
They resided 40 years in Boston, Mass. 
They had 2 children. 

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872. Col. William Edwards (Rhoda Ogden^ ', Robert 83 , Robert 16 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Northampton, Mass., Nov. n, 1770; d. Brooklyn, 
N.Y., Dec. 29, 1851; m. Nov. 11, 1793, Rebecca Tappan, b.July 14, 1775; 
d. Brooklyn, N. Y., Mar. 27, 1857; dau. of Benjamin and Sarah Holmes 
Tappan, of Northampton, Mass. 

Col. William Edwards 8 ' 1 was apprenticed to his uncle Col. Oliver Spencer, who was 
at that time a tanner and currier at Elizabethtown, N. J. Col. Edwards introduced the 
system of tanning leather now used in nearly all the tanneries of the United States, which 
requires but about one-fourth of the time previously taken by the old European process. 

He removed from Elizabethtown to Northampton, Mass. where he built his first tannery. 
He sent his first leather to Boston in 1794. The hemlock bark having failed in the Con- 
necticut valley, he determined to utilize the vast hemlock forests of the Catskill Mts., and 
in 1817 removed to Hunter, Green Co., N. Y. He erected his model tannery on Schoharie 
creek, from which he annually shipped 10,000 sides of sole-leather to the New York market. 
He invented many machines and appliances for the better production of leather, and made 
water-power lighten manual labor in many ways. The great success of American manu- 
facture of leather is to be traced directly to the improved methods first employed by Col. 
William Edwards 8 ' 2 . 

CHILDREN (Chart 21): 

2007. William W. Edwards, b. Northampton, Mass., Dec. 10, 1796; d. Brooklyn, N.Y., 

Mar. 10, 1876; m. May 24, 1821, Helen Ann Mann, b. Feb. 17, 1800; d. 
Clifton Springs, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1887; dau. of Jonas Mann and Mercy Towne, 
his wife, of Brattleboro, Vt. 

William W. Edwards 200 ? was a merchant in New York City until 1829, 
after which he was a manufacturer in Brooklyn, N. Y. He was the founder 
of the Brooklyn Dime Savings Bank, and Treasurer of the same. 
They had 12 children. 

2008. Hon. Henry Edwards, b. Oct. 22, 1798; d. Sept. 23, 1885; m. Sept. 24, 1828, 

Martha Ann Dorr, b. ; d. May 5, 1882, of Boston. 

He was member of Boston City Government, and of Mass. House of 
Representatives. Was Trustee of Mass. General Hospital, and for 40 years 
Trustee of Amherst College. 

They had 4 children. 

2009. Ogden E. Edwards, b. Northampton, Mass., Nov. n, 1802; d. Lexington, N. Y., 

Apr. 25, 1848; m. Sept. 14, 1827, Catharine Shepherd, b. Aug. 22, 1806; 
d. New York, Apr. 20, 1843 ; dau. of Thomas Shepherd and Catharine Tryon, 
his wife, of Northampton, Mass. 

He was clerk for Jacob Lorillard, and succeeded him in the leather 
business in "The Swamp," New York City. 
They had 9 children. 

2010. Alfred Edwards, b. Aug. 10, 1804; d. New York City, Sept. 8, 1882; m. June 

21, 1831, Sophia Matilda Lewis, b. Sept. 18, 1806; d. New York, Sept. 24, 
1889; dau. of Rev. Zechariah Lewis and Sophia Nitchie, his wife, of New 
York City, and one of the founders of the Commercial Advertiser. 

Alfred Edwards 2010 was a merchant in New York City, and was the 
first to begin the up-town movement, rashly going from Pearl and Hanover 
streets to Park Row. He was the first also to venture to carry an exclusive 
stock of silk goods. They had 6 children. 

2011. Elizabeth Edwards, b. Dec. 29, 1806; d. Jan. 29, 1S07. 

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2012. Rebecca Edwards, b. Apr. 30, 1808; d. s. p. at sea near Havre, July 22, 1844; 

m. Paris, France, Sept. 2, 1830, Benjamin Curtis, b. ; d. Feb. 16, 1880. 

2013. Sarah Holmes Edwards, b. June 6, 1810; d. Southampton, L.I., Feb. 4, 1895; 

m. Hunter, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1834, Rev. John Nitchie Lewis, b. Aug. 6, 1808; 
d. Oct. s, 1861; son of Rev. Zechariah Lewis and Sophia Nitchie, his wife, 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Rev. John N. Lewis graduated at Yale in 1828. 
They had 7 children. 

2014. Ann Maria Edwards, b. Apr. 22, 1813; d. Oct. 7, 1893; m. Hunter, N. Y., 

Sept. 21, 1836, Rev. Edward A. Park, D.D., b. — — ; d. June 4, 1890. 
He was Professor in Andover Theo. Seminary, and son of Rev. Dr. 
Calvin Park, Prof, in Brown University. 
They had 3 children. 

2015. Amory Edwards, b. Apr. 24, 1S14; d. Elizabeth, N.J., Oct. 22, 1881; m. Feb. 5, 

1855, Sophia M. Jones, b. ; d. Dec. 22, 1876; of Fairfield, Conn. 

They had 1 child. 

2016. Elizabeth Tappan Edwards, b. Chester, Mass., Feb. 27, 1816; d. Brooklyn, 

N. Y., Dec. 10, 1887; m. Brooklyn, Apr. 28, 1847, Henry Rowland, b. ; 

d. Oct. 10, 1884; of New York City. 

They had 4 children. 

2017. Richard Cunningham Edwards, b. Hunter, N.Y., Oct. 15, 1819; d. s. p. Feb. 

18, 1903; m. June 6, 1849, Mary S. Williams, his cousin. 

874. Timothy Edwards, Jr. (Rhoda Ogden 300 , Robert 83 , Robert' 6 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. July 12, 1774; d. Sept. 22, 1851; m. 1820, Sarah 
Haigh, b. Yorkshire, Eng. ; d. June 21, 1842. 

Timothy Edwards, Jr. 874 followed the sea, and for several years was master of a ship 
between Charleston, S. C, and Liverpool, Eng. His wife, Sarah Haigh, was of Hudders- 
field, Eng. Soon after his marriage he quit the sea, and first settled in Augusta, Ga., where 
he was a cotton broker. He afterward went to Lexington, Green Co., N.Y., and followed 
the tanning business, and about the year 1S35 permanently settled in Jersey City, N.J., 
where he died. He was often in public office in Jersey City, being Justice of the Peace, etc. 
CHILDREN (Chart 21): 

2018. Sarah Edwards, b. Augusta, Ga., Feb. 6, 1S21; d. Princeton, N. J., Dec. 12, 

1873; m. Jersey City, Feb. 6, 1846, Joseph A. Annin, Esq., b. ; d. Aug. 

18, 1863. 

He graduated at Princeton in 1839, and was a lawyer. 
Thev had 8 children. 

2019. Thomas West Edwards, b. 1822; d. 1851, at sea. 

2020. Robert Ogden Edwards, b. Sept. 26, 1823; d. Plainfield, N. J., June 18, 1870. 

He was a merchant in New York City. 

2021. Susanna Haigh Edwards, b. June 24, 1825; d. Jan. 23, 1870; m. Nov. 

18, 1847, Jacob Rutsen Schuyler, b. ; d. Feb. 4, 1887. 

He was a merchant in New York City and resided in Jersey City, and 
later at Bergen Point. They had 10 children. 

2022. Hannah Maria Edwards, b. Lexington, N. Y., Aug. 5, 1833; d. Mar. 5, 1901; 

m. Oct. 3, 1855, Dr. Robert Wasson Forbes. 

He grad. Yale in 1842; received M.D. 1845. Was merchant in New 
York City and resided in Brooklyn. They had 5 children. 


C^e flDgticn family 

876. Rhoda Edwards (Rhoda Ogden* ', Robert 8 * , Robert 16 , Jonathan*, 
John 1 ), b. May 7, 1778; d. Nov. 13, 1864; m. Mar. 3, 1798, Josiah Dwight, 
Jr., b. Sept. 17, 1767; d. Mar. 8, 1821; son of Hon. Josiah Dwight, of 
Springfield, Mass. 

Rhoda (Edwards) Dwight^? 6 , according to " Tuttle Genealogy," was "a wonder and a 
joy to all who knew her to the end of her long life, for intellectual powers and moral worth. " 

Joseph Dwight, Jr., her husband, 1st m. May 21, 1789, Caroline Williams, who d. 
Dec. 26, 1796. He grad. Harvard Col. 1786; was merchant at Stockbridge, Mass., and some 
time in business with his brother-in-law William EdwardsS?*; was some years Clerk of the 
Hampshire Co. Court, and State Treasurer of Mass. 

CHILDREN (Chart 21): 

2023. Caroline Williams Dwight, b. Jan. 22, 1799; d. Dec. 19, 1813. 

2024. Timothy Edwards Dwight, b. May 14, 1800; d. Jan. 22, 1807. 

2025. Elizabeth Buckminster Dwight, b. Sept. 17, 1801; d. Nov. 18, 1864; m. 

Sept. 30, 1819, Charles Sedgwick, b. Dec. 15, 1791; d. Aug. 3, 1856; son 
of Hon. Theodore Sedgwick and Parmelia Dwight, his wife, of Lenox, 
Mass., and brother of Catharine Sedgwick, the celebrated writer. 

Charles Sedgwick was many years Clerk of Supreme Court of Mass. 
They had 5 children. 

2026. Robert Ogden Dwight, b. Stockbridge, Mass., Oct. 31, 1802; d. Madura, 

South India, Jan. 7, 1844; m. 1835, Mary Billings Williams, b. Mar. 8, 
1809; d. Madras, India, Apr. 20, 1852. 

Robert Ogden Dwight"" 6 studied at Amherst Col., grad. Andover 
1834; ordained A. B. C. F. M. Was missionary to the Madura Dist., Southern 
India, Aug. 28, 1835. His wife 2d m. Rev. Myron Winslow. 
They had 4 children. 

2027. Margaret Dwight, b. Apr. 14, 1804; d. Sept. 5, 1845. 

She taught in a celebrated school in Northampton, Mass., from the age 
of 16 till death. 
Amelia Dwight, b. triplet, Sept. 17, 1806; d. 1883; m. June 1, 1824, Dr. Joseph 
Henshaw Flint, b. Apr. 20, 1786; d. Nov. 11, 1846. 
They had 8 children. 
Mary Ann Dwight, b. triplet, Sept. 17, 1806; d. Nov. 4, 1858. 

She was a "teacher of drawing and painting. Patient, gentle, of 
sound knowledge and strong sense of duty." She was the author of 
several books in her chosen profession, one of which was on Grecian 
and Roman mythology. 
Susan Edwards Dwight, b. triplet, Sept. 17, 1806; d. Cleveland, O., Oct. 5, 
1883; m. Feb. 4, 1S34, Lewis Williams, b. Sept. 17, 1784; d. Chillicothe, 
O., Aug. 27, 1852, son of Rev. Nehemiah Williams and Margaret Keys, his 

Lewis Williams was a merchant of Chillicothe, 0. 

They had 2 children. 
The above triplets, Amelia, Mary Ann, and Susan, lived to celebrate 
their fiftieth birthday. They bore a close resemblance, Amelia and Mary 
Ann being often taken for each other. 
Timothy Edwards Dwight, b. June 5, 1808; d. May 29, 1833. 

Yale Col. 1827. Law student. 
Thomas Dwight, b. Apr. 5, 1810; d. Oct. 29, 1815. 

£a>cbcnt^ eventration 

2033. [Hannah Buckminster Dwight, b. Dec. i, 1811; d. Dec. 16, 1814. 

2034. (Hannah Worthington Dwight, b. twin, Dec. 1, 1811; d. Sept. 17, 1827. 

2035. Caroline Williams Dwight, b. Nov. 17, 1813; d. Jan. 26, 1881; m. May 29, 

1832, Rev. Samuel Hopkins, b. Apr. 11, 1808; d. 1887; son of Capt. John 
Hopkins and Lydia Thompson, his wife, of Hadley, Mass. 

He was grad. Dartmouth Col. 1827, Andover Theolog. Sem. 1831. Was 
ordained and preached at various places. 
They had 5 children. 

2036. Josiah Dwight, Jr., b. June 29, 1815; d. Dec. 29, 1878; m. Nov. 26, 1839, 

Amanda Leonard Griffin, b. Sept. 20, 1817; d. Apr. 29, 1894; dau. of 
Henry Griffin and Anna Leonard, his wife, of Hartland, 111. 
They resided at Woodstock, 111., and had 7 children. 

2037. Clarissa Dwight, b. Jan. 10, 1817; d. Nov. 12, 1820. 

878. Mary Edwards (Rhoda Ogden 3 " 9 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan*, 
John 1 ), b. Oct. 21, 1780; d. Jan. 23, 1873; m. Apr. 26, 1800, Hon. Mason 
Whiting, b. May 8, 1774; d. Jan. 11, 1849. 

Hon. Mason Whiting was a lawyer; resided at Binghamton, N. Y.; was member of 
Legislature; later Dist. Attorney. 

CHILDREN (Chart 21): 

2038. Mary Elizabeth Whiting, b. Gt. Barrington, Mass., Apr. 25, 1801 ; d. 

Binghamton, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1882; m. Sept. 19, 1819, Col. John Tilden 
Doubleday, b. New Lebanon, N. Y., Aug. 17, 1795; d. Brooklyn, N. Y., 
June 25, 1857. 

He was at first a farmer, then a druggist, and afterward a merchant in 
N. Y. City. He was Col. of militia. He finally became a self-appointed 
and self-supporting missionary in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
They had 2 children. 

2039. William Edwards Whiting, b. Sept. n, 1803; d. s. p. June 3, 1882; m. May 28, 

1832, Ann Lyell Post, b. Aug. 4, 1804; dau. of John I. Post, of N.Y. City. 
He was a Ruling Elder of a Dutch Reformed church, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
and Acting Treasurer American Missionary Society. 

2040. Caroline Whiting, b. Sept. 1, 1805; d. Aug. 25, 1888; m. Nov. 11, 1823, 

Richard Mather, b. Oct. 29, 179S; d. June 15, 1885; son of Sylvester 
Mather, of Lyme, Conn. 

They had 7 children. 

2041. Rhoda Ann Whiting, b. Apr. 19, 1807; d. May 3, 1895; m. Apr. 3, 1826, Ralph 

Lester, b. Apr. 10, 1794; d. July 6, i860. 
He was a banker in Rochester, N. Y. 
They had 1 child. 

2042. Frances Avery Whiting, b. Aug. 29, 181 1; d. May 17, 1902; m. Sept. 12, 1831, 

Henry Mather, b. July 8, 1803; d. May i, 1870; son of Sylvester Mather, 
of Lyme, Conn. 

He was a brother of Richard Mather, husb. of No. 2040, Caroline 
Whiting, and was a successful speculator in lands and village lots. 
They had 4 children. 

2043. Mason Whiting, Jr., b. Jan. 18, 1813; d. Dec. 24, 1892; m. Dec. 13, 1836, 

Eliza Vandewater, b. Oct. 13, 1812; d. Aug. 31, 1873; of New Jersey. 
They resided in N. Y. City, and had 5 children. 

€^e €>gDen family 

2044. Catharine Spencer Whiting, b. Sept. 22, 1814; d. Scranton, Pa., Apr. 18, 

1867; m. July 7, 1835, W. M. Stowers, b. Watertown, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1808; 
d. Scranton, Pa., July 13, 1879; son of John Stowers, of Watertown, N. Y. 
His business offices were in Binghamton, Scranton, and Chicago. 
They had 5 children. 

2045. Amelia Ogden Whiting, b. Mar. 4, 1819; m. Sept. 4, 1839, Prof. William 

Seymour Tyler, D.D., LL.D., b. Sept. 10, 1810; d. Nov. 19, 1897. 
Dr. Tyler was connected with Amherst College. 
They had 5 children. 

881. Elizabeth Platt Ogden (Robert 310 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jona- 
than 4 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 10, 1773; d. June 10, 1807; m. May 13, 1802, Col. 
Joseph Jackson, b. Mar. 8, 1774; d. Jan. 28, 1855 ; son of Stephen Jackson 
and Mary Burwell, his wife. 

Col. Joseph Jackson was born in a log house on the north bank of the Rockaway 
River, in Morris Co., N. J., about a mile above the present village of Rockaway. He was 
educated at the Morris Academy, where he specially studied French and surveying. 

There were but five houses in Rockaway at his birth, but by the establishment of various 
industries he became known as the founder of Rockaway village. He owned and operated 
the Rockaway grist-mill, saw-mill, a store, and two forges, beside other business enterprises. 
He was especially active in the mining and manufacture of iron, and entered a part- 
nership with his brother William Jackson, in operating a rolling mill at Paterson, N. J., 
and when the Government advertised, in 1820, for a sample 5-ton lot of round iron for the 
navy yard at Washington, the sample submitted by Jackson Brothers was accorded the 
best, and a contract was made with them for 200 tons. They were the first manufacturers 
in the U. S. to make rolled round iron. 

Col. Jackson was the means, Nov. 1796, of getting a post-office established at Rock- 
away village, and was acting postmaster until removed by Pres. Tyler in 1843. Feb. 26, 
i8oi,he was made Major of 1st Battalion, 3d Reg't, Morris Militia, and in 1S04, Colonel of 
Reg't. He was in active service in the War of 1812, but resigned his position in 1817. He 
was a strong adherent of Gen. Jackson, but late in life became a Whig. 

He was Judge of the Common Pleas Court, Morris Co., from 1813 to 1832, and was 
a Ruling Elder of the Rockaway Presbyterian Church. For years before his death, he 
was sole owner of the Rockaway rolling mills, and had many profitable contracts with 
the Government. 

CHILDREN (Chart 29): 

2046. Sarah Dubois Jackson, b. June 2, 1803; d. Jan. 20, 1859; m. Samuel Beach 


2047. Stephen Joseph Jackson, b. July 4, 1805; d. May 19, 1874; m. Mary Ann 


2048. Robert Ogden Jackson, b. Apr. 20, 1807; d. May 15, 1812. 

882. Hon. Robert Ogden, 4TH (Robert 310 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jona- 
than 4 , John 1 ), b. Elizabethtown, N. J., Sept. 15, 1775; d. Greenville, La., 
Feb. 5, 1857; m. May 7, 1803 (date of license), Eliza Spaight Nash, dau. 
of Hon. Abner Nash, Governor of North Carolina. 


^>etoenty defeneration 

Judge Robert Ogden, 4TH 88j , was graduated at Nassau Hall, Princeton, N. J., and 
prepared for the bar in the office of his uncle Col. Aaron Ogden, LL.B.3'5 (afterward Gov. 
of N.J.) and in the law school of Judge Reeves. 

He married at Newbern, N. C, a dau. of Hon. Abner Nash, who was Governor of N. C. 
during the Revolutionary War. He formed a law partnership with Francois Xavier Martin, 
Esq., who had studied law with Gov. Nash, and who in later years became a distinguished 
jurist in Louisiana. After practicing his profession several years in Charleston, S. C, Robert 
Ogden, Esq 88 ' removed in 1821 to Louisiana, and in 1825 was appointed by Gov. Henry 
Johnson, Judge of the Parish of Concordia. 

CHILDREN (Chart 6): 

2049. Robert Nash Ogden, b. June 6, 1804; d. Sept. 19, 1859; m. Frances Sophia 


2050. Mary Jones Ogden, b. Nov. 15, 1805; d. 1832. 

2051. Frederick Nash Ogden, b. Sept. 15, 1807; d. 1838; m. Carmelite Lopez. 

2052. Abner Nash Ogden, b. Sept. 19, 1809; d. 1875; ist m - Mary Isabella Smith; 

2d m. Julia Scott. 

2053. Francis Nash Ogden, b. Jan. 26, 1812; d. y. unm. 

Was cadet at West Point, and lived with brother Abner in New Orleans. 

2054. Elizabeth Nash Ogden, b. Jan. 31, 1814; d. . 

2055. Sarah Maria Ogden, b. Sept. 26, 1815; d. -. 

2056. Octavius Nash Ogden, b. Sept. 26, 1817; d. ; m. Lethe Sprigg. 

883. Mary Ogden (Robert 310 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), 
b- J u ly 3- 1778 ; d. May 5, 1852; m. 1800, Elias Haines, b. Dec. 31, 1776; 
d. Oct. n, 1824; son of Stephen Haines, a Revolutionary soldier. 

Elias Haines was a merchant in New York City, his residence fronting the Battery, 
near what is now the corner of White Hall and South streets, where all his children were 
born. He supplied the stores in his native town, Hamburg, N. J., with goods, and dealt 
with the iron men. With others, he obtained a grant of land in Florida from the Spanish, 
and spent large sums of money upon it, which was lost, as the Government refused to recog- 
nize the Spanish grant after the purchase by the United States. 
CHILDREN (Chart 30): 

2057. Daniel Haines, b. Jan. 6, 1S01; d. Jan. 26, 1877; ist m. Ann Maria Austin; 

2d m. Mary Townsend. 

2058. Sarah P. Haines, b. Aug. 3, 1802; d. Jan. 29, 1877; m. Thomas C. Doremus. 

2059. Sydney Phoenix Haines, b. Sept. 1, 1804; d. July 14, 1847; m. Diadamia 


2060. Mary Ogden Haines, b. Oct. 3, 1806; d. 1883; m. Henry Thompson Darrah. 

2061. Robert Ogden Haines, b. Oct. 16, 1809; d. Aug. 15, 1841. 

2062. Elizabeth Ogden Haines, b. Mar. 5, 1813; d. Mar. 23, 18S9; m. John 

Macaulay Nixon. 

2063. Henrietta Brown Haines, b. June 24, 1816; d. May 7, 1878. 

885. Sarah Platt Ogden (Robert 310 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , 
John'), b. Jan. 21, 1782; d. Mar. 15, 1836; m. Apr. 11, 1803, Cornelius 
DuBois, b. May 20, 1771; d. Sept. 8, 1846; son of Peter DuBois. 

Wqt £)gticn tfamtlt 

Cornelius DuBois was a merchant in New York City. He was a man of great benev- 
olence, and one of the early founders and generous supporters of several philanthropic 
institutions in New York City. Among them was the House of Refuge, of which he was 
Treasurer to the time of his death; the Bank of Savings for the benefit of the poor, of which 
he was a Director; also the Humane Society, he being the only surviving member in 1840; 
as Treasurer he petitioned for, and obtained an act of the Legislature, authorizing him to 
distribute the remaining accumulated funds among the charitable institutions. He was 
one of the founders of the University of New York; Governor of the New York Hospital, 
etc. He died at Saratoga Springs in his 76th year. 

CHILDREN (Chart 30): 

2064. Robert Ogden DuBois, b. Feb. 26, 1804; d. Aug. 23, 1804. 

2065. Mary E. DuBois, b. Aug. 3, 1805; d. ; 1st m. Francis C. Potter; 2d m. 

Edward S. Gould. 

2066. Cornelius DuBois, 2D, b. Apr. 15, 1807; d. Aug. 23, 1808. 

2067. Henry A. DuBois, b. Aug. 9. 1808; d. Jan. 13, 1884; m. Catharine H. Jay. 

2068. Cornelius DuBois, 3D, b. Apr. 4, 1810; d. May 5, 1882; m. Mary A. Delafield. 

2069. Sarah Platt DuBois, b. Sept. 23, 1813; d. Feb. 19, 1897; m. Dr. Alfred 


2070. Robert Ogden DuBois, 2D, b. Feb. 23, 1815; d. Mar. 6, 1816. 

2071. Peter DuBois, b. Oct. 6, 1816; d. Oct. 26, 1816. 

2072. George Washington DuBois, b. Sept. 26, 1822; m. Maria C. McIlvaine. 

886. Rebecca Wood Platt Ogden (Robert 310 , Robert 5 * 3 , Robert 16 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 23, 1787; d. Apr. 12, 1852; m. 1816, Dr. Samuel 
Fowler, b. Oct. 30, 1779; d. Feb. 20, 1844. 

Dr. Samuel Fowler was a direct descendant of John Fowler, who came from England 
and settled on Long Island before 1665. He was one of the most distinguished men of North 
Jersey, and a physician of wide repute. His was the leading mind in all medical consulta- 
tions, and at the meetings of the medical society. Of great versatility of talent, he engaged 
in many enterprises and was successful in all. 

He 1st m. 1808, Ann Breckenridge Thompson, dau. of Col. Mark Thompson, of Change- 
water, N. J., an officer of the Revolution, and a member of Congress under Washington's 
administration. The only child by this marriage became the wife of Hon. Moses Bigelow, 
of Newark, N. J. 

After his 2d m. (to Rebecca W. P. Ogden886)_ he carried on the manufacture of iron 
at the Hamburg, N. J., forges, and his business sagacity made remunerative a hitherto fail- 
ing business, which gave an impetus to this industry hitherto unknown in the county, and 
which has been felt ever since. 

Dr. Fowler was also a distinguished naturalist and mineralogist, and collected a valu- 
able cabinet of American minerals. He corresponded with many scientific men at home and 
abroad, and was an honorary member of many of the scientific societies of Europe and 
America. He was a personal friend and warm supporter of Gen. Jackson, and was elected 
to the 24th and 25th Congresses. He died at Franklin, N. J., and is buried in the North 
Church Cemeterv. 

CHILDREN (Chart 31): 

2073. Samuel Fowler, Jr., b. 1818; d. Jan. 14, 1865; m. Henrietta Laura Broad- 


2074. Mary Estelle Fowler, b. 1819; d. s. p. Oct. 23, 1878; m. i860, Prof. Charles 

Washburn, b. 1821; d. Nov. 23, 1861, in his 41st year. 
He was of Stafford, Conn. 

^>ebentl) feneration 

2075. Henry Ogden Fowler, b. July 11, 1821; d. Nov. 1874; m. Mary Emily Cafrey. 

2076. Robert Fowler, M.D., b. 1822; d. unm. Elizabeth, N. J., Aug. 22, 1857. 

2077. Lieut. John Fowler, b. Jan. 26, 1825; d. unm. May 3, 1863. 

He was 2d Lieut, of Co. K, 15th N.J. Vol., and was killed at battle of 
Salem Heights, Va. 

2078. Rebecca Ogden Fowler, b. Nov. 27, 1826; d. s. p. Jan. 12, 1890; m. Jan. 12, 

1S48, George T. Ross, of Newark, N. J. 

2079. Clarinda Fowler, b. 1829; living in 1896, Newton, N. J. 

887. Hannah Amelia Jarvis Ogden (Robert 310 , Robert 83 , Robert 10 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 14, 1790; d. June 27, 1835; m. Nov. 9, 1814, 
Judge Thomas Coxe Ryerson, b. May 4, 1788; d. Aug. 11, 1838; son 
of Martin Ryerson and Rhoda Hull, his wife. 

Judge Thomas Coxe Ryerson was born at Myrtle Grove, N. J., and was raised upon 
the farm at Hamburg, N. J., to which place his father moved in 1800. He graduated at Prince- 
ton Col. in 1809, after which he studied law with Job Stockton Halstead, Esq., and was 
admitted to the bar. He was a member of the State Council for two years, and in 1834 
was chosen Justice of the Supreme Court, an office he held until death. He was a man of 
strict integrity, and was ever firm and independent in action. As a lawyer, he was well-read, 
an earnest advocate, and had great influence over courts and juries. As a judge, he was 
held in high esteem, and had the confidence of the bar and the general public. After the 
death of his wife, Hannah^, he married her sister Phebe Henrietta Maria Ogdensss, and 
lived but five months after the marriage. 

CHILDREN (Chart 31): 

2080. Martin Ryerson, b. Sept. 15, 1815; d. June 11, 1875; 1st m. Anna B. 

Halstead; 2d m. .Mary McIntyre Halstead. 

2081. Robert Ogden Ryerson, b. Hamburg, N. J., June 20, 1818; d. Aug. 24, 1819. 
20S2. Thomas Ryerson, M.D., b. Newton, N. J., Feb. 18, 1821; d. May 27, 1887; 

m. Nov. 14, 1856, Margaret Matilda Brouwer, b. ; d. Feb., 1878; 

of New York. 

Dr. Thomas Ryerson™'* grad. Princeton, 1840. Studied medicine 
with Dr. Stephen Hedges of Newton, N. J., and grad. Coll. Physicians & 
Surgeons. He practiced his profession in Newton till death. "He kept 
abreast with the advances of medical science, and as a Christian man exerted 
a wide influence. He was active in the war of the Rebellion, and rendered 
valuable services." 

Child: Henry Ogden Ryerson 2 " 8 ^, b. ; d. ; m. Julia Sharp. 

2083. Hannah Amelia Ryerson, b. June 24, 1823; m. Theodore Frelinghuysen 


2084. Col. Henry Ogden Ryerson, b. Jan. 10, 1826; d. May 12, 1864. 

He studied law and was licensed to practice in 1847. He lived an 
unsettled life in Chicago, California and the Sandwich Islands until 1855, when 
he returned to New Jersey; he was in Belvidere 2 yrs. and then returned to 
Newton. In the Civil War he enlisted as a private in the 2d N. J. Vols., 
and was made Capt. Co. B, May 27, 1861 ; was promoted Major of the Reg't 
Jan. 20, 1862, and Lieut. Col. July 1, 1862. Was shot through both thighs 
at Gaines Mill and taken prisoner. He returned to his regiment Oct. 1, 1862, 
and was placed in command of the 23d N. J. Vols., and Nov. 12, 1862, was 


€^c OgDcu tfamtlt 

issioned its Colonel. Mar. 26, 1863, he resigned and was made Col. 
of the 10th N. J. Vols. In the battle of the Wilderness, on the evening of 
May 6, 1864, he was shot in the head, and was taken to the Confed. hospital, 
Locust Grove, where he died May 12, 1864. 

2085. William Ryerson, b. Oct. 10, 182S; d. July 14, 1834. 

2086. Mary Haines Ryerson, b. June 21, 1831; d. July 13, 1831. 

892. George Montgomery Ogden (Matthias 314 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , 

Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. 1779; d. 1824; m. Euphrosine Merieult, b. ; d. 


George Montgomery Ogden 8 ? 3 settled in New Orleans, and entered into partnership 
with his brother Peter Vroom OgdenSps and Charles Harrod, under the firm name of Harrod 
& Ogden. 

Euphrosine Merieult, his wife, was a Creole lady, and after her husband's death 
married No. 1401, Isaac Edwards Ogden. 

CHILD (Chart 6): 

2087. Frances Blanche Ogden, b. 1822; d. Feb. 17, 1878; m. Mar. 1837, Baron 

Celestin de Pontalba. 

When a child she accompanied her mother and grandmother on a visit 
to France. The marriage was probably arranged between the families at 
that time, and took place in New Orleans when Frances Blanche Ogden*°87 
was only 16 years of age. 

Baron Celestin de Pontalba was of French-Spanish descent. His 
father was Marquis de Pontalba, and his mother Mile. Delmonastre, dau. of 
a government official under Spanish rule. 
(No mention of children.) 

894. Col. Francis Barber Ogden (Matthias 314 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Boonton, N. J., Mar. 3, 1783; d. Bristol, Eng., July 4, 
1857 ; m. 1837, Louisa S. Pownall, dau. of William Pownall, of Liverpool, 

Col. Francis Barber Ogden»94 was appointed Consul of the U. S. to Liverpool by 
Pres. Andrew Jackson in 1829, and continued in that office until 1840, when Pres. Van Buren 
transferred him to Bristol, which consulate he held until death. 

He was of an inventive turn of mind, and employed his leisure time in devising improve- 
ments in the marine engine. He was the first to apply the principles of the expansive power 
of steam. He joined with Capt. Ericsson in constructing the first experimental steamboat 
launched upon the Thames, and which, as a token of his respect, Mr. Ericsson named the 
"Francis B. Ogden." He died and was buried at Bristol, England, the following being 
inscribed upon his monument: 

"Sacred to the memory of Colonel Francis Barber Ogden, a member of the Society 
of the Cincinnati, and Consul of the United States of America for this Port. Born at Boon- 
ton in the State of New Jersey, U. S. A., March 3, 1783 : Died at his residence in this City 
July 4, 1857, aged 74 years." 

Mrs. Ogden's family, the Pownalls, are said to be of great antiquity in the County of 
Chester, England. 


iattocntl) feneration 

CHILDREN (Chart 6): 

2088. Georgiana Blanche Ogden, b. 1838; d. 1840. 

2089. Francis Barber Ogden, Jr., b. Seacombe, Chester Co., Eng., Apr. 20, 183Q; d. 

New York City, Jan. 20, 1891. 

He was the author of the first Ogden chart, which in a few instances 
has been found incorrect, yet upon which all subsequent investigators have 

He was prominent in Roman Catholic circles, and never married. He 
was Secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati of the State of New Jersey, 
and one of its leading members. He died suddenly on the morning of 
Friday, Jan. 20, 1891, in the passage-way to the Rector St. Station of the 
Elevated Railroad, New York City. 

896. Peter Vroom Ogden (Matthias 314 , Robert 83 , Robert' 6 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. 1785; d. 1820; m. 1819, Celestine du Plessis, of New Orleans. 

He graduated at Princeton in 1804, and was supposed to be connected with Aaron 
Burr in his western scheme, Blennerhasset. He was a merchant in New Orleans, having 
united with his brother George M. OgdenSo* and Charles Harrod, under the firm name of 
Harrod & Ogden. He died of yellow fever in the aforesaid city. 
CHILD (Chart 6): 

2090. Henry D. Ogden, b. 1820; d. 1897; m. Matilde I. Waggaman. 

897. Mary Chetwood Ogden (Aaron 3 's, Robert 83 , Robert' 6 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. 1789; d. Mar. 23, 1863; m. Dec. 27, 1809, No. 927, George 
Clinton Barber, b. Dec. 27, 1778; d. Oct. 29, 1828; son of No. 326, Anne 
Ogden, and Col. Francis Barber, of Elizabeth, N. J. 

His inscription on tomb in First Pres. Ch. yard, Elizabeth, N. J., reads: "In Memory 
of George C. Barber, an Elder of this Church, who died Oct. 29, 1828, aged 49 years. A 
good and faithful servant he has entered into the joys of his Lord." 

Mary Chetwood (Ogden) Barber's inscription is on her father Gov. Aaron Ogden's 

CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

2091. Francis Barber, b. 1810; d. 1887; 1st m. Rachel Pancoast; 2d m. Hannah 


2092. Elizabeth Catharine Dayton Barber, b. 1812; living in 1895. 

2093. Anne Barber, b. Aug. 15, 1814; d. Sept. 2, 1894; m. Charles Howard 


2094. Phebe Ann Ogden Barber, b. Jan. 31, 1816; d. Feb. 20, 1816. 

2095. Mary Chetwood Barber, b. 1817; d. s. p. ; m. 1851, John Chetwood, 

b. 1827. 

2096. Aaron Ogden Barber, b. Jan. 8, 1820; d. June 17, 1872. 

2097. George Clinton Barber, 2D, b. 1822; d. July 31, 1826. 

2098. Lieut. George Clinton Barber, 3D, b. 1827; d. Oct. 11, 1853; m - Fannie 

Babbett, of North Carolina. 

He was Lieut. U. S. A. and died of yellow fever at Indianola, Texas, 
where he was buried. 

2099. Phebe Anna Ogden Barber, b. Feb. 22, 1829; d. Aug. 8, 1861. 


Cl)c £>gtiw family 

899. Matthias Ogden, Esq. (Aaron 315 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan", 
John 1 ), b. Elizabethtown, N. J., 1792; d. July 17, i860; m. Sept. 22, 1818, 
Lucille Robert, b. Nov. 1794; d. Nov. 18, 1861 ; dau. of Christopher 
Robert and Lucille Dusausay, his wife. 

Matthias Ogden 8 <><> was graduated from Princeton College in 1810. He was admitted 
to the New Jersey bar as an attorney in Nov. 1814, and as a counsellor in Feb. 1818, and 
practiced in Jersey City from 1840 to 1848. 

Lucille (Robert) Ogden was born in the city of Roseau, Island of Dominica, West 

CHILDREN (Chart 6): 

2100. Lucille Dusausay Ogden, b. Aug. 30, 1819; d. Oct. 29, 1886. 

2101. Elizabeth Chetwood Ogden, b. Sept. 2, 1821; d. Mar. 29, 1894. 

2102. Josephine Robert Ogden, b. Aug. 1, 1823. 

2103. Mary Henrietta Ogden, b. Apr. 6, 1826; d. Apr. 14, 1871. 

2104. Maria Palmer Ogden, b. Jan. 29, 1828. 

They remained single, and kept a school for young ladies on Elizabeth 
Ave., Elizabeth, N. J., in the house built by No. 85, Moses Ogden. After the 
death of No. 2101, Elizabeth, the two remaining sisters retired. 

902. Judge Elias Bailey Dayton Ogden (Aaron 315 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. May 22, 1800; d. Feb. 24, 1865 ; 1st m. Aug. 23, 1826, 
Susan Beasley, b. June 13, 1805; d. Apr. 7, 1848; dau. of Rev. Frederick 
Beasley; 2d m. Louisa Ford, b. 1820; d. s. p. Feb. 4, 1851 ; dau. of Henry 

A. Ford, of Morristown, N. J. ; 3d m. Alice De Hart, b. ; d. Oct. 27, 

1 89 1 ; dau. of W. Chetwood De Hart. 

Judge Elias B. Dayton Ogden«° 2 was one of the most prominent of Gov. Aaron 
Ogden's children, and was born at Elizabethtown, N. J. He graduated at Princeton at 19 
years of age, and immediately began the study of law. He was licensed as an attorney in 
1824, as a counsellor in 1829, and was made Sergeant-at-Law in 1837, being the last lawyer 
in New Jersey who ever received that appointment. He began his legal career in Paterson, 
N. J., which at that time was a small, struggling town on the Passaic river, but which rose 
rapidly in importance from its growing factories. Dayton Ogden (as he was generally 
called) had many competitors in his chosen profession, but soon became an able advocate, 
and secured a large clientage. 

Paterson was then included in Essex Co. and its lawyers were obliged to attend court 
at Newark, the county-seat. Soon after receiving his counsellor's license, young Ogden 
was appointed Prosecutor of the Pleas, the most important office of the kind in the state. 
In the prosecution of his duties he displayed great assiduity and unusual legal talents. The 
criminal business of the county was very large, requiring unusual labor and time, and 
obliged him to be in Newark four times during the year. But while Mr. Ogden always per- 
formed his whole duty as Counsel of the State, he succeeded in retaining all his private 
practice, and his numerous clients never complained of his inattention to their interests. 
This condition of affairs was the result of his great industry and care in the conscientious 
discharge of all his legal duties. He filled the office of Prosecutor for two terms. 

His political party early recognized his abilities, and twice elected him to the State 
Legislature. In 1844, when the best talent of the state was required irrespective of party 
affiliation, he was chosen a member of the Constitutional Convention. 

2 54 

^>etoentl) feneration 

He was appointed Associate Justice in 1848, and reappointed in 1855. At the expira- 
tion of his second term, Gov. Charles S. Olden, knowing the great worth of Mr. Ogdbn's 
legal talent, departed from the usual political procedure, and reappointed him, although of 
the opposite political faith, and thus did honor to Judge Ogden and to himself. 

His judicial opinions were rendered after full and careful examination, and were always 
regarded as sensible and just. Among them was one in which he denied the right of judges 
of a State court to interfere for the release of a prisoner held by the judgment of a Federal 

Judge Ogden was a man of sound judgment and sterling common sense; to his 
fellow members of the bar, he was genial and affable; as a judge he was painstaking and 
conscientious; and during his long term of office he enjoyed the respect and confidence of 
the whole community. At the expiration of his last term, he removed to Elizabeth, and 
occupied the homestead of his father, Gov. Aaron Ogden, where he was born, and where he 
died in 1865. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 6): 

2105. Frederick Beasley Ogden, b. July 20, 1827; d. Nov. 1, 1893; m - J ANE Ford. 

2106. Aaron Ogden, Esq., b. Paterson, N. J., May 24, 1828; d. N. Y. City, Mar. 21, 

1896; m. Harriet Emily Travers, dau. of John and Harriet Travers. 

Aaron Ogden 1 " 6 was educated in the public schools of N. Y. City, 
and was later graduated from Columbia College. He studied law, and after 
his admission to the bar, practiced in New York. He had charge of the 
Valentine A. Fall estate, and afterward became Secretary to the Building 
Com. of St. Luke's Hospital, and Treasurer of the fund for widows and 
orphans, aged and infirm, of the diocese of New York of the Prot. Episcopal 
Church. He died of pneumonia; funeral services were held in Trinity 
Chapel, N. Y. City, the burial being in Baltimore, Md. 

2107. Susan Dayton Ogden, b. 1831; d. Feb. 22, 1878; m. William Shepard Biddle. 

2108. Dayton Ogden, b. Nov. 27, 1833; m. Esther Gracie. 

2109. Elizabeth Chetwood Ogden, b. 1835; m. Rev. John Martin Henderson. 

CHILD — Third Marriage (Chart 6) : 
DeHart Ogden, b. June 4, 1863; d. Jan. 12, 1878. 

906. Matthias Hetfield Ogden (Elias 318 , Robert 83 , Robert' 6 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Jan. 21, 1792; d. Jan. 8, 1870; m. Jerusha . 

Matthias Hetfield Ogden«°6 was born at Sparta, Sussex Co., N. J., and was an Elder 
in the Sparta Pres. Church. He removed to Hamburg, N. J., in 1832, and was clerk for the 
Hamburg M'f'g Co. He lost heavily when the latter failed. He was a man of strict integ- 
rity, a Justice of the Peace, and a useful citizen. He was proficient in music, gave the young 
people instruction in vocal music, and led the choir in the Presbyterian meetings at the 
North Church and at Hamburg. His home was the house which Dr. Wm. H. Linn remodeled 
and occupied. While living here he lost several of his children by smallpox, which the 
elder son had contracted while a clerk in New York City. He removed to Wisconsin, and 
died there, having attained the age of 77 years. 

CHILDREN (Chart 7): 

21 1 1. William Ogden, b. ; d. . 

21 12. Henry Ogden, b. ; d. (said to have m. a Miss Stull). 

2 1 13. Sarah Ogden, b. ; d. (said to have m. Ford Stull). 

2114. Thomas Anderson Ogden, b. Feb. 15, 1823; d. Jan. 1, 1877; m. Ann Elizabeth 


2115. Matthias Ogden, Jr., b. ; d. . 


C^c €>gDen tfamtl? 

907. Phebe Eliza Ogden (Elias 318 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. Sept. 20, 1793; d. ; m. William McKee. 

Phebe Eliza Ogdeno°7 was probably born at Sparta, N.J. 
William McKee was a merchant of Richmond, Va. 
CHILDREN (Chart 31): 

2116. Mary E. McKee, b. ; d. . 

2117. Adeline McKee, b. ; m. William G. King. 

2118. William McKee, Jr., b. ; d. . 

2119. Henry Ogden McKee, b. ; d. . 

2120. Sarah Ann Helmes McKee, b. ; m. George Grundy. 

908. William Anderson Ogden (Elias 318 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jona- 
than 4 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 6, 1795; d. Nov. 27, 1838; m. Mar. 9, 1818, Phebe 

He resided in the homestead at Sparta, N. J., after his father's death. 
CHILD (Chart 7): 

2121. Henry Warren Ogden, b. Dec. 6, 1818; d. Apr. 4, 1855; m. Phebe 


909. Elias Ogden, Jr. (Elias 318 , Robert 83 , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), 
b. Mar. 27, 1797; d. Oct. 13, 1875; m. Feb. n, 1829, Maria Louisa Gordon; 
b. Sept. 28, 1808; d. ; dau. of Col. John Gordon, of Lynchburg, Va. 

Elias Ogden, Jr.s>°o, was born near Elizabethtown, N. J. Losing his father by death 
during his boyhood, he was taken and cared for by his uncle, Robert Ogden, 3d3'°, a promi- 
nent lawyer of Elizabethtown. His sister Phebe Eliza Ogden<)°7 having married William 
McKee, a merchant of Richmond, Va., Elias, then 18 years of age, went to live with them, 
and was trained in the business. He married at Lynchburg, Va., and moved to Abingdon, 
Va., where he carried on a mercantile business for nearly 25 years. In 1850 he removed to 
Warrenburg, Mo., where he continued as a merchant. At the close of the civil war he settled 
at Bossier Parish, La., where he died in 1874, aged 78 years. He was a man of strong intel- 
lect, unusual force of character, and was noted for his integrity, love of justice and fair 
dealing. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian church for over 40 years, serving in that 
capacity at Abingdon, Va., Warrenburg, Mo., and Bossier Parish, La. 

CHILDREN (Chart 7): 

2122. John Gordon Ogden, b. Jan. 27, 1830; d. 1876; m. Jane C. White. 

2123. Julia Ann Ogden, b. June 20, 1S32; m. Philip W. Paine. 

2124. Charles Preston Ogden, b. Mar. 5, 1835; d. 1857. 

2125. Mary Agnes Scott Ogden, b. Sept. 6, 1837; d. i860. 

2126. Francis Van A. Ogden, b. May 7, 1840; d. unm. 1863. Killed in battle. 

2127. Henry Warren Ogden, b. Oct. 21, 1842; m. Mary Holcomb Scott. 

2128. Beverly Johnston Ogden, b. Aug. 26, 1845; d. 1868. 

Killed by rioting negroes at Bossier, La. 

2129. Emma Louisa Ogden, b. Jan. 11, 1848. 

2130. James Newton Ogden, b. June 17, 1850; m. Ida B. Schwing. 


^>ctocntl) feneration 

915. Susan Edwards (Frances Ogden 322 , Moses 8s , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. Dec. 24, 1 77 1 ; d. Feb. 19, 1855; m. Nov. 27, 1791, Judge Sam- 
uel William Johnson, b. Oct. 23, 1761; d. Oct. 25, 1846; son of William 
Samuel Johnson and Ann Beach, his wife, of Stratford, Conn. 

CHILDREN (Chart 22): 

2131. Ann Frances Johnson, b. 1792; d. 1841. 

2132. William Samuel Johnson, b. Dec. 13, 1795; d. Jan. 17, 1883; m. Apr. 20, 1825, 

Laura Woolsey, b. Dec. 13, 1800; d. Nov. 29, 1880; dau. of William 
Walton Woolsey and Elizabeth Dwight, his wife. 
They had 4 children. 

2133. Elizabeth Johnson, b. 1798; d. 1867; m. June 13, 1827, George Pollock 

Devereux, b. 1798; d. 1837; son of John Devereux and Frances Pollock, 
his wife. 

They had 2 children. 

2134. Edwards Johnson, b. 1804; d. 1873; m. Sept. 29, 1830, Ann Dowdall, b. 

Feb. 28, 1811; d. Oct. 23, 1874; dau. of George K. Dowdall and Elizabeth 
Hopkins Nicoll, his wife. 

They had 4 children. 

2135. Robert Charles Johnson, b. 1807; d. ; m. Mary Pumpelly. 

(No mention of children.) 

916. John Stark Edwards (Frances Ogden 322 , Moses 8s , Robert 16 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 23, 1777; d. Feb. 22, 1813; m. Feb. 28, 1807, 
Louisa Maria Morris, b. Apr. 13, 1787 ; d. Dec. 1866; dau. of Gen. Lewis 
Morris and Mary Dwight, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 22): 

2136. Pierrepont Edwards, b. Mar. 25, 1808; d. 1814. 

2137. Lewis Edwards, b. 1810; d. 1814. 

2138. William Johnson Edwards, b. Dec. 26, 1811; m. Oct. 2, 1839, Mary Manning, 

b. July 1, 1817; dau. of Dr. Henry Manning and Lucretia Kirtland, his wife. 
Child: Louisa M. Edwards*^*, b. Mar. 27, 1859. 

917. Henry Waggaman Edwards (Frances Ogden 322 , Moses 85 , 
Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 1779; d. July 22, 1847; m. Oct. 4, 
1801, Lydia Miller, b. Aug. 16, 1778; d. July 27, 1843; dau. of John 
Miller and Lydia Trowbridge, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 22): 

2139. John Miller Edwards, b. June 4, 1802; d. June 5, 1802. 

2140. Pierrepont Edwards, b. June 13, 1803; d. Jan. 23, 1806. 

2141. John Miller Edwards, b. Oct. 23, 1805; d. Dec. 8, 1886; m. July 14, 1842. 

Phebe Mary Crail, b. Feb. 15, 1823; d. May 15, 1877; dau. of Joseph L. 
Crail and Keturah Gardner, his wife. 

They had 2 children. 

2142. Henry Edwards, b. Apr. 20, 1808; d. Feb. 27, 1855. 

Stye €>8t)ctt family 

2143. Alfred Edwards, b. Aug. 17, 1810; d. Jan. 9, 1857; m. May 16, 1856, Mary 

Griswold, b. 1822; d. s. p. Nov. 2, 1896; dau. of Nathaniel and Ann 

2144. Frances Ogden Edwards, b. Oct. 2, 1812; d. Oct. 2, 1876; m. Mar. 2, 1836, 

William Smith Hoyt, b. Dec. 29, 1809; d. May 23, 1893; son OI James J. 
Hoyt and Mary Edwards, his wife. They had 3 children. 

2145. Henrietta Whitney Edwards, b. Sept. 6, 181 5; d. Jan. 16, 1894; m. Jan. 31, 

1855, Worthington Hooker, b. Mar. 2, 1806; d. Nov. 6, 1867; son of John 
Hooker and Sarah Dwight, his wife. 
They had 1 child. 

918. Judge Moses Ogden Edwards (Frances Ogden 322 , Moses 85 , 
Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. New Haven, Conn., Aug. 1781; d. Staten 
Id., Apr. 2, 1862; m. Nov. 29, 1808, Harriet Penfield, b. May 12, 1787; 
d. July 10, 1829; dau. of Daniel Penfield and Mary Fellows, his wife. 

Judge Edwards" 8 was the son of Hon. Timothy Edwards, and gr. son of Pres. Jonathan 
Edwards of Princeton College. Coming of the Dwight and Edwards families, he inherited 
their strong intellect, will and character. He received a legal training, and in early manhood 
went to New York City, where he was elected Surrogate, which office he filled for several 
years. Later he was a State Legislator, and for many years Corporation Counsel for the 
city. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 182 1, and gained great credit 
as a sound, able, and conservative statesman. After adoption of the Constitution he was 
appointed Circuit Judge of the Supreme Court for the circuit including New York, which 
office he filled until he was 60 years old, the age limit under the Constitution. A portion of 
the Whig party once ran him for Governor. He afterward held an appointment in the Custom 
House under Collector Maxwell, but spent the closing 20 years of his life in retirement at 
his home on Staten Id. He was an early and active member of the old Republican party, 
and died in the midst of the Civil War with the firm conviction that the Union would be 

CHILDREN (Chart 22): 

2146. Pierrepont Edwards, b. Aug. 25, 1809; d. Oct. 15, 1837. 

2147. Henry Penfield Edwards, b. July 5, 1811; d. July, 1832. 

2148. Frances Ogden Edwards, b. June 28, 1813; d. Mar. 11, 1888. 

2149. Ogden P. Edwards, b. July 20, 1814; d. July 29, 1873; m - Feb- I2 > '851. Maria 

Sayles, b. Feb. 1, 1829; dau. of Willard Sayles and Maria Sabastian 
Francoeur, his wife. They had 3 children. 

2150. Mary Penfield Edwards, b. July 18, 1816; d. Aug. 15, 1887. 

2151. Alfred R. Edwards, b. Aug. 17, 1817; d. July 31, 1890. 

2152. George Edwards, b. Sept. 8, 1818; d. June 4, 1819. 

2153. George Edwards, 2D, b. Nov. 4, 1819; d. Apr. 1844. 

2154. Jonathan Edwards, b. Nov. 6, 1821; d. May 30, 1882; 1st m. Dec. 19, 1854, 

Mary Morris, dau. of Gerard Walton Morris and Mary Pyne, his wife; 2d m. 
June 5, 1861, Mary Jay, b. June 3, 1837; d. June 27, 1897; dau. of Dr. 
John Clarkson Jay and Laura Prenil, his wife. 

There were 2 children by 1st m. and 1 child by 2d m. 

2155. William Irving Edwards, b. July 9, 1824; d. Nov. 23, 1895; m. Apr. 8, 1856, 

Sallie (Brush) Sparkman, b. May 16, 1824; d. Aug. 1, 1897; dau. of Capt. 
John Brush and Mary Ann Noble, his wife, and wid. of a Mr. Sparkman. 
They had 3 children. 


^eoentlj defeneration 

919. Alfred Pierrepont Edwards (Frances Ogden 3 ", Moses 8s , Robert 10 , 

Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Sept., 1784; d. ; m. Deborah Glover, b. 

July 2, 1792; d. Mar. 30, 1832; dau. of John Glover and Sarah Cornell, 

hiswife - CHILD (Chart 22): 

2156. Alice Edwards, b. Mar. 1832; 1st m. Elisha Dyer Vinton; 2d m. Moreau. 

She had 3 children by 1st m. 

927. George Clinton Barber (Anne Ogden 326 , Moses 8s , Robert 16 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 27, 1778; d. Oct. 29, 1828; m. No. 897, Mary 
Chetwood Ogden. (See No. 897.) 

92S. Mary Barber (Anne Ogden 326 , Moses 8s , Robert 16 , Jonathan 4 , 
John 1 ), b. Nov. i, 1780; d. Apr. 18, 1873; m. Mar. 24, 1800, William 
Chetwood, b. June 17, 1771 ; d. Dec. 17, 1857 ; son of John Chetwood and 
Mary Emott, his wife. 

They resided in Elizabeth, N. J. William Chetwood was a leading citizen of the 
town, and he and his wife are interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth. 
CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

2157. Mary Anne Frances Chetwood, b. Apr. 7, 1802; d. June 10, 1879; m - Aug. 

24, 1826, Rev. Alfred Chester. 

They had 2 children. 
2 - i58. Sarah Ashton Chetwood, b. Nov. 13, 1804; d. June 6, 1884; m. Nov. 1, 1826, 
Joseph Robert, son of Christopher Robert and Lucille Dusausay, his wife. 
They had 3 children. 

2159. Francis Barber Chetwood, b. Feb. 1, 1806; d. Jan. 20, 1875; m. Apr. 3, 1832, 

Elizabeth P. Phelps. 

They had 5 children. 

2160. Elizabeth Ogden Chetwood, b. June 30, 1807; d. Apr. 20, 1888; m. Oct. 6, 

1835, Robert D. Spencer, b. Oct. 26, 1814; d. July 25, 1855; son of Dr. 
Oliver Hatfield Spencer and Hannah Dayton, his wife. 
They had 7 children. 

2161. William Ashton Chetwood, b. Sept. 30, 1809; d. Dec. 8, 1835. 

2162. Maria Matilda C. Chetwood, b. Dec. 16, 181 1; d. New York City, Aug. 22, 

1899; m. June 27, 1843, William Gedney Bull. 
They had 1 child. 

2163. John Chetwood, b. Oct. 10, 1813; d. Sept. 17, 1852. 

2164. Henrietta Edwards Chetwood, b. July 4, 1815; d. Dec. 20, 1873. 

2165. Susan Jelf Chetwood, b. Feb. 25, 1817; d. Feb. 1, 1870; m. Sept. 9, 1847, 

James E. Shiras. 

They had 2 children. 

2166. Margaret Barber Chetwood, b. Jan. 3, 1819; d. Nov. 1888; m. June 10, 1845, 

Charles Bispham. 

They had 5 children. 

2167. Jane Emott Chetwood, b. Apr. 29, 1820; d. Jan. 4, 1829. 

2168. Catharine Mary De Hart Chetwood, b. Jan. 16, 1823; m. May 29, 1S51, 

James C. Wetmore. 


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940. Caleb Halsted (William Halsted 338 , Rebecca Ogden 88 , Robert" 5 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Apr. 24, 1770; d. Aug. 19, 1830; m. No. 861, Nancy 
Spencer. (See No. 861.) 

1027. William Ludlow Ogden (Daniel 362 , Daniel 98 , Joseph 19 , Josephs, 
John 1 ), b. Aug. 2, 1759; d. Mar. 1815; m. 1780, Comfort Carter, b. 
Dec. 24, 1762; d. Feb. 4, 1844. 

He was a native of New Jersey, and probably lived near Elizabethtown. 
CHILDREN (Chart 7): 

2169. Susan Ogden, b. Mar. 1, 1782; d. May 27, 1851. 

2170. Squire Ogden, b. Apr. 6, 1784; d. Oct. 15, 1807; m. Elizabeth Sanford. 

2171. Catharine Ogden, b. May 4, 1786; d. Jan. 12, 1873. 

2172. Uzal Ogden, b. Aug. 12, 1788; d. Aug. 27, 1790. 

2173. Polly Ogden, b. Jan. 3, 1791; d. Aug. 15, 1791. 

2174. Mary B. Ogden, b. Feb. 19, 1793; d. Dec. 1836. 

2175. Nancy Ogden, b. Feb. 25, 1795; d. Nov. 16, 1836. 

2176. Reuben Carter Ogden, b. Oct. 14, 1797; d. Sept. 14, 1867; m. Elizabeth 


2177. William Ludlow Ogden, Jr., b. Aug. 2, 1799; d. 1800. 

1032. Sarah Ogden (Daniel 362 , Daniel 98 , Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), 
b. Jan. 8, 1772; d. Jan. 17, 1848; m. Sept. 22, 1789, Aaron Ross, b. 
Sept. 10, 1767; d. July 19, 1822. 

CHILDREN (Chart 7): 

2178. Oliver Ross, b. Jan. 12, 1790; d. Oct. 16, 1800. 

2179. Ann Maria Ross, b. Feb. 1, 1792; d. . 

2180. Abner Ross, b. Feb. 2, 1796; d. Dec. 1, 1796. 

2181. Lucetta Ross, b. Feb. 10, 1798; d. ; m. Uzal Reeve. 

2182. Joanna H. Ross, b. Jan. 31, 1802; d. Oct. 6, 1847; m. No. 2187, John Ogden. 

(See No. 2187.) 

2183. Samuel H. Ross, b. Mar. n, 1810; d. . 

1034. William Ogden (Timothy 363 , Daniel 98 , Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), 
b. 1766; d. Mar. 14, 1799; m. Nancy . 

William Ogdeni°34 lived in or near Elizabethtown, N.J. He made his will Mar. 12, 
1799, which was proved Apr. 17, 1799. In it he left all his property, both real and personal, 
to his wife Nancy for her support, and their only remaining child, Mary. They are interred 
in the First Pres. Ch. yd., Elizabeth, N.J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 7): 

2184. Sally Ogden, b. Jan. 1797; d. Apr. 3, 1798. 

2185. William Ogden, Jr., b. May, 1798; d. Dec. 11, 1798. 

2186. Mary Ogden, b. (before Mar. 12, 1799, date of father's will). 

^ctocntt) (Bcncratton 

1035. Moses Ogden (Timothy 353 , Daniel 98 , Joseph' 5 , Joseph', John 1 ), 
b. Feb. 6, 1774; d. June 9, 1847; m. Dec. 6, 1797, Rhoda Halsey, b. Jan. 
13, 1780; d. Jan. 16, 1864; dau. of John Halsey and Nancy Sayre, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 7): 

2187. John Ogden, b. Sept. 11, 1799; d. July 20, 1877; 1st m. No. 2182, Joanna H. 

Ross; 2d m. Ann E. Miller. 

2188. William Ogden, b. Sept. 6, 1802; d. Dee. 18, 1845; m - Lucy Slater. 

2189. Joseph G. Ogden, b. Nov. 21, 1806; d. Feb. 6, 1867; m. Nov. 19, 1833, Eliza 

S. Collins, b. Apr. 3, 1S10; d. Oct. 29, 1870. 
(No mention of children.) 

2190. Moses H. Ogden, b. Aug. 11, 181 5; d. Jan. 29, 1861; m. Catharine A. Pierson. 

1037. Mary Ogden (Timothy 363 , Daniel 98 , Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John'), 
b. ; d. ; m. James Chapman. 

James Chapman was a native of Peterboro, Eng. He came to Elizabethtown, N. J., 
in early life and became an active patriot during the Revolutionary War. He was at one 
time a prisoner in the Sugar House, in Liberty St., New York. 
CHILD (Chart 7): 

2191. Rev. James Chapman, Jr., b. Elizabethtown, N. J., May 19, 1785; d. Perth Am- 

boy, N. J., Apr. 6, 1857; m. 1819, Mary Marsh, dau. of Joseph Marsh. 

He was ordained in St. Paul's Parish, New York, in 1807, and 
officiated in Trinity Parish, New York City, from 1809 to 1842, and 
afterward at Trinity Church, Woodbridge, N. J. He ended his exemplary 
life in Perth Amboy in his 7 2d year, and the 50th of his ministry. 
(No mention of children.) 

1041. Mercy Ogden (John 36s , Nathaniel 99 , Joseph 19 , Joseph s , John 1 ), 
b. Dec. 25, 1777; d. Oct. 6, 1815; m. Oct. 14, 1798, Peter Obert, b. 
Sept. 10, 1775; d. Apr. 26, 1852. 

They lived at or near New Brunswick, N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 7): 

2192. Peter Obert, Jr., b. ; d. . 

2193. Frederick Obert, b. ; d. . 

2194. Prudence Obert, b. ; d. . 

2195. Henry Obert, b. ; d. . 

2196. Elizabeth Obert, b. ; d. . 

2197. Margaret Obert, b. ; d. . 

1043. Phebe Ogden (John 3 * 5 , Nathaniel 99 , Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), 
b. Mar. 10, 1782; d. May n, 1810; m. May 11, 1804, William Caywood, 
of New Brunswick, N.J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

2198. John Caywood, b. ; d. . 

2199. William Caywood, Jr., b. ; d. . 

2200. Henry Caywood, b. ; d. . 

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1044. Benjamin Ogden (John 365 , Nathaniel 59 , Joseph 1 ', Joseph 5 , 
John'Xb. New Brunswick, N. J., Feb. 29, 1784; d. Crestline, 0., Jan. 21, 
1867; m. July 7, 1804, Margaret Serviss, b. Ireland, Aug. 21, 1785; d. 
Crestline, 0., Feb. 21, 1852; dau. of David Serviss and Massie Parr, who 
settled in Middlesex Co., N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 7): 

2201. Ann Ogden, b. May 19, 1805; d. 1888; m. Rev. John Mitchell. 

2202. Lydia Ogden, b. Feb. 19, 1807; d. 1891; m. Asher Taylor. 

2203. Mary Ogden, b. Mar. 19, 1809; d. ; m. Jacob Bryant. 

2204. Margaret Ogden, b. Feb. 20, 181 1; d. ; m. Thomas Palmer. 

2205. Jane Ogden, b. Mar. 23, 1813; d. circa 1890; m. Orson Finch. 

2206. Henrietta Ogden, b. Dec. 7, 1816; d. 1858; m. Sylvester Parrott. 

2207. David Ogden, b. Aug. 10, 1819; d. ; m. Mary J. Kirkland. 

2208. Eliza Ogden, b. Nov. 24, 1821; d. 1884; m. H. S. Lee. 

2209. John Ogden, b. Feb. 12, 1824; d. ; m. Mary Jane Mitchell. 

2210. Henry Ogden, b. July 12, 1826; d. 1887; m. Elizabeth Shay. 

1046. Mary Ogden (John 365 , Nathaniel", Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), 

b. Mar. 1, 1787; d. ; m. Sept. 7, 1805, Guisbert De Hart. 

CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

2211. Peter De Hart, b. ; d. . 

2212. Mary De Hart, b. ; d. . 

2213. John De Hart, b. ; d. . 

2214. Abraham De Hart, b. ; d. . 

1048. Abraham Ogden (John 365 , Nathaniel 99 , Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), 
b. July 13, 1791; d. Apr. 12, 1868; m. Jan. 2, 1812, Mary Errickson, 
b. Nov. 17, 1793; d. July 26, 1874. 

Abraham Ogden'°4S resided on a farm about 10 m. from Shelbyville, Ind., and is buried 
on the farm in the Ogden cemetery. He probably removed from New Brunswick, N.J., 
to the West, where he followed farming. 

CHILDREN (Chart 7): 

2215. Timothy Ogden, b. Jan. 22, 1813; d. Feb. 7, 1813. 

2216. Jonathan Ogden, b. Oct. 11, 1815; d. Nov. 25, 1853. 

2217. Henry Ogden, b. Feb. 10, 1817; d. Sept. 27, 1856; m. Martha Drake, b. ; 

d. s. p. . 

2218. Charles Ogden, b. July 16, 1819; d. Mar. 25, 1851. 

2219. Herman Ogden, b. Oct. 17, 1823; m. Eliza J. Means. 

2220. Caroline Ogden, b. July 27, 1828; d. Aug. 21, 1828. 

2221. Emeline Ogden, b. July 31, 1830; d. Aug. 14, 1869; m. Cyrus Crosby. 

(No mention of children.) 

1049. Moses Ogden (John 365 , Nathaniel 99 , Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , John 1 ), 
b. June 10, 1793; d. ; m. Elizabeth Johnson. 

£>etoenty defeneration 

CHILDREN (Chart 7): 

2222. Cornelia Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Dolance Hageman. 

(No mention of children.) 

2223. John H. Ogden, b. ; d. Apr. 1893; m. Mary Alair. 

(No mention of children.) 

2224. James Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Mary Logan. 

(No mention of children.) 

2225. Peter Ogden, b. Oct. 25, 1825; d. Nov. 23, 1897; m. Nov. 22, 1845, Mary J. 

Service, b. Feb. 29, 1828; d. s. p. . 

He was a cigar m'f'r in New Brunswick, N. J. 

2226. Eliza Jane Ogden, b. Apr. 20, 1830; d. ; m. A. V. H. Db Hart. 

105 1. Prudence Ogden (John 365 , Nathaniel", Joseph' 9 , Josephs, 
John 1 ), b. Mar. 20, 1798; d. Dec. 9, 1865; 1st m. Aug. 29, 1817, Patrick 
McIntyre, b. Dec. 23, 1796; d. Dec. 30, 1823; 2dm. Apr. 24, 1830, James 
Foxcroft, b. Feb. 17, 1790; d. Apr. 6, 1865. 

CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 32): 

2227. John Henry McIntyre, b. May 30, 1818; d. July 21, 1819. 

2228. Peter Poole McIntyre, b. Feb. 15, 1820; d. . 

2229. Alexander Carson McIntyre, b. Aug. 30, 1822; d. . 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 32): 

2230. William Foxcroft, b. Mar. 26, 1831; d. Aug. 9, 1832. 

2231. Ogden Foxcroft, b. Dec. 31, 1832; m. Emma E. Crocker. 

2232. Jane Ann Foxcroft, b. Jan. 13, 1835; d. Feb. 17, 1853. 

1052. Elizabeth Ross Ogden (John 36s , Nathaniel", Joseph 1 ', Joseph 5 , 
John 1 ), b. July 6, 1800; d. Sept. 8, 1849; m. May 18, 1820, David A. 
Drake, b. July 1, 1799; d. Aug. 6, 1849; son of William Drake and Jane 
Cory, his Wife. CHILDREN (Chart 32) : 

2233. Jane Elizabeth Drake, b. 1824; d. Apr. 11, 1890; m. Hiram Vennum. 

2234. John Ogden Drake, b. ; d. . 

2235. James Patterson Drake, b. ; d. ; m. . 

2236. Charles S. Drake, b. ; d. ; m. Elizabeth . 

Children: Lucy E. Drake*^* b. ; Daughter (name not given). 

2237. Mary Ann Drake, b. ; d. . 

2238. David Morris Drake, b. ; d. . 

1055. Samuel Ogden, Jr. (Samuel 366 , Nathaniel", Joseph 19 , Joseph 5 , 
John 1 ), b. July 5, 1794; d. Jan. 15, 1856; m. Feb. 17, 1816, Abigail 
Warren, b. Aug. 15, 1796; d. Dec. 24, 1885. 

They resided in Newark, N. J., and are buried in Fairmount Cemetery, that city. 
CHILDREN (Chart 7): 

2239. Lydia Ogden, b. Jan. 4, 1818; d. Jan. 26, 1839. 

2240. Eleazer Ogden, b. Nov. 9, 1820; d. Aug. 5, 1890; m. Mary Ann Barber. 

C^e £>gDen family 

2241. Edmund Ogden, b. Aug. 15, 1822; m. Philadelphia, July 22, 1895, . 

Children: At least one, Mary Jane Ogden"4i\ 

2242. Amos L. Ogden, b. July 27, 1824; m. Mary E. Hennion. 

2243. Jacob Ogden, b. June 6, 1826; d. Oct. 22, 1826. 

2244. Isabella Ogden, b. July 22, 1827; m. William H. Hastings. 

2245. Isaac Ogden, b. Feb. 22, 1830; m. Hannah Layman. 

Child: Henry Ogden"45>. 

2246. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Sept. 12, 1832; m. David Williams. 

2247. John B. Ogden, b. Dec. 8, 1834. 

2248. Harriet Ogden, b. Apr. 3, 1837; m. Mar. 12, 1856, Aaron Heywood. 

(No mention of children.) 

2249. James W. Ogden, b. Jan. 5, 1840; m. Martha {Oliver) Swift. 

Child: Charles OGDEN"49 a , b. ; m. Ida Shaw. 

2250. David Ogden, b. Dec. 19, 1843; m. Mary Deitz. 

1056. Richard Ogden (Samuel 366 , Nathaniel", Joseph 19 , Joseph', 

John 1 ), b. ; d. ; 1st m. Elizabeth North; 2d m. Mary 

(Hastings) Wilson. 

CHILD (Chart 7) : 

2251. George Washington Ogden, b. Feb. 2, 1821; d. May 12, 1901; m. Julia 


1066. Isaac Ogden (Jacob 370 , William 100 , Benjamin 21 , Benjamin 6 , 
John 1 ), b. Dec. 13, 1767; d. Aug. 13, 1835; m. Rachel Kester, b. Feb. 29, 
1768; d. Jan. 24, 1806; dau. of John and Hannah Kester. 

Isaac Ogdenio" is said to have been born in Elizabethtown, N. J. The family evidently 
moved to Pennsylvania, where descendants are now living and are members of the Society 
of Friends. One branch of the family is said to be living in New York City. 

CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

2252. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Aug. 10, 1791; d. Apr. 19, 1874; m. Joseph Kester. 

2253. John Ogden, b. Sept. 24, 1793; d. Oct. 20, 1846; m. Amy Knapp. 

2254. Jacob Ogden, b. May 5, 1797; d. Dec. 31, 1870. 

2255. Hannah Ogden, b. Oct. 16, 1799; d. ; m. Nathan Oliver. 

(No mention of children.) 

2256. Mary Ogden, b. Jan. 31, 1802; d. June 24, 1884; m. Enos Heacock. 

2257. Charity Ogden, b. May 28, 1805; d. Oct. 22, 1803. 

1067. Benjamin Ogden (Jacob 370 , William 100 , Benjamin 21 , Benjamin 6 , 
John 1 ), b. Aug. 31, 1769; d. May 19, 1844; m. No. 798, Charity Ogden. 

(See No. 798.) 

1068. Mary Ann Ogden (Jacob 370 , William 100 , Benjamin 21 , Benjamin 6 , 
John 1 ), b. Oct. 22, 1773; d. Dec. 11, 1832; 1st m. Mar. 19, 1798, John 

Jackson Edwards, b. Apr. 14, 1774; d. s. p. ; 2d m. Benjamin 

Brown, b. 1779; d. June 14, 1852. 


^>ctocntl) ©encratfon 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 8): 

2258. Harriet E. Brown, b. June 6, 1810; d. Aug. 25, 1838. 

2259. Benjamin Brown, b. 1S15; d. Aug. 25, 181 5. 

1069. Enoch Ogden (Jacob 370 , William 100 , Benjamin 21 , Benjamin , 

John'), b. 1776; d. Apr. 19, 1814, aged 38 yrs. ; m. Louisa , b. ; 

d. Dec. 3, 1832, aged 54 yrs. 

Enoch Ogden'°6s> had a patent for a large tract of land near Harrisburg, Pa., which was 
granted by the state and secured to him by deed dated Aug. 16, 1804. He died intestate, 
and his widow Louisa and John Davis were appointed administrators of his estate. Both 
Enoch and Louisa Ogden are interred in the City (Harrisburg) Cemetery. 
CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

2260. Caroline Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Samuel How. (No further record.) 

2261. George Ogden, b. ; d. . 

2262. Mary A. Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. John G. Fell. (No further record.) 

2263. Elizabeth Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Heath. (No further record.) 

1070. Abigail Ogden (Jacob 370 , William 100 , Benjamin 21 , Benjamin 6 , 
John 1 ), b. 1779; d. Sept. 5, 1855; m. Feb. 16, 1802, Capt. William Melvin, 
b. 1778; d. Sept. 12, 1870. 

They were married in Elizabethtown, N. J., by the Rev. Henry Kollock, on above date, 
and doubtless resided there. They and some of their children are buried in the First Pres. 
ch. yard. 

CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

2264. James Melvin, b. circa 1804; d. Oct. 26, 1865, aged 61. 

He served 32 yrs. in the U. S. Navy. 

2265. Eliza Melvin, b. circa 1806; d. Aug. 29, 1849, a g ed 431 m - Oliver Smith, 

whom she survived. 

2266. Mary Ann Ogden Melvin, bap. Aug. 31, 1811; m. Nov. 8, 1837, Philip Kelly. 

(No further record.) 

2267. Jacob Ogden Melvin, b. ; d. ; m. Sept. 13, 1840, Catharine 

Waldron. (No further account.) 

2268. Harriet Melvin, b. circa 1822; d. June 18, 1846, aged 24. 

1076. Stephen Ogden (John 375 , John IOS , John 22 , Benjamin 6 , John'), 
b. Feb. 25, 1779; d. Dec. 29, 1821; 1st m. Sept. 7, 1800, Elizabeth 
{Coddington) Oliver, b. 1778; d. Apr. 27, 1805; dau. of Isaac and 
Elizabeth Coddington; 2d m. Sept. 22, 1805, Hannah Fowler, b. June 6, 

1782; d. ; dau. of Isaac Fowler and Mollie Davenport, his wife. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 8): 

2269. John Burrows Ogden, b. Jan. 11, 1801; d. Aug. 1, 1802. 

2270. Deborah Burrows Ogden, b. Jan. 11, 1804; d. July 1, 1804. 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 8): 

2271. Isaac Fowler Ogden, b. June 22, 1806; d. Apr. 17, 1808. 

2272. Deborah Burrows Ogden, b. Nov. 29, 1807; d. Feb. 26, 1S75; m. Abner 



C^e €>ijDen family 

2273. Mary Antoinette Ogden, b. Nov. 17, 1809; d. ; m. Gilbert Meiggs. 

2274. Caroline Ogden, b. Aug. 31, 1812; d. Sept. 28, 1861; m. John Morrison. 

2275. John Burrows Ogden, b. ; d. . 

2276. Lydia Ogden, b. Apr. 2, 1815; d. May 22, 1817. 

1077. John Job Smith (Sarah Ogden" 6 , John 105 , John", Benjamin 6 , 
John 1 ), b. Elizabethtown, N. J., Oct. 27, 1772; d. July 9, 1814; m. Jan. 22, 
1797, Phebe Jewell, b. July 11, 1774; d. Nov. 23, 1835; dau. of John 

John Job Smithi°77 was proprietor of a blacksmithing establishment at Elizabethtown, 
N. J., connected with which was a quaint hay scales. It was a huge framework, from the 
top of which hung a big steelyard, from which depended four chains with rings to slip 
over the hubs of the wheels, and thus lift bodily the wagon from the ground. 
CHILDREN (Chart 22): 

2277. Job Smith, b. Aug. 20, 1798; d. Jan. 10, 1800. 

2278. John Jewell Smith, b. Elizabethtown, N. J., Aug. 19, 1800; d. ■ ; m. Dec. 5, 

1838, Ellen Sawyer, b. Feb. 23, 1817; d. Mar. 23, 1864; dau. of Moses Saw- 
yer and Eleanor Holly, his wife. 

John Jewell Smith 32 '* was apprenticed to the tinner's trade under 
Gould Phinney, at Elizabethtown, N. J. He removed to Goshen, Orange Co., 
N. Y., in 1824, and established a thriving tinning business in partnership 
with Henry Merriam. Their business developed with the growing village, 
and they extended their trade through all the adjacent country. 
He had 3 children. 

2279. Ogden Smith, b. Aug. 27, 1803; d. Feb. 8, 1851; m. Julia Kellogg, b. Mar. 26, 

1805; d. Oct. 6. 1887. 

They lived and died at Elizabethtown, N. J., and had 2 children. 

1080. William Ogden (Jacob 377 , John 105 , John", Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), 
b. Apr. 30, 1787; d. Sept. 9, 1821; m. Dec. 1, 1810, No. 1081, Mary 
Townley, b. Dec, 1790; d. Aug. 25, 1865; dau. of Richard Townley 
and No. 379, Mary Ogden. 

William Ogdeni°s° was, like his father, a farmer. He lived at Lodi, in Barbadoes- 
neck, near Bellville, N. J. He also kept a tavern, where the stage-coaches changed horses 
on the route from New York to Philadelphia. His remains lie in Bellville, where his parents 
are also buried. 

Mary (Townley) Ogden'°8i was 2d m. Feb. 13, 1834, to Isaac Porter, but there was 
no issue. 

CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

2280. John Ogden, b. Dec. 21, 181 1; d. Aug. 27, 1852; m. Jan. 1, 1831, Emily 

Burwell, b. May 7, 1S11; d. s. p. Sept. 12, 1879. 

John Ogden"8o wa s a farmer. He is buried in St. Peter's ch. yard, 
Morristown, N. J., and his wife in a graveyard at Madison, N. J. 

2281. William Sandford Ogden, b. Sept. 30, 1813; d. Nov. 28, 1893; istm. Dec. 12, 

1835, Janette Engle Fisher, b. July 7, 1818; d. s. p. July 19, 1872; 2d m. 
Apr. 15, 1874, Melissa E. Phelps, b. 1838. 

^efcentl) feneration 

He was a farmer, but afterward kept a boarding house in Newark, N. J., 
where he and his first wife are interred in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. He 
possessed a wonderful memory, and furnished much data on his branch of 
the Ogden family for this genealogy. 

2282. Sophia Sandford Ogden, b. Feb. 8, 1816; d. Feb. 1, 1819. 

2283. Rachel Sandford Ogden, b. July 27, 1818; d. s. p. Jan. 21, 1881; m. Sept. 18, 

1833, Thomas Watkins, b. 1797; d. June 18, 1851; of Herfordshire, Eng. 

1082. Abigail Ogden (Andrew 38 ', John' 05 , John", Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), 
b. Sept. 7, 1789; d. Dec. 22, 1876; m. June 19, 1808, William Rankin, 
b. Dec. 22, 1785; d. Dec. 14, 1869. 

William Rankin was born in Shelburne, N. S., to which place his father, William, Sr., 
emigrated from Scotland in 1740. As a young man, lived in Albany, N. Y. He moved to 
Elizabethtown, N. J., where he was married to Abigail Ogden"°8s by the Rev. Dr. Rudd. 
They resided on the Ogden farm until their first child was born, when they removed to 
Newark, N. J., and Mr. Rankin engaged in the manufacture of hats. The business became 
so prosperous and profitable, he took his son-in-law, Peter S. Duryee, into partnership, and 
later his wife's brother John Ogden'°84 joined the firm. 

William and Abigail {Ogdeti) Rankin's children were all born in Newark, N. J., 
excepting William, Jr. 

CHILDREN (Chart 31): 

2284. William Rankin, Jr., b. Sept. 15, 1810; d. ; m. Ellen H. Stevens. 

22S5. Mary Ogden Rankin, b. Oct. 16, 1812; d. Jan. 19, 1896; m. Dr. Isaac 

Moreau Ward. 

2286. Phebe Ann Rankin, b. June 30, 1814; d. Feb. 2, 1890; m. May 8, 1838, John L. 

Goble. (No mention of children.) 

2287. Susan Rankin, b. July 17, 1816; d. Nov. 23, 1886; m. Peter Sharp Duryee. 

2288. Isaac Newton Rankin, b. Apr. 7, 1818; d. Oct. 15, 1856; 1st m. June 19, 1844, 

Charlotte Carrington Thomas, b. ; d. s. p. ; dau. of Frederick 

Strong Thomas and Mary B. Goble, his wife; 2d m. Oct. 24, 1855, Isabella 
Starr Thomas, sister of 1st w. 

Child by 2d m.: Charlotte Thomas Rankin"^', ii ve( j ^ mos . 

2289. Edward Erastus Rankin, b. May 16, 1820; d. July 22, 1889; m. Emily 


2290. Lucinda Caroline Rankin, b. Nov. 6, 1822; m. Oct. 2, 1844, Samuel H. Hall. 

Child: Annie Goble Halloo;.. 

2291. Henry Van Vleck Rankin, b. Sept. n, 1825; d. July 2, 1863; m. Mary G. 


2292. John Joseph Rankin, b. July 17, 1827; d. Nov. 4, 1853. 

2293. Matilda Whiting Rankin, b. Oct. 17, 1829; d. June 28, 1838. 

1084. John Ogden (Andrew 381 , John 105 , John", Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), 
b." Elizabethtown, N. J., Feb. 29, 1796; d. Newark, N. J., June 2.}, 1851; 
m. Jan. 15, 1818, Susan Moore Ross, b. Dec. 12, 1796; d. Apr. 14, 1883; 
dau. of James Ross and Margaret Moore, his wife. 

"John Ogden'°84 moved to Newark about 1818. He became a very prominent citizen, 
and was highly esteemed in the community for his sterling worth, eminent virtues and 

€^e SDgDeu family 

extended usefulness. He was a large property holder and member of the well-known hat 
firm of Rankin, Duryee & Ogden. 

"The Ross Family takes its descent from George Ross of the Royalist forces who was 
captured by the great Commoner Cromwell in 1650. He was allowed to sail for America 
on account of his youth. He settled in Elizabethtown, N. J." 

Both John and Susan M. (Ross) Ogden are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, 

N ' J ' CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

2294. Elias R. Ogden, b. ; d. Aug. 3, 1895; m. Catharine C. Fordham. 

2295. Cordelia A. Ogden, b. Dec. 3, 1820; d. Apr. 26, 1897; m. Dr. James Henry 


1086. Hannah Ann Ogden (Nathaniel 382 , Nathaniel 106 , John", 

Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. Aug. 31, 1800, Paul 

Johnson, b. Aug. 6, 1780; d. Sept. 6, 1805; son of Richard Johnson 
and Martha Raynor, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

2296. Mary A. Johnson, b. Dec. 13, 1800; d. May 24, 1882; m. Samuel Frost. 

2297. Richard Johnson, b. ; d. ; m. Margaret . 

2298. Adeline Johnson, b. ; d. ; 1st m. Munthorne; 2d m. James 


1087. George Ogden (Nathaniel 382 , Nathaniel 106 , John 22 , Benjamin 6 , 
John 1 ), b. 1794; d. Jan. 29, 1859; m. May 20, 1824, Elizabeth Snowden, . 
b. Nov. 16, 1804; d. 1887 ; dau. of John M. Snowden and Elizabeth Moore, 
his wife. 

George Ogden 1 " 8 ! was early left an orphan. A Mr. Van Zandt of New Jersey was 
appointed his guardian, and he sent the lad to Pittsburg, Pa., to learn the drug business 
with James Stevenson & Co. Pittsburg became his permanent residence. He was a man of 
intellectual pursuits, and a man of unblemished character. He gathered extensive material 
for a family history, which was destroyed in the great fire of 1845. His genealogical record 
is obtained from the best sources, and is believed to be correct. 

CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

2299. Edmund Ogden, b. Mar. 22, 1825; d. same year. 

2300. Elizabeth Snowden Ogden, b. Apr. 18, 1826; d. Apr. 14, 1906; m. John Lyon 


2301. Martha Avery Ogden, b. June 6, 1829; d. Dec. 16, 1854; m. James A. 


2302. John Maudgridge Snowden Ogden, b. Jan. 28, 1832; d. Apr. 1, 1833. 

2303. Mary Jennet Ogden, b. May 28, 1834; m. Dr. Azel Backus. 

2304. George Ogden, Jr., b. Jan. 20, 1837; m. Margaret Hubley. 

2305. Emma Katharine MacLeod Ogden, M.D., b. Feb. 21, 1840. 

She is a practising physician, and resides in Detroit City, Becker Co., 

2306. Harriet Kerr Ogden, b. Feb. 21, 1840. 

2307. Anna Maudgridge Ogden, b. Sept. 16, 1843; m - Toswill Edward Harrison. 

2308. Amelia Amanda Ogden, b. Apr. 30, 1846; d. Oct. 19, 1848. 


. w 2 

^ctocntl) feneration 

1091. Polly Harrison (Sarah Ogden 3 * 3 , Nathaniel 105 , John", 
Benjamin 6 , John 1 ), b. 1785; d. 1868; m. Isaac Munn, b. 1782; d. 1856; 
son of John Munn and Ruth Harrison, his wife. 
CHILDREN (Chart 24): 

2309. John O. Munn, b. ; d. ; m. Mary . 

2310. Jeptha Munn, b. ; d. ; m. Elizabeth Stackhouse. 

2311. Stephen B. Munn, b. ; d. ; m. Catharine . 

2312. Moses Munn, b. ; d. ; m. Jane Nichols. 

2313. Rhoda Munn, b. ; d. ; m. John Mingus. 

2314. Phebe Munn, b. 1823; d. 1859; m. Ambrose Mingus. 

2315. Sally Munn, b. ; d. ; m. Edward Cooley. 

2316. Charlotte Munn, b. ; d. ; m. Henrietta Rapp. 

(This entry should probably be Charles Munn m. Henrietta Rapp, or 
Charlotte Munn m. Henry Rapp.) 

2317. Rebecca Munn, b. ; d. ; m. John C. Ward. 

231S. Catharine Munn, b. 1S33; d. 1854; m. J. Harvey Simpson. 
2319. Caroline Munn, b. ; d. ; m. George Michems. 





1099. Margaret Corinne Chlothilde Gobert (Charlotte T. Ogden 39 ', 
Lewis 132 , Uzal 4S , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Jan. 5, 1811; d. July 3, 1875; 
m. Dec. 3, 1834, Philemon Dickinson, b. Feb. 16, 1804; d. Sept. 2, 1882; 
son of Samuel Dickinson and Ann Meredith, his wife. 

Philemon Dickinson graduated at Princeton College in 1822, read law with Chief 
Justice Charles Ewing, and was admitted to the Hunterdon County bar, Nov. term, 1826. 
He married Margaret C. C. Gobert'°99 at St. John's Chapel, New York. He held many 
offices of responsibility and trust, and was a representative man to time of his death. Was 
one of the incorporators and Vestrymen of Trinity P. E. Church; was an honorary member 
of the N. J. Hist. Society, and of the N. J. State Society of the Cincinnati; was Master of 
Trenton Lodge No. 5, Free and Accepted Masons; High Priest of Third Chapter, Royal 
Arch Masons, and Deputy Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

2320. Philemon Dickinson, Jr., b. 1835; d. Apr. 1861. . 

2321. Emily Gouverneur Dickinson, b. 1838; m. Sept. 1857, Richard Fowler 

Stevens, b. . 

He was for many years Auditor of the United Railroad and Transfer 
Co. of N. J. They had 4 children. 

2322. Samuel Meredith Dickinson, b. 1840; m. Sept. 1871, Garetta Moore, 

b. ; dau. of Dr. John Moore, of Newtown, L. I. 

Samuel M. Dickinsons* is prominent in N. J. official life, holding 
many positions. 

Garetta (Moore) Dickinson was President of the N. J. State Society 
of Colonial Dames, 1895-97. They had 6 children. 

2323. Mary Dickinson, b. 1841. 

She was at one time Secretary N. J. State Society Colonial Dames, 
and a Regent. She has given much time to genealogical pursuits. 

2324. George Fox Dickinson, b. 1842; m. 1866, Jane Arden Parrott; dau. of 

Peter Parker Parrott and Mary Arden, his wife. 

Mr. Dickinson was at one time member of the New York Stock Exchange. 
They have 1 child. 

2325. Charlotte Corinne Dickinson, b. 1846; m. Aug. 9, 1871, Garrett Dorset 

Wall Vroom, b. Dec. 17, 1843; son OI Hon. Peter D. Vroom, Member of 
Congress, and Minister to Berlin. 

Garrett D. W. Vroom graduated from Rutgers College in 1862, studied 
law, and has filled many official positions. Was Mayor of Trenton, President 
N. J. State Society Sons of the Revolution, etc. etc. 
They have had 4 children. 

1 100. Caroline Kemble Gobert (Charlotte T. Ogden 397 , Lewis 132 , 
Uzal 4S , David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 9, 1812 ; d. Mar. 2, 1898 ; m. May 19, 
1834, James Cortlandt Parker, b. 1813; d. Nov. 18, i860. 

crtc^tt) dsencvation 

CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

2326. Charles Parker, b. 1835; d. 1836. 

2327. James Cortlandt Parker, Jr., b. Oct. 14, 1836; d. June 4, 1862. 

Was a Lieutenant in U. S. Vol. 

2328. Howard Parker, b. Oct. 14, 1840; d. May, 1873. 

noi. Elias Dayton Ogden (Isaac G. 398 , Lewis 133 , Uzal-' 5 , David', 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 27, 1804; d. Feb. 5, 1879; m. May 16, 1843, No. 
1125, Matilda Maria Hammeken, b. June 25, 1816; d. Aug. 24, 1889; 
dau. of George Hammeken and No. 399, Elizabeth Ogden, his wife. 
CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2329. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Jan. 28, 1844; d. s. p. Apr. 2, 1899; m - Oct. 30, 1884, 

William Lupton, b. Manchester, Eng., Oct. 31, 1834; son of George Lupton 
and Mary Skirrow, his wife. 

2330. Arthur Hill Ogden, b. Feb. 5, 1846; bur. Mar. 6, 1907 ; m. Margaret Walker 


2331. Sarah Matilda Ogden, b. Dec. 22, 1850; d. Mar. 19, 1S72. 

1 102. Nicholas Gouverneur Ogden (Isaac G. 3 ° 8 , Lewis 132 , Uzal 45 , 
David , David 3 , John 1 ), b. May 24, 1806; d. Aug. 11, 1857; m. Sept.* 13, 
1831, Caroline Barker. 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2332. Caroline Gouverneur Ogden, b. June 6, 1834; m. Sept. 13, 1859, John H. 

Whitmore. (No further record.) 

2333. Sarah Margaret Ogden, b. July 3, i836;*d. Nov. 15, 1858; m. Apr. 15, 1857, 

Livingston Ames Shannon. 

Child: Livingston Gouverneur Shannon"333°, b. Mar., 1858; d. 
June, 1859. 

2334. Nicholas Gouverneur Ogden, Jr., b. Sept. 15, 1838; d. Aug. 18, 1864. 

2335. William Kemble Ogden, b. Oct. 9, 1840; d. Apr. 25, 1847. 

2336. Frederick Dayton Ogden, b. June 5, 1843; d. unm. Feb. 10, 1871. 

2337. Frank Ogden, b. May n, 1845. 

1 106. James Carra Williamson Ogden (Isaac G. 3 » 8 , Lewis 132 , Uzal 4S , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 7, 1812; d. Feb. 21, 1864; m. Dec. 16, 
1834, Caroline Althea Langworthy, b. May 22, 1814; d. Oct. 22, 1866; 
dau. of William A. Langworthy, and Althea Abbey, his wife. 
CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2338. Frances Arabella Ogden, b. June 15, 1836; d. s. p. May 3, 1900; m. July 1, 

1870, James R. Hicks, b. ; d. July 21, 1877. 

They resided in Chicago, 111. The wife was much interested in this 
genealogy, and carefully prepared all the data concerning her family. 

2339. Mary Williamson Ogden, b. May 20, 1838; d. Jan. 15, 1890; 1st m. Sept. 15, 

1858, Augustus Hulbert Sibley, b. July 15, 1827; d. , 1865; 2d m. 

May 15, 1885, Edward B. Knox, b. ; d. Apr. 10, 1890. 

Child — first marriage: Herman C. Sibley233o», b. Nov. 22, i860. 


C^e £>g&en family 

2340. William Langworthy Ogden, b. Nov. 2, 1841; d. Dec. 22, 1893; m. Sarah 


2341. Emma Alden Ogden, b. Aug. 24, 1845; d. Jan., 1903; m. Oct. 1, 1894, Henry 

Holbrook Blake, b. Sept. 7, 183 1 ; son of Edmund W. Blake, and Elizabeth 
A. Holbrook, his wife. 

They reside in Chicago, 111. 

2342. James Monroe Ogden, b. Nov. 6, 1847; d- June 29, 1896; m. Jan. 12, 1879, 

Mary A. Vorce, b. Nov. 26, 1840; dau. of William R. Vorce, and Margaret 
Veeder, his wife. 

2343. Althea Abbey Ogden, b. Sept. 13, 1850. Resides in Chicago. 

2344. Hobart Dayton Ogden, b. Sept. 20, 1853; d. Nov. 20, 1893; m. Julia Jones. 

1 107. Peter Kemble Ogden (Isaac G. 398 , Lewis 132 , Uzal 45 , David 5 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 12, 1814; d. July 14, 1851; m. Sept. 10, 1838, 
Magdalen Van Norden, b. ; d. Mar. 10, 1898. 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2345. Elias Dayton Ogden, b. Sept. 29, 1839; d. Jan. 18, 1895; m. June 4, 1887, 

Eleanor E. Quintard, b. May 18, 1852; d. s. p. Oct. 3, 1897; dau. of 
Daniel Quintard and Mary Harvey, his wife, of Stamford, Conn. 

Elias D. Ogden'345 was in business in Stamford, Conn., and died there. 

2346. Gabriel Van Norden Ogden, b. Sept. 19, 1841; d. Jan. 30, 1900; m. Jane E 


2347. Charlotte Kemble Ogden, b. Sept. 4, 1845; d. Dec. 18, 1847. 

1 108. Isaac Gouverneur Ogden, Jr. (Isaac G. 39 *, Lewis 132 , Uzal 4S , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. . Dec. 30, 1816; d. 1884; m. Elizabeth 
Catharine Williamson, dau. of John Williamson. 

Elizabeth C. (Williamson) Ogden d. Sunday, Nov. 16, , at Rutherford Park, and 

was interred Nov. 18, at Christ Church, Elizabeth, N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2348. William Barnet Ogden, b. Sept. 13, 1841; m. Elizabeth Frances Henshaw. 

2349. James Ogden, b. 1843; d. infant. 

2350. Isaac Gouverneur Ogden, 3D, b. 1845. 

Controller Canadian Pacific R. R. 

2351. Mary Ogden, b. 1847; m - Sept. 12, 1866, Edward Augustus Howland, son 

of James Howland and Elizabeth Scott, his wife. 

1 1 10. Francis John Ogden (Isaac G. 398 , Lewis 132 , Uzal 45 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 25, 1821; d. Jan. 6, 1882; m. May 31, 1845, Anna 
Fitz Randolph Shotwell, b. Nov. 8, 1824; dau. of Harvey Shotwell. 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2352. Francis Harden Ogden, b. Mar. 13, 1846; d. July 19, 1847. 

2353. Harvey Shotwell Ogden, b. Feb. 28, 1848; d. Jan. n, 1892; m. Martha A. 


2354. Anna Frances Ogden, b. Jan. 29, 1851; d. Sept. 30, i860. 

2355. Randolph Gouverneur Ogden, b. Sept. 12, 1852; d. Jan. 31, 1855. 


(Pigtytl) feneration 

1112. Charles William Ogden (Isaac G. 3b8 , Lewis 131 , Uzal-> s , David', 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 30, 1824; d. Mar. 21, 1896; m. June 6, 1855, Mary 
Armitage Bacon, b. 1835; d. Jan. 22, 1901 ; dau. of Daniel Peck Bacon 
and Mary Armitage, his wife. 

They resided in New York City. 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2356. Emily Bacon Ogden, b. May 11, 1856; m. Alexander Edward Faber, Jr. 

2357. Alice Ogden, b. Feb. 24, 1858. 

2358. Charles Stuart Ogden, b. Mar. 11, 1862; m. Noy. 1, 1893, Matilda Layton 

Nichols, b. Aug. 15, 1865; dau. of William Henry Nichols and Emeline 
Layton, his wife. 

Child: Margaret Armitage OGDEN»358a, b. Oct. 26, 1S97. 

1 1 16. James Monroe Ogden (Isaac G. 398 , Lewis 132 , Uzal 4S , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 11, 1831; d. June 29, 1896; istm. Augusta Lamar; 
2d m. Caro Clark Eastman. 

They resided in Macon, Ga. 

CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 2): 
2 3 59- John Hill Lamar Ogden, b. . * 

2360. Monroe Gouverneur Ogden, b. . 

2361. Winthrop Ogden, b. . 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 2): 

2362. Helena Eastman Ogden, b. . 

2363. Caro Eastman Ogden, b. . 

2364. Susan Eastman Ogden, b. . 

1 1 17. Margaret Gouverneur Ogden (Isaac G. 3 ' 8 , Lewis 133 , Uzal 45 , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Jan. 8, 1834; m. June 30, 1856, No. 11 29, 
Frederick A. Southmayd, b. 1819; d. Apr. 30, 1898; son of Samuel 
Dwight Southmayd and No. 400, Mary Ogden, his wife. 

Frederick A. Southmayd"'* resided in New York City, and was a lawyer. Margaret 
G. {Ogden) Southmayd resides at East Orange, N. J. 

CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

2365. Mary Ogden Southmayd, b. Apr. 14, 1857; m. Samuel Meeker. 

2366. Julia Yonge Southmayd, b. Sept. 29, 1858. 

2367. Meta Augusta Southmayd, b. Dec. 31, 1859. 

2368. (Frederick Augustus Southmayd, Jr., b. May 6, 1861; d. July 24, 1862. 

2369. (Frances Anne Southmayd, b. twin, May 6, 1861; d. Aug. 6, 1862. 

2370. Ella Dayton Southmayd, b. May 18, 1863. 

2371. Emily Frances Southmayd, b. July 26, 1865; d. Feb. 14. 1881. 

2372. Samuel Dwight Southmayd, b. Mar. 22, 1867; m. Philadelphia, Oct. 18, 1898, 

Blanche Keen Ogier. 

Child: Frederick SouTHMAYD*37* a , b. Dec. 28, 1899. 

2373. Herbert Fanning Southmayd, b. Feb. 28, 1872. 

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m)t €>9t)cn family 

1 12 1. Louisa Hammeken (Elizabeth Ogden 399 , Lewis 132 , Uzal 45 , David', 

David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. No. 1142, Samuel Gouverneur 

Ogden, Jr. (See No. 1142.) 

1 125. Matilda Maria Hammeken (Elizabeth Ogden 399 , Lewis 13 ', Uzal 45 , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 25, 1816; d. Aug. 24, 1889; m. No. 1101, 
Elias Dayton Ogden. (See No. iioi.) 

1 129. Frederick A. Southmayd (Mary Ogden 400 , Lewis 132 , Uzal 45 , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1819; d. Apr. 30, 1898; m. No. 11 17, Mar- 
garet Gouverneur Ogden. (See No. 1117.) 

1 141. Charlotte Seton Ogden (Samuel G. 406 , Uzal 138 , Uzal 45 , David 9 , 

David 3 , John 1 ), b. New York City, Aug. 11, 1804; d. ; 1st m. Bordeaux, 

France, Jan. 22, 1824, Lewis Yates, of Liverpool, Eng. ; 2d m. 1831, 
Isidore Guillet. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 34): 

2374. Eliza Yates, b. ; d. infant. 

2375. Eugene Yates, b. ; drowned in California during gold discovery of 1847. 

2376. Ida Yates, b. ; d. aged 18. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 34): 

2377. Stanislaus Guillet, b. ; killed in South, during Civil War. 

2378. Emile Guillet, b. ; killed in South, during war; m. Emilie La Motte, 

dau. of Capt. La Motte. 

Child: Emile Guillet, Jr. 3378*. After the death of her husband and 
his three brothers in the Confederate cause, which they had espoused in New 
Orleans, Mrs. Guillet, with her infant son, went to Alton, 111., to care for 
her father, Capt. La Motte; and neither she nor the son have since been 
heard from, much to the regret of relatives in Paris. 

2379. Isidore Guillet, b. ; killed in Confed. army prior to 1863. 

2380. Charles Guillet, b. ; killed in Confed. army prior to 1863. 

2381. Eudoyce Guillet, b. ; d. infant. 

2382. Ada Guillet, b. ; d. infant. 

1 142. Samuel Gouverneur Ogden, Jr. (Samuel G. 4 ° 6 , Uzal 138 , Uzal 45 , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. New York City, Nov. 6, 1805; d. 1877; m. No. 

1 1 21, Louisa Hammeken, b. ; d. ; dau. of George Hammeken 

and No. 399, Elizabeth Ogden, his wife. 

When Samuel G. Ogden, Jr.u4* was born, his father caused a salute of 60 guns from 
his ships lying in New York harbor. He was Auditor in the New York Custom House for 
37 years. 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2383. Margaretta Ogden, b. Dec. 22, 1833; d. June 10, 1865. 

2384. Frederick Ogden, b. June 22, 1835; m. Cordelia Augusta Baldwin. 


<ii$)t\) feneration 

2385. Eliza Ogden, b. Dec. 17, 1836; d. New York, June 10, 1865. 

2386. Mary de Wees Ogden, b. June 2, 1838. 

2387. Clarence Ogden, b. Sept. 17, 1840; d. Dec, 1895; 1st m. 1864, Philomenia 

Koch, b. ; d. s. p. ; 2d m. 1886, Susan Dickerson Hawes, b. 

1842; dau. of Charles Dickerson Hawes. 

2388. Julian Samuel Ogden, b. Dec. 10, 1846; m. 1876, Mildred Caldwell. 

He was appointed Acting 3d Asst. Engineer in U. S. Navy, Oct. 10, 
1866; 3d Asst. Engineer, June 2, 1868; 2d Asst., June 2, 1869; Asst. Engi- 
neer, Feb. 24, 1S74; Passed Asst., Oct. 20, 1875; Chief Asst., Jan. 11, 1893; 
assigned to the "Bennington," May 12, 1897; Navy Yard at Washington, 

1 144. Morgan Lewis Ogden (Samuel G. 4 ° 6 , Uzal 138 , Uzal 45 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. New York City, Jan. 9, 1809; d. Dec. 23, 1876; m. 
July 7, 1841, Eliza Glendy McLaughlin. 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2389. Morgan Lewis Ogden, Jr., b. Mar. 12, 1842; d. Nov. 4, 1888; m. Margaret R. 


2390. Sydney Norris Ogden, b. Sept. 24, 1843; d. Apr. 23, 1846. 

2391. Francis Lewis Ogden, b. Mar. 24, 1845; d. Apr. 20, 1845. 

2392. Herbert Gouverneur -Ogden, b. Apr. 4, 1846; m. Mary Augusta GAene. 

2393. Jeannie Ogden, b. Dec. 22, 1849; d. Dec. 28, 1880; m. Bloomfield J. Miller. 

Child: Jeannie Ogden MlLX.ER'393', Newark, N. J. 

2394. Lucy Ogden, b. Oct. 30, 1851. 

2395. Sydney Norris Ogden, 2D, b. Aug. 7, 1853; d. May 29, 1907; m. Mary Stewart 


1 145. Louisa Willoughby Ogden (Samuel G. 4 ° 6 , Uzal 138 , Uzal"s, 
David', David 3 , John 1 ), b. New York City, Oct. 6, 1810; d. 1876; m. 
William Turner, M.D. 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2396. Edith Turner, b. ; d. 14 years old. 

2397. Ogden Turner, b. ; d. infant. 

2398. Frank Turner, b. ; d. infant. 

1 146. Charles William Ogden (Samuel G. 4 ° 6 , Uzal 138 , Uzal 4S , David", 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. New York City, Dec. 1, 1811; d. i860; 1st m. Amelia 

Shaler, b. ; d. s. p. ; 2d m. Mary de Wees, b. ; d. ; 

dau. of Dr. William de Wees, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2399. De Wees Ogden, b. ; d. July, 1863; killed battle of Gettysburg. 

2400. Ada Ogden, b. ; d. infant. 

2401. Eulalie Ogden, b. ; d. infant. 

2402. Blanche V. Ogden, b. Apr. 12, 1853; m - Charles Salmon. 

2403. Rose Ogden, b. ; m. Seth Charles Hunsden. 


C^e £><jDm ^family 

1 149. Matilda Gouverneur Ogden (Samuel G. 4 ° 6 , Uzal 138 , Uzal 4S , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Bordeaux, France, May 22, 1817; d. Nov. 22, 
1 90 1 ; m. March, 1850, William A. Wellman. 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2404. William Augustus Wellman, b. ; m. Ida Poindexter. 

Child: Myrtle Wellman'W. 

2405. Arthur Wellman, b. ; m. Celia McCarthy. 

Children: Arthur Wellman, jR.=4°s a , b. Oct. 31, 1894; William 
Augustus Wellman24°s>>, b. Feb. 27, 1897. 

2406. Mary Fairlie Wellman, b. ; m. Prof. S. Williston. 

Children: Dorothy Gouverneur WiLLisTON*4°6a j t>. Nov. 3, 1891 
Margaret Fairlie WiLLiSTON"4°« b , b. Oct. 3, 1894. 

2407. Francis Lewis Wellman, Esq., b. ; 1st m. Cora Allan, b. ; d. June 

1890; 2d m. June, 1891, Edith Watson, b. ; d. June, 1892; 3d m 

June 25, 1894, Emma Juch. 

He is a graduate of Harvard, and Asst. District Attorney in New York 
Children — first marriage: Roderic WELLMAN*4°7 a ; Allan Well 

MAN*4°7 b ; second marriage: Cora Edith Wellman*407 c . 

2408. Eva Wellman, b. ; d. y. 

1^51. Emma Frances Ogden (Samuel G. 4 ° 6 , Uzal 138 , Uzal 45 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Bordeaux, France, Feb. 15, 1821; 1st m. 1839, Henry 
Mecke, b. Frankfort, Germany; 2d m. 1855, Dr. Levy S. Burridge, of 

Emma Frances (Ogden, Mecke) Burridgeusi belongs to Colonial Dames, Daughters 
of Cincinnati, and Daughters American Revolution. 

CHILD — First Marriage (Chart 34) : 

2409. Conrad Mecke, b. 1840; d. y. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 34): 

2410. Emma Burridge, b. Rome, 1856; d. New York, 1880. 

241 1. Frank Burridge, b. . 

2412. Lee Burridge, b. . 

1 152. Mary Gouverneur Ogden (Samuel G. 4 ° 6 , Uzal 138 , Uzal 45 , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 6, 1822; d. New York City, Feb. 15, 1895; 
m. Dec. 1843, Cephas Giovanni Thompson, b. Aug. 3, 1809; d. Jan., 1888. 

He was born at Middleboro, Mass., and was an artist. 
CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2413. Anna Cora Thompson, b. 1844. 

2414. Edward Francis Thompson, b. 1846; d. 1880; m. Clara Bisbee. 

2415. Hubert Ogden Thompson, b. 1848; d. 1886. 

He was appointed Deputy of Public Works, Jan., 1877, and served to 
1879. Was County Clerk, and in 1880 became Commissioner of Public 
Works, and served four years. 


diqfyti) feneration 

1 1 54. Julia Gabriella Ogden (Samuel G. 4 ° 5 , Uzal 138 , Uzal 45 , David , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 7, 1829; d. Oct. 25, 1895; m. Nov. 10, 1846, 
J. Kennedy Smyth, b. Blenheim, Canada, ; d. Oct. 25, 1894, in 83d 

year. CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2416. Douglas Smyth, b. New York, Jan. 5, 1848; m. Adelaide Thompson. 

2417. Ida Smyth, b. New York, Dec. 7, 1849; ist m - Dec. 8, 1868, Thomas C. Camp- 

bell, b. ; d. Aug. 4, 1877; 2dm. Nov. 22, 1881, Dr. B. L. B. Baylies. 

2418. Conrad Mecke Smyth, b. New York, Nov. 26, 1852; d. Dec. 25, 1897; m. Oct. 

10, 1889, Elizabeth Voorhees. 

2419. Eugenie Smyth, b. Paris, France, Sept. 2, 1854; m. Frederic Shonnard. 

2420. Julian Kennedy Smyth, b. New York, Aug. 8, 1856; m. Winogene Horr. 

2421. Algernon Smyth, b. Bellevue, France, Aug. 4, 1858. 

2422. Ogden Gouverneur Smyth, b. Paris, France, Mar. 15, 1862; m. Sept. 28, 1894, 

Elizabeth Clark. 

2423. Clifford Smyth, b. New York, Nov. 13, 1866. 

U. S. Consul at Carthagena, and a brilliant writer. 

2424. Herbert Grommlin Smyth, Esq., b. New York, Dec. 19, 1870; m. Apr. 8, 1896, 

Maimee Suzette Murray. 

Herbert G. Smyth = 4S4 is a lawyer. 

Child: Herbert Grommlin Smyth, Jr. 2424', b. Dec. 20, 1897. 

2425. Ludlow St. Clair Smyth, b. New York, Nov. 25, 1871. 

2426. Gabriella Smyth, b. Yonkers, N. Y., Apr. 26, 1876; m. New York, Sept. 15, 

1897, Allan Campbell Tyson. 

1 155. Emily Fairlie Ogden (Samuel G. 406 , Uzal 138 , Uzal 45 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 1, 1838; m. Aug. 21, i860, Alfred Nelson, b. 
New York, Dec. 21, 1837 ; son of William Nelson, an extensive ship owner 
of New York City. 

Emily F. (Ogden) Nelson"Ss belongs to Colonial Dames, Daughters o£ Cincinnati, 
and Daughters American Revolution. (See portrait, p. 157.) 
CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2427. Norman Fairlie Nelson, b. Ravenswood, S. I., June 22, 1861 ; m. Aug. 4, 1898, 

Matilda Mitchel Von Fass, b. Sweden, Oct. 21, 1875. 

Child: Norman Fairlie Nelson, jR.*4*7 a , b. Flushing, L. I., July 31, 1899. 

2428. Alfred Gouverneur Nelson, b. Dec. 24, 1864; d. Astoria, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1885. 

2429. Horatio Ogden Nelson, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 7, 1866; m. June 19, 1895, 

Charlotte Amelia Southgate, of Astoria, N. Y. 

Children: Emily Nelson*4*9», b. Feb. 1, 1897; Beatrice Beirean 
NELSON2439 b , b. Flushing, L. I., Mar. 12, 1901. 

2430. Desmond Nelson, b. New York, Nov. 21, 1869. 

2431. Allan Campbell Nelson, b. New York, Feb. 23, 1872. 

2432. Robert Burns Nelson, b. Astoria, N. Y., Apr. 12, 1878; d. Apr. 23, 1882. 

1 1 57. Florence Ogden (Samuel G. 4 ° 6 , Uzal 138 , Uzal 45 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Mar. 7, 1849; d. New York, Oct. 29, 1874; m. Sept. 14, 1869, 
Charles Tighe Henry, Esq., b. 1844; d. Orange, N. J., Jan. 9, 1890. 

Ctye £>8&ett family 

Charles Tiohe Henry, Esq., was a lawyer in New York City. (See portrait of Mrs. 
Henry, p. 157). 

CHILD (Chart 34): 

2433. Florence Ogden Henry, b. Oct. 16, 1874; m. July 11, 1894, Emil Anthony, 

of Basle, Switzerland. 

Child: Grace Fairlie Anthony2433 s , b. Aug. 29, 1895. 

1 159. Prof. Ogden N. Rood (Alida G. Ogden 40 ', Uzal 138 , Uzal 4 =, 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 3, 1831; m. Jan. 12, 1858, Mathilde 
Prunner, b. Mar. 6, 1835. 

He was professor of physics in Columbia University. 
CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

2434. Herman Rood, b. Mar. 17, 1859. 

2435. Rowland Rood, b. Apr. 7, 1863. 

2436. Edith Rood, b. Jan. 18, 1865; m. Mar. 8, 1888, Rudolph Gudden, of Munich, 


Children: Margaret Gudden*43W b. Jan. 12, 1889; Herman Gud- 

DEN*436 b , £,. Mar. 21, 1892. 

1 160. Helen M. Rood (Alida G. Ogden" ', Uzal 138 , Uzal« David', 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 29, 1832; d. Feb. 12, 1869; m. Mar. 18, i860, 
Prof. Eli Whitney Blake, of Brown University, R. I. 

CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

2437. Alida Gouverneur Blake, b. May 10, 1861 ; m. Feb. 24, 1881, Barclay Hazard, 

of Newport, N. Y. 

2438. Eli Whitney Blake, Jr., b. Feb. 13, 1867. 

He is a graduate of Yale University. 

1 161. Margaret A. Rood (Alida G. Ogden 40 ', Uzal 138 , Uzal 4S , David", 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 28, 1834; d. Aug. 7, 1895; m. Mar. 29, 1853, 
Rowland Hazard, son of Rowland Gibson Hazard, of Peace Dale, R. I., 
and Caroline Newbold, his wife, of Bloomsdale, Pa. 

CHILDREN (Chart 23): 

2439. Rowland Hazard, Jr., b. . 

2440. Caroline Hazard, b. . President Wellesley College. 

2441. Helen Hazard, b. ; m. Bacon. 

2442. Margaret Hazard, b. ; m. Prof. Fisher, of Yale University. 

1 165. Robert Wade Ogden (Charles C. 4IS , Charles 139 , Uzal 4S , David 5 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. New York City, Jan. 28, 1817; bap. Mar. 31, 1823; d. 
Thibodeaux, La Fourche Parish, La., Mar. 24, 1878; m. New Orleans, La., 
May 8, 1847, Marie Antoinette Biamonti, b. Marseilles, France, Feb. 26, 
1823 ; d. New Orleans, Nov. 14, 1876; dau. Joseph Biamonti, and Christine 
Dufour, his wife. 


€tgl)tlj (^iteration 

The above data were taken from a fly-leaf of a book in possession of the family, the 
record being as follows: 

"This book was sent on from England for the use of some church. The vessel on which 
it was shipped was captured during the Revolutionary War, and all the cargo sold as a 
captured prize at public auction. 

"Richard Dean of New York purchased it and presented it to his daughter, Annie 
Dean, who was married to Capt. William Wade, British Army, 17S0. Presented to Anna 
Wade and Charles Ogden, Anno Domini, 1S11. 

"Presented to Robert Wade Ogden January 28, 1838." 

Then follow the birth and marriage of Charles C. Ogden4is, after which are given the 
births of their children and gr. children, all being born in New Orleans, La. 

CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

2443. Robert Manning Ogden, b. Apr. 19, 1848; d. Mar. 3, 1873. 

2444. Anna Maria Ogden, b. Mar. 7, 1850; m. New Orleans, by Archbishop Perehi, 

Apr. 20, 1875, Andrew Key Brown; son of Andrew Brown, Jr., and Eliza- 
beth Watt, his wife. 

(No mention of children.) 

2445. Aimee Corinne Ogden, b. Dec. 14, 1851; d. Oct. 11, 1854. 

2446. Edward Halliday Ogden, b. Sept. 9, 1854; d. May 24, 1856. 

2447. Judge Charles Joseph Ogden, b. Dec. 16, 1856; d. Omaha, Neb., Jan. 25, 1904; 

m. Riverside, Cal., Sept. 20, 1894, Mabel Palmer Pratt, dau. of Augustus 
Pratt and Grace Watson, his wife, of Omaha, Neb. 

Judge Charles Jos. Ogden*447 was educated at Romain's Institute, 
New Orleans, and at an early age began the study of law. He was a bright 
student and passed an examination for admission to the bar before he was 
20. He remained in New Orleans but a short time after having qualified, 
and took up residence in Omaha, Neb., where he opened an extensive and 
lucrative practice. He became one of the ablest attorneys in the state, and 
was appointed Judge of the District Court at Omaha, serving three years 
with distinction. He resigned to attend to his large private practice. No 
decision made while judge was ever reversed by the Supreme Court of the 
state. He was a lifelong Democrat, was leader of that party in his adopted 
state, and was one of the organizers of the National League of Democratic 
Clubs. He was a brilliant orator and made the opening speech at the Balti- 
more convention, having been elected chairman at the Hoffmann House, 
New York City, in 1888. Judge Ogden was chairman of the Dem. State 
Central Committee that elected James Boyd governor of Nebraska. When 
the latter was unseated, it was Judge Ogden that went to Washington and 
had him reinstated. He died suddenly of apoplexy, having practised law 
for nearly 30 yrs. He left no children. 

2448. Henri Biamonti Ogden, b. Jan. 14, i860. 

2449. Marie Antoinette Ogden, b. Sept. 23, 1863. 

1228. John Ogden (David S. 43 ', John 144 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Jan. 3, 1830 ; d. Apr. 6, 1869 ; m. Jan. 1, 1856, Julia A. Willard. 
CHILDREN (Chart 8): 

2450. John Willard Ogden, b. Fitchburg, Mass., Apr. 18, 1857; m. Nov. 22, 1879, 

Elizabeth A. Wood. 

€tye €>8&m family 

His father removed to Fitchburg, Mass., from New York City. John W. 
Ogden245° was in mercantile business, but is now (1903) believed to be 
Supt. of Concord, Maynard & Hudson Street Railway, at Maynard, Mass. 

Child: Lillian May Ogden=45°*, b. Sept. 11, 1884. 

2451. Fred Sayer Ogden, b. Mar. 28, 1858; m. Sept. 1, 1880, Sarah E. Spark. 

2452. Mary Francisco Ogden, b. Nov. 2, 1867; d. Jan. 5, 1877. 

1232. James Camp Ogden (James C. 438 , John 144 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Aug. 19, 1818; d. May 1, 1855; m. Sept. 30, 1841, Phebe 
Kitchell, b. Sept. 1, 1821; d. Oct. 7, 1855. 

They were of Newark, N. J., and are buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, N. J. 
CHILDREN (Chart 8) : 

2453. Emeline Camp Ogden, b. Sept. 12, 1842; m. Henry R. Clift. 

2454. Charlotte Ogden, b. Feb. 10, 1845; m. William A. Reeve. 

2455. Horace Pierson Ogden, b. Nov. 9, 1846; m. Dec. 25, 1871, Mary Frances 

Dickson, b. Nov. 9, 1846; d. s. p. Nov. 28, 1873. 

He resides in Springfield, Mass., where he is in business. 

2456. James Eugene Ogden, b. ; m. Sarah Hawley. 

2457. Helen Ogden, b. Mar. 14, 1852. 

1253. Rhoda Ann Ogden (David 44 ', Joseph 14 ', John 46 , David*, David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Apr. 13, 1797; d. Aug. 4, 1881; m. 1814, Henry Bradley, b. 
1796; d. 1879; of Penn Yan, N. Y. 

CHILDREN (Chart 36): 

2458. Jane Woodruff Bradley, b. July 11, 1815; d. Apr. 18, 1884; m. Charles C. 


2459. Henry Bradley, Jr., b. 1818; d. 1887; m. Mary Seaman. 

2460. David Ogden Bradley, b. Apr. 5, 1827; d. Feb. 16, 1905; 1st m. Elizabeth 

Neeley; 2d m. Cornelia Fitch. 

2461. Cornelia Bradley, b. July 5, 1831; d. 1859; m. Henry Broughton Bennett. 

1254. Clarissa H. Ogden (David 44 ', Joseph 14 ', John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Sept. 6, 1799; d. Sept. 22, 1850; m. Ansel Chadwick, M.D. 

They resided near Binghamton, N. Y. 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2462. Jane Chadwick, b. ; m. Reuben Smith. (No further record.) 

2463. Mary Chadwick, b. ; m. Sanford Dimick. (No further record.) 

2464. Sarah Chadwick, b. ; m. Charles Avery. (No further record.) 

2465. Dewitt Chadwick, b. . 

2466. Harriet Chadwick, b. . 

1255. David Baker Ogden (David 44 ', Joseph 14 ', John 46 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 13, 1802; d. July 27, 1888; 1st m. Feb. 29, 1824, 

Harriet Allen; b. ; d. Apr. 1, 1826; 2d m. Mar. 8, 1828, Eliza R. 

Goodwin, b. Mar. 23, 1802; d. Jan. 18, 1884; of Kingston, Pa. 

They resided in Cayuga Co., N. Y. 


diqfytl) feneration 

CHILD— First Marriage (Chart 2): 

2467. Weston Allen Ogden, b. Mar. 27, 1826; 1st m. Ellen M. Adams; 2d m. Mrs. 

Ida L. Gregory. 

CHILD — Second Marriage (Chart 2): 

2468. Harriet Ogden, b. June 6, 1829; 1st m. Ezra Slocum; 2dm. Darius Warren 


1260. Anna Maria Ogden (David 44 ', Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. May 19, 1813; d. Apr. 9, 1893; m. 1829, Dennison R. Pearl, 
M.D., b. ; d. July 1, 1882. 

They resided in western New York. 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2469. Charlotte Squires Pearl, b. Oct. 16, 1831; m. George J. Letchworth. 

2470. David Ogden Pearl, b. Jan. 22, 1846; d. Feb. 22, 1851. 

1263. Phebe Ogden (Ezekiel 448 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 5 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Binghamton, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1794; d. Salt Lake City, Utah, 
June 10, 1872; 1st m. William Ross; 2d m. Seneca, N. Y., 1818, Isaac 
Chase, b. Little Compton, R. I., Dec. 12, 1792; d. Salt Lake City, May 2, 

1861. CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 36): 

2471. Charles Ross, b. 181 1; d. ; m. Betsy Dean. 

They possibly still live at Hartland, Livingston Co., Mich. 
Children: Henrietta Ross 3 47" a ; Oren Ross 2 47i b . 

2472. Teresa Ross, b. Jan. 21, 1812; d. July 14, 1886; m. Mar. 29, 1836, Charles 

Drake Marsh. 

Children: Ogden Chase Marsh*472», b. Jan. 20, 1837; d. Apr. n, 
1872; m. Dec. 31, 1869, Adaline Magee; they had 2 children. Betsy 
Wane Marsha?* 6 , b. June 21, 1838; m. Nov. 8, 1865, William Slaight 
Knappenbarg; they have 4 children. William Ross Marsh'47* c , b. 
June 23, 1840; m. Sept. 26, i860, Clarissa Ann McKey; they have 4 
children. Mary Cornelia Marshes' 1 , b. twin, June 23, 1840; d. Oct. 12, 
1841. Henry Harrison Marsh^^, b. Aug. 20, 1846; d. Dec. 14, 1853. 
Demmis Louise Marsha*', b. Mar. 2, 1848; d. Aug. 23, 187 1 ; m. Nov. 1 1, 
1869, Robert Kelsey Bergen; they had 1 child. 

2473. Clarissa Ross, b. June 16, 1814; d. Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 17, 1858; m. Sept. 

10, 1844, Brigham Young, b. June 1, 1801; d. Aug. 29, 1877; President of 
the Mormon Church, Utah. 

Children: Mary Eliza YouNG*473 a , b. June 8, 1847; d. Sept. 5, 1871; 
m. June 4, 1865, Mark Croxall; they had 4 children. Clarissa Maria 
YouNG a 473 b , b. Dec. 10, 1849; m - June 1, 1868, William B. Dougall; they 
have 4 children. Capt. Willard Young'473 c , b. Apr. 30, 1852; m. Aug. 1, 
1882, Harriet Hooper, b. May 3, 1861; dau. of Capt. William H. Hooper, 
for many years Delegate to Congress from Utah. Capt. Willard Young»473 c 
was graduated from the U. S. Military Academy, West Point. He is Presi- 
dent of the Municipal Engineering Co., New York City. They have 6 children. 
Phebe Louise YouNG*473 d , b. Aug. 1, 1854; m. Jan. 7, 1872, Walter 
Josiah Beattie, b. Jan. 7, 1850; they have 7 children. 

%ty £>g&cn family 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 36): 

2474. Silva Chase, b. Sparta, N. Y., Aug. 4, 1819; d. Farmington, Utah, Sept. 26, 

1865; 1st m. Alanson Vanfleet; 2d m. Salt Lake City, July 22, 1851, 
Judson Stoddard. 

Children — first marriage: Elias Vanfleet^?^, b. Sparta, N. Y., Mar. 

17, 1839; 1st m. Lucy Adams; they had 8 children; 2d m. Salt Lake City, 
May 30, 1868, Mary Ann Richards; they had 10 children. Helen Maria 
VANFLEET 2 474 b , b. Nauvoo, 111., July, 1841; d. there Sept., 1841. Joseph 
Smith Vanfleet*474 c , b. Nauvoo, 111., Sept. 8, 1844; m. Jane Turner; 
they have 8 children. Cyrus Vanfleet2474 c1 , b. Elk Horn River, Neb., 
June, 1848. Cyrenus Vanfleet 3 474«, b. twin, June, 1848; died same 

Children — second marriage: Charles Albert STODDARD*474 f . Horace 
Adelbert Stoddard2474s, b. Centreville, Utah, June 30, 1852; d. Farm- 
ington, Utah, Feb. 26, i860. Ophelia Stoddard*474»>, b. Farmington, Utah, 
Feb. 17, 1856; m. Albert D. Shurtleff; they have 6 children. Willard 
STODDARD2474 i , b. Spanish Fork, Utah, June 17, 1858; m. Mary Elizabeth 
Hess; they have 5 children. Edward Stoddard*474J, b. Centerville, Utah, 
May 12, 1861; m. Maria Smith, b. Farmington, Utah, Dec. 15, 1861; they 
have 4 children. Alonzo STODDARD 2 474 k , b. twin, May 12, 1861; m. Eliza 
A. Parker, b. Farmington, Utah, Mar. 27, 1861; they have 6 children. Silva 
Stoddard'474 1 , b. Farmington, Utah, June 26, 1863; 1st m. Jeddiah Smith, 
b. Aug. 29, 1858; d. Jan. 14, 1893; they had 6 children; 2d m. Barney 
Goodrick; they had 4 children. 

2475. Desdemona Chase, b. Sparta, N. Y., Apr. 3, 1821; d. Farmington, Utah, Feb. 

18, 1886; m. Sparta, N. Y., Dec. 7, 1838, John S. Gleason, b. Sparta, 
Jan. 13, 1819. 

Children: John S. Gleason, Jr. *47s a , b. Nauvoo, 111. Alviras Horn 
Gleason3475>>, b. Elkhorn, Neb., July 5, 1848; m. Salt Lake City, Jan. 18, 
1869, Maria M. Lane, b. Wisconsin, Aug. 15, 1847; they have 10 children. 
Ezekiel Gleason'475 1 :, b. Salt Lake City, 1850; d. Weber, Utah, Aug., 
1854. Joanna Louisa GLEAS0N247s d , b. Batesville, Utah, May 1, 1852; d. 
Jan., 1900; m. Farmington, Utah, Jan. 29, 1869, L. H. Kennard; they 
have 13 children. Joseph Hyrum Gleason^s 5 , b. Farmington, Utah, June 

19, 1855; d. Collinston, Utah, Feb. 27, 1899. Clara Maria GLEAsoN2475 r , 
b. Farmington, Utah, May 28, i860; m. Salt Lake City, Aug. 28, 1879, Socie 
Rogers; they have 9 children. 

2476. Maria Chase, b. Sparta, N. Y., 1823; d. Nauvoo, 111., Dec. 17, 1838. 

2477. Rhoda Chase, b. Sparta, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1830; 1st m. Nauvoo, 111., Oct. 29,, 1845, 

Judson Stoddard; 2d m. Farmington, Utah, Apr. 4, 1870, Morgan L. 

Hinman, b. ; d. Cardston, Alberta, Canada, July 3, 1891. 

Children — first marriage: Henry Albert STODDARD*477 a , b. Mar. 25, 
1847; d. Apr. 7, 1847. Judson L. Stoddard2477>>, b. Salt Lake City, May 22, 
1849; m - Farmington, Utah, Jan. 1, 1869, Alice Cotterel; they have 8 
children. Marion Leslie Stoddard=477 c , b. Centerville, Utah, Sept. 8, 1851. 
m. Sept. 26, 1872, Harriet Stoddard; they have 10 children. Eliza Roxey 
ST0DDARD*477 d , b. Aug. 7, 1854; d. Sept. 10, 1854. Elanthropy 
Stoddard=477', b. Oct. 3, 1855; m. Farmington, Utah, Oct. 9, 1878, Sarah 
Steed; they have 10 children. Louisa Stoddard"??', b. Jan. 2, 1858; 
d. Apr. 7, i860. Andrew Moffat Stoddard2477£, b. Aug. 27, i860; d. 
May 3, 1870. Louis Arden STODDARD2477 h , b. May 11, 1861. Sheldon 
Stoddard=477', b. Sept. 7, 1865; d. Brigham, Utah, May 11, 1871. Phoebe 
Maria Stoddard*477J, b. Sept. 14, 1868; d. Mar. 3, 1869. 


CtglM (feneration 

Children — second marriage: Frank H. HiNMAN J 477 k , b. Fannington, 
Utah, Feb. 5, 1871; d. Alberta, Canada, Sept. 25, 1892; m. Sept. 2, 1890, 
Sarah Hochstrasser; they have 2 children. Clara May Hinmanm77', b. 
Jan. 1, 1874; d. July 6, 1874. Nellie Hinman'477 1 ", b. July 4, 1877; m. 
Canada, Oct. 26, 1895, Walter E. Pitcher; they have 3 children. 
247S. George Ogden Chase, b. Sparta, N. Y., Mar. 11, 1832; d. Centerville, Utah, 
May s, 1896; m. Salt Lake City, Dec. 25, 1854, Emily Hyde. 

Children: Emily Marinda Chasers*, b. Salt Lake City, Dec. 12, 
1856; 1st m. Salt Lake City, Feb. 5, 1874, Hugh Wood McKee; 2d m. 
James Goforth McAllister; there were 2 children by each marriage. 
Phebe Ogden Hyde Chasers'', b. Oct. 2, 1857; m. Salt Lake City, July 10, 
1878, William Howell McIntyre, b. Texas, 1847; they have 7 children. 
Maria Hyde Chase^s^ b. Centerville, Utah, Aug. 10, 1859; m. Salt Lake 
City, Oct. 30, 1877, Owen Dix; they have 4 children. George Ogden 

Hyde Chase=478<\ b. Farmington, Utah, June 26, 1862; d. . Rhoda 

Hyde Chasers*, b. . Laura Hyde Chasers', b. Nov. 4, . 

2479. Harriet Louisa Chase, b. Sparta, N. Y., Apr. 28, 1834; 1st m. Salt Lake City, 

July 24, 1859, John Whitney; 2d m. Salt Lake City, Dec. 17, 1868, 
Ephraim McLaughlin. 

Child — first marriage: George Chase Whitney^o 3 , b. Centre- 
ville, Utah, Apr. 12, i860; m. Salt Lake City, Aug. 15, 1882, Elizabeth 
Dunbar; they have 4 children. 

Children — second marriage: Mary McLaughlin^;) 1 ', b. Salt Lake 
City, Feb. 24, 1870; d. Dec. 8, 1871. Leo McLaughlin"475 c , b. May 8, 
1872; d. Mar. 10, 1873. ^ AY McLaughlin^o' 1 , b. May 5, 1874; m. 
Jan., 1902. Phebe McLaughlin»47« <- , b. Mar. 25, 1878. Willard 
McLAUGHLiN*479 f , b. Nov. 6, 1879; m. . 

1264. Mordecai Ogden (Ezekiel 448 , Joseph 14 ', John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ),- b. May 26, 1798; d. Feb. 1, 1847; 1st m. 1820, Johanna Edmon- 

ston, b. ; d. Apr. 21, 1825; 2d m. Apr. 28, 1831, Mary Brown, 

b. Feb. 7, 1808; d. Aug. 6, 1890. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 2): 

2480. Henrietta Ogden, b. July 21, 1822; d. Mar. 22, 1853; m. Jan. 8, 1848, Isaac 

B. Gregg. (No further account.) 

2481. Mary Elizabeth Ogden, b. May 1, 1824; d. Feb. 7, 1856; m. May 5, 1843, 

Mortimer Smith, of Binghamton, N. Y. 
(No mention of children.) 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 2): 

2482. Alfred Brown Ogden, b. Dec. 17, 1833; 1st m. Sarah Richards; 2d m. 

Georgianna Van Wart. 

2483. John Lorimer Graham Ogden, b. Feb. 17, 1836; 1st m. Josephine Goundry; 

2d m. Florence Waite. 

2484. Annie Louise Ogden, b. Oct. 30, 1841; m. Smith Henderson Mallory. 

1266. Anna Ogden (Ezekiel 448 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Nov. 29, 1803; d. Dec. 8, 1885; m. Dec. 27, 1824, Peter 
L. Van Hoesen, b. May 16, 1800; d. Sept. 22, 1854; of Binghamton, N. Y. 

C^e £><jt>en family 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2485. Ellsworth Stanley Van Hoesen, b. Oct. 28, 1827; d. Dec. 29, 1853. 

2486. Harriet Louisa Van Hoesen, b. Mar. 7, 1833. 

2487. George James Van Hoesen, b. June 13, 1836; d. June 2, 1852. 

2488. Mary Imogene Van Hoesen, b. Aug. 27, 1842; d. Oct. 6, 1873; m - A P r - l( >, 

i860, James Cosgriff. 

1267. Ezekiel Ogden, Jr. (Ezekiel 448 , Joseph 1 " John" 6 , David', 

David 3 , John 1 ), b. July 9, 1808; d. ; m. 1830, Mary Catharine 

Wheeler, b. Dec. 23, 1811; d. Dec. 11, 1880. 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2489. Helen M. Ogden, b. Nov. 7, 1831; m. Albert L. March. 

2490. Phebe A. Ogden, b. July 4, 1834; m. Albert O. Chamberlain. 

2491. Charles Wheeler Ogden, b. Apr. 19, 1840; m. Sarah Elizabeth Bergen. 

2492. Ida Katharine Ogden, b. Mar. 18, 1858. 

1268. Maria Ogden (Ezekiel 448 , Joseph 14 ', John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Mar. 10, 1811; d. Aug. 25, 1886; m. Oct. 9, 1839, Abraham C. 


2493. Mordecai Voorhees, b. Feb. 22, 1843; d. Aug. 7, 1843. 

2494. Catharine M. Voorhees, b. Feb. 25, 1845; d - Oct. 13, 1845. 

2495. Frederick D. Voorhees, b. Jan. 28, 1847; m - O ct - I2 > r 87o, Generva J. 


Child: Clarence T. VooRHEEs 2 49s a , b. Sept. 11, 1872; d. Apr. 27, 1873. 

1269. Hon. Darius Adams Ogden (Ezekiel 448 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 14, 1813; d. May 4, 1889; m. Dec. 16, 
1834, Judith Anna Lawrence, b. Jan. 16, 181 5. 

Hon. Darius Adams Ogden^Sp was born at Northville, Cayuga Co., N. Y., and died at 
Penn Yan, N. Y. He was active in politics, and his services as a public speaker were in great 
demand throughout the state. He was pre-eminently eloquent, had a broad, clear insight 
as to both men and matters, an unfaltering steadfastness of purpose, and a deep and abiding 
charity toward all men. 

He was United States Minister to the Sandwich Islands, and his late home in Penn 
Yan has many curious and interesting relics that were collected during his foreign residence. 
CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2496. James Lawrence Ogden, b. Feb. 4, 1837; d. Feb. 18, 1S37. 

2497. Frances Rebecca Ogden, b. Aug. 20, 1838; d. Aug. 14, 1840. 

2498. Sabra Ogden, b. Sept. 4, 1840; d. Sept. 17, 1845. 

2499. Francis Lawrence Ogden, b. July 5, 1842; d. Sept. 3, 1843. 

2500. Agnes Ogden, b. Oct. 19, 1844; d. Sept. 23, 1845. 

2501. Mary Abigail Ogden, b. June 28, 1848; m. James Loren Robbins. 

2502. Maria Louisa Ogden, b. Apr. 17, 1830; d. Mar. 20, 1873; m - No. 3854, Morris 

Fletcher Sheppard. 


€\Qhtl) defeneration 

2503. Darius Adams Ogden, Jr., b. Mar. 10, 1852; m. Betsy Backus. 

2504. Lawrence Ogden, b. Oct. 26, 1854; d. Dec. 27, 1866. 

2505. Anna Lulu Ogden, b. Honolulu, Sandwich Is., Nov. 6, 1856; d. Penn Yan, 

N. Y., Apr. 21, 1872. 
2506 Harriot Ogden, b. Sept 24, 1S57. 

She supplied most of the data concerning her family. 

2507. Charles Edwin Ogden, b. July 31, 1859; m. Emily Loraine Williams. 

1270. Louisa Ogden (Ezekiel 448 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. June 30, 1819; d. ; m. Oct., 1837, William Tillotson, b. 

Dec. 20, 1 8 10. CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2508. William Ogden Tillotson, b. Mar. 13, 1843; m - Aug. 15, 1872, Eliza Ann 

Allison, b. Feb. 15, 1848. 

Children: William Ogden Tillotson, Jr.^sos^ b. Aug. 5, 1873; 

GUSTAV KLETZSCH TlLLOTSON2So8b j b. Nov. l6, 1885. 

2509. Clarinda Tillotson, b. Feb. 24, 1845; m. Dec. 19, 1867, James F. Crandall. 

Child: Louise Cran-dall^o^, b. Jan. 28, 187S. 

2510. Norton Ezekiel Tillotson, b. Aug. 22, 1847; m - J une 6 - l8 7 6 . Augusta 


Children: Jesse M. TiLLOTSON*si° a , b. Apr. 24, 1879; Paul 
TlLLOTSON 2 Siob j b. Dec. 5, 18S0. 

2511. Ida Tillotson, b. Jan. 1, 1856; m. Aug. 4, 1874, James Alex. Waugh, b. Nov. 

13, 1846. 

Children: Anna Louisa Waugh*5h\ b. Dec. 6, 1875; William Satter- 
field Waugh'S" 1 ', b. Feb. 26, 1878; d. Feb. 3, 1879; Gertrude Elizabeth 
Waugh2Sh c , b. Aug. 13, 1880; Emma WAUGH 2 sn d , b. Aug. 18, 1887. 

1272. Theodosia Ogden (Jonathan 449 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. May 15, 1807; d. Nov. 26, 1840; m. Feb. 15, 1826, 
Cornelius Van Name, b. June 5, 1801 ; d. July 15, 1867. 

CHILDREN (Chart 36): 

2512. Jannette Van Name, b. Jan. 22, 1827; m. June 12, 1862, Luke Dickson, b. 

July 26, 1829; son of Stephen Greenwich Dickson and Dulcy Sage, his wife. 
Child: Cornelius Van Name Dickson 2 si2\ 

2513. William Van Name, b. Aug. 29, 1828; m. Dec. 9, 1858, Catharine Stuart, 

b. Apr. 15, 1830; dau. of Andrew Stuart and Catharine Donart, his wife. 
Children: Jannette Van Name^su", b. Apr. 1, i860; Carra Van 
NAME*si3 b , b. Feb. 23, 1863; m. Edward J. Spencer. 
They have 2 children. 

2514. Charles Howard Van Name, b. Dec. 11, 1830; d. Oct. 6, 1866; m. Jan. 1, 

1856, Eunice Sisson Slosson, b. Apr. 18, 1834; dau. of William Slosson 
and Julia Ann Dewitt, his wife. 

Children: Grace Theodosia Van Name'sm 1 , b. Apr. 8, 1859; m. Jan. 2, 
1878, J. Wallace Pack (4 children); Julia Clark Van Name'sw' 1 , b. 
Mar. 2i, 1862; Robert Nimons Van Name=si4 c , b. Dec. 31, 1863; Herbert 
Clay Van Name^s^, b. Nov. 29, 1865; m. Oct. 21, 1890, Lida Mai Graves 
(1 child); Henry May Van NAME*5i4 e , b. twin, Nov. 29, 1865. 


Stye flDg&eu family 

2515. John Barker Van Name, b. Jan. n, 1833; m. Oct. 29, 1856, Lucy Morris, 

b. Aug. 2, 1838; dau. of David Morris and Eunice Crocker, his wife. 
(No children mentioned.) 

2516. Addison Van Name, b. Nov. 15, 1835; m. Aug. 19, 1867, Julia Gibbs, b. Nov. 

20, 1836; dau. of Josiah Willard Gibbs and Mary Ann Van Cleve, his wife. 

He was Librarian of Yale University, New Haven, Conn. 

Children: Willard Gibbs Van NAUB'si6* t b. Apr. 18, 1872; Theo- 
dora Van Name3si6\ b. Jan. 26, 1874; Ralph Gibbs Van Name^i^ b. 
Oct. 22, 1877. 

2517. Mary Anistatia Van Name, b. Nov. 19, 1837; m. Oct., 1861, Joseph M. Page, 

b. May 16, 1838; son of Levi Page and Priscilla Ingalls, his wife. 
Child: Louisa Ingalls Page*si7», b. Nov. 8, 1862. 

1273. William Ogden (Jonathan 449 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 

John 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. Nov. 31, 1836, Angeline Abbott, b. Oct. 13, 

1813; d. Jan. 28, 1892. 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2518. Frederick Alonzo Ogden, b. Aug. 12, 1837. 

2519. James Sherman Ogden, b. July 23, 1839; m. Beulah Carter. 

2520. Charles Theodore Ogden, b. Nov. 5, 1S41. 

2521. Jannette Ogden, b. June 12, 1843. 

2522. William Ogden, Jr., b. Dec. 31, 1844; d. Nov. 28, 1892; m. Mary E. Andrews. 

2523. Mary Antoinette Ogden, b. July 22, 1848; m. Dr. Manton E. Anderson. 

2524. Sarah Angeline Ogden, b. Mar. 13, 1851; m. Robert Morris. 

1274. John Barker Ogden (Jonathan 449 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 26, 1811; d. Apr. 28, 1892; 1st m. Nov. 25, 1841, 
Lydia Oilman, b. ; d. Dec. 16, 1864; 2d m. Feb. 3, 1866, Mary 

ORCUTT. CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 2): 

2525. John Gilman Ogden, b. Nov. 11, 1845; d. Sept. 26, 1846. 

2526. Helen Ogden, b. Oct. 7, 1847; d. Sept. 3, 1848. 

2527. Charles Milton Ogden, b. Sept. 4, 1856; d. May 2, 1893; m. Sarah M. 


CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 2) : 

2528. Jesse Barnes Ogden, b. Oct. 11, 1868; d. Sept. 14, 1876. 

2529. Myra Anistatia Ogden, b. Mar. 12, 1871. 

1276. Emily Ogden (Jonathan 449 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Sept. 22, 1813; d. ; m. Sept. 3, 1835, George Gilbert 

Lay - CHILDREN (Chart 36): 

2530. Anistatia Lay, b. Dec. 31, 1836; m. Charles Gale. 

2531. William Henry Lay, b. Mar. 7, 1838; m. Mary E. Tabor. 

2532. Gilbert George Lay, b. Oct. 2, 1840; m. Melissa M. Austin. 

2533. Mary Theodosia Lay, b. Nov. 7, 1842. 

2534. Emma Pamelia Lay, b. Mar. 8, 1844; m. Henry Hill. 

2535. Ogden B. Lay, b. Jan. 12, 1847; m - Blanche E. Hall. 

2536. Charles Theodore Lay, b. June 5, 1851; m. Laverna Delph. 

€tgl)tl) feneration 

1278. Catharine Ogden (Jonathan 445 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. July 8, 181 5; d. Nov. 7, 1892; m. Sept., 1836, William 
Wallace Clark, b. ; d. Nov. 17, 1877. 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2537. William Ogden Clark, b. June 22, 1839; m. Mary Jane Sowter. 

2538. Mary Theodosia Clark, b. Oct. 15, 1841; m. George C. Brown. 

2539. Helen Mae Clark, b. Dec. 1, 1843; m. Sept. 15, 1868, Elias Decker. (No 

further record.) 

2540. Jannette E. Clark, b. Feb. 19, 1850; d. May 12, 1889; m. Feb. 8, 1870, Thad- 

deus M. Clarkson. (No further record.) 

2541. Arthur Gray Clark, b. June 27, 1858; m. Lena Heiser. 

2542. Frank E. Clark, b. Sept. 18, 1863; m. Florence Soper. 

1280. Jonathan Ogden, Jr. (Jonathan 449 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 28, 1819; d. Nov., 1849; m. Feb., 1843, Millicent 

2543. Helen Maria Ogden, b. Nov. 10, 1844; m. May 11, 1863, Milton Gilman. 

Child: Harriet Sherburn Gilman^s-u 11 , b. July 18, 1865. 

2544. Millicent Ogden, b. June, 1846; d. June, 1853. 

2545. Mary Clarissa Ogden, b. Aug. 1848; m. Aaron Avery. 

1 281. Henry Bradley Ogden (Jonathan 449 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 30, 1822; d. May 13, 1886; m. 1852, Caroline 
E.Clark. CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2546. Caroline Louisa Ogden, b. July 12, 1853; m. Walter P. Pratt. 

2547. Charles Henry Ogden, b. Apr. 25, 1855; d. 1856. 

2548. Minnie Eliza Ogden, b. June 1, 1857. 

2549. Frank Clark Ogden, b. Feb. 12, 1862; m. Clara Babcock. 

1282. Rev. Isaac Gray Ogden (Jonathan 449 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Binghamton, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1824; d. Devon, Pa., Nov. 
28, 1904; m. Adams, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1852, Emeline Elizabeth Hunting- 
ton, b. Aug. 22, 1829; d. Jan. 3, 1892. 

Rev. Isaac Gray Ogden 128 " graduated from Williams College in 1849, and was or- 
dained in the Presbyterian ministry Jan. 26, 1858. 

CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2550. Walter Huntington Ogden, b. Apr. 3, 1853; m. Ellen A. Sheridan. 

2551. Rollo Ogden, b. Jan. 19, 1855; m. Susan M. Mitchell. 

2552. Florence Elizabeth Ogden, b. Dec. 3, 1858; m. May 13, 1885, Alexander D. 


Child: Walter Bryon Banker*.^", b. Sept. 11, 1889. 

2553. Nelson Palmer Ogden, b. Feb. 10, 1861; d. Feb. 26, 1879. 

C^e €>gncn family 

1283. Aaron Ogden (Jonathan 449 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Nov. 27, 1827; m. Oct. n, 1849, Louisa Leonard, b. May 14, 

1833. CHILDREN (Chart 2): 

2554. Susan Esther Ogden, b. May 8, 1851. 

2555. Frederick Leonard Ogden, b. Feb. 19, 1855. 

2556. Chester Ferdinand Ogden, b. Dec. 16, i860; d. May 23, 1865. 

1284. Maria Ogden Squires (Rhoda Ogden 450 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 27, 1804; d. May 24, 1888; m. Mar. 3, 1823, 
Hazard Lewis, b. ; d. May 20, 1884. 

CHILDREN (Chart 26): 

2557. Morgan Squires Lewis, b. Mar. 5, 1824; d. 1861; m. 1848, Charlotte 

Ellsworth. They had 3 children. 

2558. Frederick Van Loo Lewis, b. Aug., 1825; d. Mar. 4, 1891; m. Jan., 1843, Maria 

Adalaide Nash, b. Apr. 19, 1825. 

They had 2 children. 

2559. Jane Eldridge Lewis, b. June 16, 1827; d. May 3, 1883; m. June 10, 1849, 

Patrick Henry Drake, son of Benjamin Drake. 

He is the proprietor of "Drake's Plantation Bitters." 
Children: Virginia Maria Drake^s*) 3 , b. 1851; d. 1883; Julia Ran- 
dall DRAKE2559 1 ', b. Binghamton, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1857; m. Nov. 16, 1886, 
Arthur Duane of Sharon, Conn., and New York City, b. May 8, 1856; son 
of Richard Bates Duane and Margaret Anne Tams, his wife. They have 
one child: Virginia Duane, b. Aug. 30, 1887. 

2560. Mary Lewis, b. Mar. 13, 1S29; d. Sept. 2, 1832. 

2561. Francis Lewis, b. Apr. 18, 1831; d. May 18, 1832. 

2562. Caroline Lewis, b. Aug. 1, 1833; d. June 9, 1879; m - l0| 55. Clifton F. Paige. 

They had 3 children. 

1285. Charles P. Squires (Rhoda Ogden 450 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Apr. 10, 1806; d. July 10, 1850; m. Nov. 9, 1841, Irenia 
Sanders. children (Chart 26): 

2563. ("Charles Selah Squires, b. Oct. 12, 1842. 

2564. (Rhoda Maria Squires, b. twin, Oct. 12, 1842. 

2565. Olive Victoria Squires, b. . 

2566. Samuel Madison Squires, b. . 

2567. Jane Squires, b. . 

1286. Whiting Squires (Rhoda Ogden 450 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1808; d. Mar. 30, 1869; m. Sept. 24, 1835, Sarah Jane 


CHILDREN (Chart 26): 

2568. Rhoda Elizabeth Squires, b. July 21, 1836; m. Sept. 22, 1855, James Van 


Child: Jane Van LiEU*s6Sa i b. June 22, 1856. 

2569. William H. Squires, b. Sept. 29, 1842. 

€igl)tl) defeneration 

1287. Humphrey Belding Squires (Rhoda Ogden 45 °, Joseph 11 ", John" 6 , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 10, 1810; d. Jan. 20, 1871 ; m. Jan. 2, 1832, 
Abigail Ditmass. children (Chart 26): 

2570. Selah Squires, b. . 

2571. Elizabeth Squires, b. . 

2572. Rhoda Jane Squires, b. ; m. George Boice. 

2573. William Pitt Squires, b. . 

1290. Theodore Squires (Rhoda Ogden 450 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 11, 1820; d. Apr. 16, 1881; m. Dec. 18, 1851, Dora 
E. Wilcox. children (Chart 26): 

2574. Charles Ogden Squires, b. Dec. 13, 1S52. 

2575* Carrie Maria Squires, b. June 5, 1857; m. Mar. 3, 1880, George Evarts. 
(No mention of children.) 

1291. Adaline Squires (Rhoda Ogden 450 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. May 21, 1823; m. Sept. 11, 1844, Orrin Wilcox, 

b. i d. 1882. CHILDREN (Chart 26): 

2576. Helen Maria Wilcox, b. June 1, 1S47; m. Sept. n, 1867, Alba Harvey Nixon. 

They have 5 children. 

2577. Walter Rose Wilcox, b. Aug. 21, 1854; m. Jan. 12, 1882, Eliza Garret 

Millen. They have 4 children. 

2578. Mira A. Wilcox, b. Aug. 29, 1861. 

1302. Mary Pamelia Squires (Polly Ogden 452 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 21, 181 1 ; d. Apr. 4, 1843; m. 1831, Robert 
B. Monell, b. Feb. 22, 1810; d. 1893. 

CHILDREN (Chart 26): 

2579. Ogden Monell, b. Sept. 15, 1833; m. Dec. 25, 1858, Mary E. Pearsall, b. 

Oct. 8, 1841; dau. of John Pearsall and Clarinda Walker, his wife. 
They have 2 children. 

2580. George R. Monell, b. Apr. 19, 1835; m. Aug. 8, 1876, Annette Huntley, 

b. June 29, 1855; dau. of Almond Huntley and Sarah E. Capen, his wife. 
They have 3 children. 

2581. Joseph Dwight Monell, b. Sept. 9, 1839; d. July 10, 1893; 1st m. Apr. 1863, 

Gertrude Mary Sethman, dau. of George Sethman; 2d m. June 17, 1879, 
Sarah Virash. 

There were 3 children by first marriage. 

1303. William Ogden (Joseph 453 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Sept. 22, 1813; d. June 21, 1893; m. Maria Smith. 

CHILD (Chart 2): 

2582. Joseph P. Ogden, b. May 5, 1840; m. Calista L. Tallman. 
[19] 289 

C^c €)gDcn family 

1304. Charles Ogden (Joseph 4 ", Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Oct. 2, 1815; m. Sept. 25, 1839, Louisa Victoria Nash, b. 

July 3, 1823. CHILD (Chart 2): 

2583. Sarah Anna Ogden, b. ; d. May 4, 1893. 

1305. Joshua Ogden (Joseph 453 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Aug. 27, 1817; d. June 10, 1849; m. 1840, Helen Wallace 
Smith, b. Dec. 31, 1819. children (Chart 2): 

2584. David Henry Ogden, b. Feb. 21, 1841; m. Eliza J. Daniels. 

2585. Mary Ellen Ogden, b. June 8, 1845; m. Mar. 18, 1880, Reed B. Brockway. 

(No mention of children.) 

1308. Ambrose Ogden (Joseph 453 , Joseph 147 , John 46 , David 9 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Dec. 8, 1823; d. Sept. 18, 1888; m. Sept. 24, 1848, Harriet 
Dyer, b. Apr. 19, 1825. cmLD (Chart a) . 

2586. Joseph Ogden, b. June 19, 1849; m. Sept. 3, 1873, Henrietta Arnsbury. 

(No mention of children.) 

131 2. William Ogden Wetmore (Anna Ogden 456 , Jacob 152 , David 47 , 
David 9 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 5, 1796; d. Jan. 12, 1852; m. Oct. 2, 1822, 
Betsey Wallace, b. July 23, 1804; d. Oct. 10, 1875; dau. of Abraham 
Wallace. CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

2587. Henry Wetmore, b. July 20, 1823; m. Julia Hull, b. 1827; d. 1875; dau. of 

Gilbert and Mary Hull. 

Child: Minnie Wetmore^ss? 3 , b. Feb. 17, 1855. 

2588. Edward Wetmore, b. Oct. 4, 1825; d. 1826. 

2589. Edward Wetmore, 2D, b. Mar. 16, 1827; d. Aug. 1, 1892; m. Mar. 26, 1849, 

Fanny Wilcox, b. Nov. 7, 1829; dau. of Isaac Wilcox and Mary Randle, 
his wife. They had 3 children. 

2590. Mary Wetmore, b. Sept. 22, 1829; d. Sept. 10, 1893; m. May 10, 1852, Merwin 

F. Collier. They had 2 children. 

2591. Frederick Wetmore, b. Mar. 6, 1835; d. May 10, 1883; m. Oct. 8, i860, Emily 

Wetmore. They had 2 children. 

2592. Julia Wetmore, b. Mar. 13, 1838; m. Mar. 13, 1854, Thomas Wood, b. Dec. 

12, 1837. They had 1 child. 

2593. Eliza Wetmore, b. Sept. 25, 1841; m. Dec. 23, 1869, George C. Stanford, 

b. Apr. 13, 1S39. They had 3 children. 

1 313. Edwin Wetmore (Anna Ogden 456 , Jacob 152 , David 47 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 25, 1798; d. Dec. 25, 1872; 1st m. Aug. 24, 1820, 
Polly Wetmore; 2d m. Jan. 15, 1844, Polly Bell. 

€\Q\)tX) (feneration 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 32): 

2594. Silas Wetmore, b. July 4, 1S21; m. Aug. 27, 1846, Mary Birge. 

They have 2 children. 

2595. Charles Wetmore, b. Dec. 24, 1822; d. Oct. 7, 1843. 

2596. Luther Wetmore, b. Oct. 10, 1825; d. Sept. 1, 1847. 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 32): 

2597. Clarissa P. Wetmore, b. Feb. 13, 1847; m - Au g- 3 1 . l8 73. °- M - Moore. 

2598. Harriet B. Wetmore, b. July 2, 1855; m. Dec. 8, 1877, William Nickerson. 

1314. Henry Wetmore (Anna Ogden 4s6 , Jacob 152 , David 47 , David", 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 10, 1801 ; d. Jan. 10, 1892; m. Dec. 8, 1836, Eliza 
B.Price. children (Chart 32): 

2599. Henry William Wetmore, b. . 

2600. George Prentiss Wetmore, b. ; m. Harriet Hanford. 

They had 3 children. 

1315. Clarissa Wetmore (Anna Ogden 456 , Jacob 152 , David 47 , David 9 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 18, 1804; d. Apr. 25, 1864; m. Sept. 26, 1827, 
Cyrus Prentiss, b. Feb. 10, 1797 ; d. July 31, 1859; son of James Prentiss 
and Janette McNutt, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

2601. Harriet Wetmore Prentiss, b. Apr. 20, 1829; d. Dec. 27, 1894; m. Oct. n, 

1852, Samuel J. Hopkins, b. Oct. 16, 1822; d. Apr. 25, 1882; son of Rossiter 
Hopkins and Maria Sherwood, his wife. 
They had 3 children. 

2602. Eliza Clarissa Prentiss, b. Sept. 20, 1838; m. June n, 1865, Harlan Brad- 

ford, b. Feb. 28, 1837; d. Sept. 26, 1881; son of Grafton Bradford and 
Charlaine Rice, his wife. 

They had 4 children. 

1329. William Seton Ogden (Henry 476 , Isaac 174 , David 5 °, Josiah'°, 

David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; d. 1871; m. circa 1852, Mary Dryer. 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2603. William D. Ogden, b. . 

2604. Thomas S. Ogden, b. . 

1334. Ann Ogden (Isaac G. 477 , Isaac 174 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. 182 1 ; d. 1867; m. Edward Manly Hopkins. 
CHILDREN (Chart 36): 

2605. Edward Gouverneur Hopkins, b. . 

2606. Peter Ogden Hopkins, b. . 

2607. Manly Hopkins, b. . 


C^c £>gDen family 

1338. Charles Kinnis Ogden (Isaac G. 4 ' 7 , Isaac 174 , David 5 ", Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 11, 1828; d. Jan. 18, 1902; m. 1855, Rosina Meyer, 

b. 1829; dau. of William B. Meyer and Aldrich, his wife, niece of 

Rev. Mr. Aldrich, Rector of Ipswich, Eng. 

Charles Kinnis Ogdeni338 was educated at Lenoxville, Province of Quebec, Canada, 
under the Rev. Mr. Doolittle; also at the high school of Montreal, under the Rev. Mr. Simpson. 
He was Postmaster of Three Rivers, P. Q., Canada, for many years, and was interested in 
the telegraph and insurance business. He erected a fine building in Three Rivers for the use 
of telegraph and insurance companies, and as a post-office. He was a local agent of the Hud- 
son Bay Co. Mr. Ogden never had connection with any secret or political organizations, 
and was always liberal in his views. He was a valued and consistent Episcopalian, and was 
chiefly instrumental in building a fine rectory for the English church clergyman at Three 
Rivers. His wife was the daughter of a merchant of Quebec. 
CHILD (Chart 34): 

2608. Charles Freer Ogden, b. May 23, 1856. 

1340. Elizabeth Ogden (Isaac G. 477 , Isaac 174 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 30, 1831 ; d. July, 1864; m. June 6, 1850, Edward 
Wilgress, son of Edward P. Wilgress and Frances Trollope, his wife. 
CHILDREN (Chart 36): 

2609. Elizabeth Frances Wilgress, b. May 11, 1851. 

2610. John Ogden Wilgress, b. Sept. 4, 1853; m. 1882, Helen Eweretta Auldjo. 

2611. Mary Ogden Andrews Wilgress, b. July 19, 1855; m. 1874, A. J. Dawes. 
261 1\ Henry Trollope Wilgress, b. July, 1857; m. 1887, Heline Empey. 

1342. Lieut. Col. David Anderson Ogden (Isaac G. 477 , Isaac 174 , 
David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Jan. 13, 1839; d. Jan. 13, 1889; 1st m. 

1873, No. 2623, Edith Warburton, b. ; d. 1874; dau. of Major H. 

W. Egerton Warburton and No. 1343, Harriet Elizabeth Evans, his wife; 
2d m. 1876, Emily Saunders, b. Sept. 29, 1852; d. Jan. 30, 1891; dau. 
of Maj. Gen. Boyd Saunders. 

David A. Ogden 1342 obtained a commission in the British Army when only 21 years old 
He went to England and was soon ordered to India. He fought in the Afghan war of 
1878-80 with valor and distinction, for which he was made Captain in the "Prince of 
Wales' Own." He then served as Lieut. Colonel with the 5th Westmoreland. He after- 
ward retired from the army and settled in the Island of Guernsey, whence he removed to 
Alderney, and there spent the remainder of his life. 

His father-in-law, Maj. Gen. Boyd Saunders, was in command of the Bengal cavalry 
at Sealhote, N. W. India, when the mutiny of 1857 broke out. Through the faithfulness 
of a native servant, he and his family were hidden, and escaped the awful massacre. Their 
lives only were saved, as every thing they possessed was taken or destroyed by the maddened 
rebels. He was later appointed to assist in the trial of the rebel leaders. 
CHILD— First Marriage (Chart 34): 

2612. Margaret Isabel Edith Ogden, b. 1874; unm. 1902; residence, Cork, Ireland. 


^igtytt) eventration 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 34) : 

2613. David Robert Ogden, b. 1877; d. 1878. 

2614. John Ogden, b. 1878; d. 1878. 

2615. Charles Gouverneur Ogden, b. June 21, 1879. Law student now (1903). 

2616. Florence May Ogden, b. May 15, 1881 ; unm.; residence, Three Rivers, Canada. 

2617. Sidney Anderson Ogden, b. June 6, 1882; Quebec Bank, Three Rivers, Canada. 

2618. William George Ogden, b. 1883; d. 1886. 

2619. Beatrice Ethel Ogden, b. Dec. 18, 1884. 

2620. Edward Gouverneur Ogden, b. 1886; d. 1888. 

2621. Henry Gouverneur Ogden, b. June 18, 1888; resides in England. 

1343. Harriet Elizabeth Evans (Harriet L. Ogden 4 ' 8 , Isaac 174 , 
David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 31, 1811; d. Mar. 14, 1895; m. 
1834, Major H. W. Egerton Warburton. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

2622. Rowland Warburton, b. ; d. 1861. 

2623. Edith Warburton, b. ■ ; d. 1874; m. No. 1342, David A. Ogden. {See No. 


2624. Sophy Warburton, b. ; d. 1881; m. 1861, Dr. Bennett. 

2625. Isabel Warburton, b. ; m. 1S77, Rev. Charles Bruce. 

1345. Catharine Maria Evans (Harriet L. Ogden 4 ' 8 , Isaac" 4 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 12, 1814; d. June, 1884; m. 1847, 
Rt. Rev. Bishop Hellmuth. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

2626. Bertha Sutton Hellmuth, b. Jan., 1848; m. 1869, Capt. Glancy. 

2627. Annie Hellmuth, b. 1849. 

2628. Kate Hellmuth, b. 1851; d. 1852. 

2629. Isadore Frederick Hellmuth, b. Feb., 1854; m. Emily Gamble, dau. of Clark 


2630. Gustavus Stewart Hellmuth, b. 1856; d. 1880; m. Agnes Cooke, dau. of 

Dr. Cooke. 

1353. Richard John Evans (Harriet L. Ogden 4 ' 8 , Isaac 1 ' 4 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 18, 1830; m. 1858, Louise Caroline 
Angelo, b. 1 841 ; dau. of Capt. Frederick Angelo and No. 1515, Catharine 
Ogden Anderson, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32}: 

2631. Harriet Evans, b. 1859; m. 1884, Edwin T. English. 

They had 3 children. 

2632. Thomas Frederick Angelo Evans, b. 1861; d. 1879. 

2633. Catharine Idd Angelo Evans, b. Apr., 1865; d. Sept., 1865. 

2634. Florence Louise Angelo Evans, b. Sept., 1872. 

2635. Catharine Louise Angelo Evans, b. Mar., 1882. 


Ctyc €>g&w family 

1356. Susan Copeley Ogden (Charles R. 479 , Isaac 1 ' 4 , David 50 , Josiah 1 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; m. Lieut. Col. Nesbit W. Wallace. 

CHILDREN (Chart 36): 

2636. Beatrice Wallace, b. . 



Edith Wallace, b. — 
Charles Wallace, b. 
Violet Wallace, b. 
Aylmer Wallace, b. 
Daisy Wallace, b. — 

1360. Lyndhurst Ogden (Charles R. 479 , Isaac 174 , David s °, Josiah 10 , 

David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1847 (?); m. Isalin Jane Gawne, dau. of Edward 

Moore Gawne. 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2642. Isalin Lyndhurst Ogden, b. 1877. 

2643. Aylmer Lyndhurst Ogden, b. 1881. 

2644. Edward Lyndhurst Ogden, b. 1883; d. 18S4. 

2645. Bradda Lyndhurst Ogden, b. 1885. 

1362. Peter Ogden (Peter S. 48 °, Isaac 174 , David so , Josiah 10 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Jan. 18, 1817; d. Oct., 1870; m. 1843, Phrisine Brabbant, 
b. ; d. July 27, 1899, aged 72; dau. of Lucien Brabbant. 

Peter Ogdenu62 became, as his father Peter Skene Ogden before him, Chief Factor of 
the Hudson Bay Co. He inherited the best characteristics of his father, was fully trusted 
by the Company, and had the love and respect of the men under him, and the Indians with 
whom they traded. 

Phrisine Brabbant, who became his wife, was of a French-Canadian family, and was 
born at Edmonton, on the Saskatchewan River. A year after her decease, a son-in-law thus 
wrote: "God bless the noble, good, holy woman, — my mother in name and deed. I was 
taken in hand by her as a wild, reckless lad just off the ocean, and she moulded me as she 
chose, although such a retiring woman. She was to me mother, mentor, director and ad- 
viser, and created an imperishable love and veneration in my heart." 

The following children were residents of British Columbia, and more or less connected 
with the Hudson Bay Co. : 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2646. Peter Skene Ogden, b. 1844; d. Frazier Lake, unm., Oct., 1870. 

He was a clerk in the Hudson Bay Co. and was very popular with all 
who knew him. He possessed great strength, and was fond of athletic 
sports. His death was peculiarly sad. While hunting with some Indian com- 
panions, he followed the dogs in pursuit of a bear with such speed, he left his 
fellow-hunters far behind. When they came up, they found Peter and the 
lolling dogs lying on the ground beside the dead bear, awaiting their arrival. 
Being over-heated, he took a severe cold, from the effects of which he died a 
week later. The shock was so severe on his father that it caused his death, 
and both father and son were buried on the same day. 

2647. Margaret Julia Ogden, b. July 17, 1845; m - Gavin Hamilton. 

2648. Adelaide Victoria Ogden, b. 1849; d. Jan. 20, 1879; m. William Manson. 

(£tc$tl) feneration 

2649. Charles Griffen Ogden, b. 1S51. 

In charge at Fort George, Hudson Bay Co. 

2650. Rachel Ogden, b. 1853; m. Robert Hall. 

2651. Sarah Julia Ogden, b. 1855; d. June 28, 1887; m. James M. L. Alexander. 

2652. Christine Ogden, b. 1857; m. Thomas Macauley Hamilton. 

2653. Mary Elizabeth Ogden, b. 1859; m. Mar. 8, 1882, No. 2664, Archibald Isaac 

McKinley, b. Nov. 23, 1858; son of Archibald McKinley and No. 1366, 
Sarah Julia Ogden, his wife. 

They have had no children. 

2654. Elizabeth Martha Ogden, b. 1861; d. 1866. 

2655. Isaac Ogden, b. 1862; m. Rose Eagle. 

2656. Henry Ogden, b. 1863. 

1366. Sarah Julia Ogden (Peter S. 48 °, Isaac 174 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Jan. 1, 1826; d. Aug. 4, 1892; m. June 15, 1840, Archi- 
bald McKinley, d. Oct. 4, 1891, aged 81 years. 

Archibald McKinley was Chief Factor of Hudson Bay Co. 
CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2657. Ellenora Julia McKinley, b. June 12, 1842; d. Oct. 6, 1843. 

2658. Peter McKinley, b. May 20, 1844; d. Jan. 24, 1850. 

2659. James McKinley, b. July 3, 1846. 

2660. Janet McKinley, b. May 4, 1848; d. Feb. 28, 1859. 

2661. Sarah Ellen McKinley, b. Nov. 6, 1851; d. Jan. 2, 1898; m. May 24, 1878, 

A. B. Furguson. 

(No mention of children.) 

2662. Ogden Allan McKinley, b. Apr. 9, 1853. 

2663. Catharine McKinley, b. July 24, 1856; m. Thomas McDougall. 

2664. Archibald Isaac McKinley, b. Champoeg, Or., Nov. 23, 1858; m. Mar. 8, 1882, 

No. 2653, Mary Elizabeth Ogden, b. 1859. 
They reside at Lac La Hache, B. C 

2665. Allan McKinley, b. . 

2666. Ewen Duncan McKinley, b. June 15, 1864. 

1370. Murray Hoffman (Martin Hoffman 482 , Sarah Ogden 175 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 29, 1792; d. May 7, 1878; 1st m. Fran- 
ces A. Burrall; 2d m. No. 554, Mary Murray Ogden. (See No. 554.) 

1371. Lindley Murray Hoffman (Martin Hoffman 482 , Sarah Ogden 175 , 
David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. July 2, 1793 ; d. June 5, 1861 ; m. No. 
555, Susan Lindley Ogden. (See No. 555.) 

1386. Mary Hammond Seton (Mary G. Hoffman 483 , Sarah Ogden 175 , 
David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1799; d. Nov. 23, 1855; m. No. 476, 
Henry Ogden. (See No. 476.) 

C^c €>8&cit family 

1401. Isaac Edwards Ogden (David A. 485 , Abraham 176 , David 5 ", 

Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Apr. 3, 1798; d. ; 1st m. Euphrosine 

(Merieult) Ogden, b. ; d. s. p. 1866; wid. of No. 892, George M. Ogden; 

2d m. Letitia Hanna; 3d m. Elizabeth Chamberlain. 

Isaac Edwards Ogden'4°i resided in New Orleans. He was carried away by a freshet 
in the Mississippi River and landed upon an isolated island, where he starved to death. 

His first wife, Euphrosine {Merieult) Ogden, was a New Orleans lady. His third wife, 
Elizabeth Chamberlain, was of Alexandria, Tex. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 3): 

2667. Sarah Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Akenhead. 

2668. Wallace Ogden, b. ; d. . 

2669. Euphrosine Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. Dr. Vernon. 

2670. Edward York Ogden, b. ; d. Aug. 18, 1842, aged 7 yrs. 

CHILDREN— Third Marriage (Chart 3) : 

2671. Marian Ogden, b. ; m. Oscar L. Cook. 

2672. Stella Ogden, b. ; m. Breedlove. 

2673. Lizzie Edwards Ogden, b. ; m. Shannon. 

2674. Hugh Keary Ogden, b. . 

2675. Ada W. Ogden, b. ; m, Summers. 

1402. Sarah Ogden (David A. 48s , Abraham 176 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 10, 1799; d. ; m. 1835, Charles R. Codman, 

b. 1784; d. ■. CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2676. Frances Anne Codman, b. Dec. 14, 1837; m. John Hubbard Sturgis. 

2677. Ogden Codman, b. 1839; m. Sarah Fletcher Bradlee. 

2678. Richard Codman, b. Jan. 31, 1842; m. Susan Williams Sargent. 

2679. Alfred Codman, b. 1843; <*. same year. 

1403. William Ogden (David A. 485 , Abraham 176 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 18, 1801; d. 1838; m. June 29, 1832, No. 1465, 
Harriet Seton Ogden, b. Dec. 16, 1806; d. Dec. 15, 1884; dau. of No. 
491, Gouverneur Ogden and Charlotte Seton, his wife. 

They were married by the Rector of St. Paul's Church, Waddington, N. Y. 

Harriet Seton Ogdenm6s 2d m., St. Paul's Church, Waddington, N. Y., June 7, 1847, 
Richard Harison, b. Mar. 16, 1816; d. Feb. 25, 1896; son of Richard Nichols Harison 
and Phebe Champlin, his wife. (No issue named.) 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2680. Susan Roebuck Ogden, b. ; d. Feb. 24, 1842, aged 2 yrs. 

2681. Charlotte Ogden, b. ; d. Jan., 1892. 

1406. Samuel C. Ogden (David A." 85 , Abraham 176 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. July 28, 1806; d. 1862; m. Aug., 1843, No. 1457, Sarah 
F. Waddington, b. May n, 1810; living, N. Y. City, Mar., 1902; dau. of 
Joshua Waddington, and No. 490, Gertrude G. Ogden, his wife. 

No. 146; 

eighty feneration 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2682. Wallace Ogden, b. Aug. 18, 1848. 

2683. William Waddington Ogden, b. 1850. 

1407. Catharine Hammond Ogden (David A. 48s , Abraham" 6 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 17, 1808; d. Jan. 20, 1874; m. Sept. 15, 
1834, No. 1424, Samuel Ogden, b. Sept. 22, 1803; d. Oct. 26, 1879; son 
of No. 487, Charles L. Ogden, and Elizabeth Meredith, his wife. 

Their children were baptized in Christ's Church, Montreal, Can., the supposed resi- 
dence of the parents. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2684. Charles Ludlow Ogden, b. July 8, 1836; d. Aug. 2, 1836. 

2685. David A. Ogden, b. Mar. 31, 1838. 

2686. Sarah Hamilton Ogden, b. Aug. 11, 1840; d. Nov. 5, 1883; m. Charles Denny 


2687. Rebecca Edwards Ogden, b. July 7, 1842; d. June 5. 1868; m. No. 2723, 

William Meredith Ogden. 

2688. William Ogden, b. 1844. 

2689. Elizabeth M. Ogden, b. Nov. 8, 1845. 

2690. Susan Wallace Ogden, b. Apr. 23, 1847; d. July 28, 1887; m. Apr. 12, 1876, 

Andrew Rintoul. 

He was of Montreal, Can., and she of Three Rivers, Can. 

2691. Mary Newbold Ogden, b. Sept. 15, 1853; m. Peter M. Haskell. 

1408. Susan Wallace Ogden (David A. 48s , Abraham" 6 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 8, 1810; d. Jan. 13, 1892; m. William 

She was buried at Morley, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

2692. David Ogden Roebuck, b. . 

2693. Zippie S. Roebuck, b. ; m. Clarkson Jones. 

2694. Rebecca Roebuck, b. ; m. D. Ford Jones. 

2695. Henry Roebuck, b. . 

2696. Sarah C. Roebuck, b. . 

2697. Mary N. Roebuck, b. July 4, 1855; m. No. 2796, William Seton Gordon. 

2698. Herman N. Roebuck, b. . 

1409. Rebecca E. Ogden (David A. 48s , Abraham 1 ' 6 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 23, 1811; d. May 19, 1886; m. Aug. 29, 1836, 
No. 1446, George B. Ogden, b. Apr. 3, 1805; d. Jan., 1843; son of No. 
489, Abraham Ogden, Jr., and Mary L. Barnwell, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2699. Frederick Ogden, b. . 

2700. George B. Ogden, Jr., b. . 

2701. George B. Ogden, 3D, b. . 

2702. Emilie Ogden, b. . 


C^e £Dgt)cn family 

1410. Capt. Duncan Campbell Ogden (David A. 485 , Abraham 1 ' 5 , 
David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 27, 1813; d. Mar. 11, 1859; 
1st m. No. 1503, Miriam Gratz Meredith, b. Aug. 30, 1808; d. s. p.; dau. 
of William Meredith and No. 499, Gertrude G. Ogden, his wife; 2d m. 
May 30, 1845, Elizabeth Cox, b. Georgetown, Ky., May 8, 1826; d. Nov. 
20, 1903; dau. of James and Hannah Glinn Cox. 

Capt. Duncan C. Ogden'4i° was the son of Judge D. A. Ogden, of Ogdensburg, N. Y., 
the associate of Hon. Alexander Hamilton in the practice of law. He was born in New York 
City, but early in life located in New Orleans to engage in commercial pursuits with his 
uncle. The trouble between Texas and Mexico aroused his patriotism, and in the summer of 
1838 he went to Galveston and cast his lot with the new republic. He was at once appointed 
Captain in a new regiment called into service to resist a second invasion by Gen. Santa Anna. 
He commanded his company in the Cherokee War, and in the perilous expedition of Col. 
William G. Cook in running the military road from Red River to Austin. Capt. Ogden 
was in a number of murderous skirmishes with the Indians in behalf of his adopted state. 
At the Mexican invasion of San Antonio in 1842 he was taken prisoner by Gen. Adrian Wall 
and taken to Mexico, where he was confined in the Castle of Perote for eighteen months. 
He escaped with the other prisoners, but led by intense thirst to hazard his person, he was 
recaptured and sentenced to death. He was reprieved and through Cassius M. Clay was 
finally released. 

Being a man of intellectual strength and superior education, he was elected to Congress 
by a grateful people. He served his district in Washington with as great ability as in war, 
and upon the expiration of his term, retired to private life. He resided in San Antonio, 
where he died, universally beloved and respected. 

Elizabeth (Cox) Ogden was a native of Kentucky, but the family emigrated to Texas 
in 1829, when she was three years old. Her loyalty to Texas was as passionate as that of 
her husband. She was a "Daughter " both of the Republic and of the Confederacy, and was 
active in all their public functions in San Antonio. She was a woman of remarkable mental 
vigor and intelligence to the time of her death in her 78th year. 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 3): 

2703. Duncan Campbell Ogden, Jr., b. Houston, Tex., Feb. 9, 1847; 1st m. Mary 

Newbold; 2d m. June 22, 1880, Elizabeth Woodbridge Scott. 
He resides at Fort McKavelt, Tex. 

(No children mentioned.) 

2704. Mary Cox Ogden, b. Washington, Tex., Apr. 14, 1850; d. San Antonio, Tex., 

June 10, 1858. 

2705. Anna Ogden, b. Waddington, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1851; d. on Medina River, Tex., 

Aug. 29, 1852. 

2706. Herman Newbold Ogden, b. San Antonio, Tex., July 8, 1853; d - San Antonio, 

Sept. 27, 1853. 

2707. Elizabeth Raymond Ogden, b. San Antonio, Tex., Aug. 19, 1854; d. Evansville, 

Ind., May 18, 1859. 

2708. William Roebuck Ogden, b. on Medina River, Tex., Mar. 12, 1857; d. Morley, 

N. Y., June 11, 1859. 

2709. Cora Ogden, b. Montreal, Can. July 18, 1859; m. Nathan Taylor Wilson. 
(Another dau. Evelyn Ogden, b. ; d. ; m. T. M. Millette, of San 

Antonio, Tex.) San Antonio Daily Express. 


Ctg^tl) eventration 

141 1. David A. Ogden, Jr. (David A.* 8s , Abraham" 6 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 

David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 5, 1815; d. ; m, Louisa Lanfear, b. ; 

d. ; dau. of Ambrose Lanfear. 

They resided in Waddington, N. Y., and were connected with St. Paul's Church of that 
place - CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2710. Mary Lanfear Ogden, b. . 

271 1. Ambrose Lanfear Ogden, b. . 

2712. Mary Rebecca Ogden, b. New York City, Oct. 13, 1854; d. New Orleans, Jan. 

5. 1855. 

1417. Abraham Ogden Hammond (Catharine L. Ogden" 86 , Abraham 1 ' 6 , 

David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. Mary Cochran 

B. Edwards. children (Chart 32): 

2713. George Edwards Hammond, b. . 

2714. Elizabeth Hammond, b. ; m. Henry Inwood. 

They had 1 son. 

2715. Mary Hammond, b. . 

2716. Gertrude Waddington Hammond, b. . 

2717. Charles L. Ogden Hammond, b. . 

2718. John E. Hammond, b. . 

2719. Arthur Gouverneur Hammond, b. . 

1422. Meredith Ogden (Charles L. 48 ', Abraham 1 ' 6 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 3, 1800; d. Jan. 3, 1861; m. Jan. 20, 1831, No. 
1501, Catharine Ann Powell Meredith, b. Nov. 10, 1804; d. May 8, 
1849; dau. of William Meredith and No. 499, Gertrude G. Ogden, his wife. 

Meredith Ogdenm" was a merchant in Montreal, Can. The baptisms of his children 
are recorded in Christ's Church of that city. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2720. Charles Ludlow Ogden, b. Mar. 9, 1832; d. July 19, 1835. 

2721. Gertrude Gouverneur Ogden, b. Sept. 5, 1833. 

2722. Elizabeth Ogden, -b. Mar. 29, 1835; m. Rev. Frederick Augustus Smith. 

2723. William Meredith Ogden, b. Nov. 19, 1837; d. June 28, 1891; m. No. 2687, 

Rebecca Edwards Ogden. {See No. 2687.) 

2724. Catharine Anne Ogden, b. June 23, 1841. 

2725. Isaac Ogden, b. Nov. 23, 1846; d. Nov. 24, 1846. 

1424- Samuel Ogden (Charles L." 8 ', Abraham 1 ' 6 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 22, 1803; d. Oct. 26, 1879; m. No. 1407, Catha- 
rine Hammond Ogden. (See No. 1407.) 

1425. Sarah Ogden (Charles L. 48 ', Abraham 1 ' 6 , David 50 , Josiah'", 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 29, 1805; d. Aug. 30, 1840; m. James Hamilton. 
James Hamilton was a merchant in Montreal, Can. 

C^c £>g&cu famil? 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2726. Maxwell Hamilton, b. 1834 (?); d. July 8, 1877. 

2727. Charles Ogden Hamilton, b. 1836; d. Dec. 13, 1840, aged 4 yrs. 

1430. Hammond Ogden (Charles L. 48 ', Abraham 1 ' 6 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. July 20, 1817; d. Sept. 10, 1857; m. Feb. 18, 1847, 
Anne G. Berthoud, b. July 19, 1826; dau. of Nicholas Berthoud and 
Eliza Bakewell, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2728. Ann Gordon Ogden, b. Jan. 24, 1848; d. Aug. 8, 1887; m. May 11, 1869, Amos 

T. Hoover. (No children mentioned.) 

2729. Elizabeth B. Ogden, b. July 3, 1850; m. Roscius Judson Holmes. 

2730. Maria G. Ogden, b. Oct. 30, 1853; m. Charles Gooch Perrin. 

2731. Louisa Howland Ogden, b. July 3, 1855. 

1436. Sarah Ogden (Thomas L. 488 , Abraham 1 ' 6 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 8, 1800; d. Nov. 19, 1879; m. Apr. 26, 1821, Louis 
P. de Luze, b. Sept. 14, 1793; d. Aug. 21, 1877; son of Charles Henry de 
Luze and Sophia Elizabeth Bethmann, his wife. 

Louis P. de Luze was Swiss Consul in New York. 
CHILDREN (Chart 36): 

2732. Charles H. de Luze, b. Mar. 26, 1822; d. ; m. Letitia Hunter Schuyler. 

2733. Martha de Luze, b. Aug. 7, 1823; d. same day. 

2734. Sophie Elizabeth de Luze, b. July 28, 1824; m. Frederick W. Simonds. 

2735. Alfred Francis de Luze, b. Sept. 6, 1827; m. Mary C. Kortright. 

2736. Louise de Luze, b. Nov. 24, 1829; d. Dec. 3, 1903. 

2737. Francis Ogden de Luze, b. ; d. July 17, 1902, in 66th yr.; m. Elizabeth 

K. Boulger. 

2738. Gertrude de Luze, b. Feb. 8, 1840. 

1438. John Doughty Ogden (Thomas L. 488 , Abraham 1 ' 6 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Apr. 2, 1804; d. 1887; istm. 1835, Margaretta 
Elliott Moore, b. 1815; d. 1845; dau. of Dr. Clement C. Moore and No. 
1521, Catharine Eliza Taylor, his wife; 2d m. Mary Clarke Moore, 
sister of 1st wife, b. ; d. Apr. 11, 1893. 

They resided in New York City. 

Margaretta E. and Mary Clarke Moore were descended from the Rt. Rev. Benjamin 
Moore, Bishop of New York, and President of Columbia College. Their father, Dr. Clement 
C. Moore, was the author of " 'Twas the Night before Christmas. " When the widow Mary 
Clarke (Moore) Ogden died, she left her large estate to her three surviving children. (See 
under No. 1521, Catharine E. Taylor.) 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 3): 

2739. Catharine Eliza Ogden, b. 1843; d. i860. 

2740. Clement Ogden, b. 1845; d. 1847. 


tiqfytl) CBfcncratfon 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 3): 

2741. Margaret Van Cortlandt Ogden, b. ; m. Jan. 4, 1898, Francis Augustus 

McNutt, of Richmond, Ind. 

"Mr. McNutt received much of his education abroad, and for nearly 
two years he enjoyed the honor of being a student at the Accademia Eccle- 
siastica of Rome, the school of diplomacy attached to the Vatican. Before 
completing his course, however, Mr. McNutt relinquished his project of 
entering the priesthood, but he still held the office of Privy Chamberlain to 
Pope Leo XIII., which was bestowed on him while at the college. 

"During President Harrison's administration Mr. McNutt was ap- 
pointed Secretary of the Legation at Constantinople, and he was connected 
with the Spanish Mission until 1893." 

2742. Francis Ludlow Ogden, b. ; m. No. 4067, Gertrude H. Jones. 

2743. Mary Moore Ogden, b. -; m. Paris, France, June 16, 1896, Gardiner 

Sherman, son of John Sherman and Maria Evans, his wife. 

2744. Louis de Luze Ogden, b. July 22, 1857; d. Jan. 6, 1862. 

1439. Gertrude H. Ogden (Thomas L." 88 , Abraham 176 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1806; d. 1839; m. William H. Harison, b. 
Apr. 29, 1795; d. May i, i860; son of Richard N. Harison and Phebe 

Champlin, his wife. „„ „„„ 

^ ' CHILDREN (Chart 36): 

2745. Thomas Ludlow Harison, b. 1832; d. Oct. 20, 1899. 

He died at Morley Farm, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., the burial occurring 
at Trinity Chapel, Morley, Oct. 24. 

2746. Richard Morley Harison, b. Sept. 23, 1833; d. Dec. 22, 1895; m. No. 2759, 

Gertrude H. Ogden. 

2747. George Duncan Ludlow Harison, b. ; m. Elizabeth Nightingale. 

2748. Francis Harison, b. Dec. 15, 1839; d. Dec. 29, 1885; m. July 10, 1867, Laura 

(Johnson) Philip, b. ; dau. of John Johnson and Mary Tyler, his wife, 

and wid. of John Van Ness Philip. 

(No mention of children.) 

2749. William Harison, b. ; d. y. 

1440. Thomas W. Ogden (Thomas L. 488 , Abraham 176 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. New York City, Apr. 19, 1810; d. Morristown, N. J., 

Jan. 12, 1901; m. Aug. 24, 1836, Ruth C. Schuyler, b. ; d. Jan. 12, 

1 90 1 ; dau. of Gen. Philip Schuyler and Grace Hunter, his wife. 

Thomas W. Ogden"kk> was educated at King's College, New York, now Columbia 
University, being a member of the class of 1829. His only business connection was as a 
broker in Wall St., New York, for about ten years, having become a member of the Stock 
Exchange in 1854. Shortly after the Civil War he retired to Pelham, but spent the last 
twenty or twenty-five years in quiet residence at Morristown, N. J. Both he and his wife 
died of pneumonia within a few hours of each other, Mr. Ogden being nearly 91 years of 
age, and his wife but three years younger. The double funeral was held at St. Paul's 
Chapel, Broadway, New York, and was conducted by Rev. W. Montague Geer, vicar of St. 
Paul's, assisted by the Rev. Dr. C. T. Olmstead, of St. Agnes's Chapel, and the Rev. W. P. 
Taylor, of St. Peter's Church, Morristown. The bodies were placed in the Ogden family 
vault, which is under the porch of the main entrance to the Chapel, facing on Church St. 

C^c £>st>w family 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2750. (Philip Schuyler Ogden, b. ; d. y. 

2751. (Gertrude Ogden, b. twin, ; d. y. 

2752. Thomas Ludlow Ogden, b. 1840; d. Oct. 2, 1894; m. Susan Lyon. 

2753. Alice Ogden, b. ; d. y. 

2754. Charles Ogden, b. ; d. y. 

2755. Schuyler Ogden, b. . 

2756. Walter Ogden, b. . 

2757. Ellen Ogden, b. . 

1 44 1. Richard H. Ogden (Thomas L. 488 , Abraham 176 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 12, 1811; d. 1859; m. Apr. 18, 1839, Elizabeth 

Van Rensselaer Schuyler, b. ; dau. of Gen. Philip Schuyler and 

Grace Hunter, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2758. Grace S. Ogden, b. ; d. . 

She lived at Astoria, L. I., and was buried in the Ogden vault, St. Paul's 
Chapel, New York, May 23, 1900, the Rev. Drs. Dix, Greer and Davenport 

2759. Gertrude H. Ogden, b. ; m. No. 2746, Richard M. Harison. {See No. 


2760. Elizabeth Ogden, b. . 

2761'. Fanny Ogden, b. . 

2762. Richard H. Ogden, Jr., b. ; d. y. 

2763. Richard H. Ogden, 3D, b. . 

1444. Caroline Ogden (Thomas L. 488 , Abraham 176 , David s °, Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1820; d. Dec. 9, 1899; m. Nov. 10, 1847, No. 1452, 
Alfred Ogden, b. Apr. 25, 1815; d. Feb. 22, 1898; son of No. 489, Abraham 
Ogden and Mary L. Barnwell, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2764. Gertrude G. Ogden, b. Sept. 29, 1849; d. Feb. 20, 1851. 

2765. Alfred B. Ogden, b. Dec. 23, 1850; d. Aug. 17, 1852. 

2766. Ludlow Ogden, b. ; m. No. 4066, Susan W. Jones. 

2767. Mary B. Ogden, b. June 10, 1854; d. Mar. 15, 1877. 

2768. George B. Ogden, b. . 

1446. George B. Ogden (Abraham 480 , Abraham 176 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Apr. 3, 1805; d. Jan. 1843; m. No. 1409, Rebecca E. 
Ogden. {See No. 1409.) 

1447. Henry H. Ogden (Abraham 480 , Abraham 176 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 5, 1806; d. Nov., 1848; m. Mary Kennedy. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2769. Mary Ogden, b. ; d. y. 

2770. Mary Ogden, 2D, b. . 


eiqhti) defeneration 

1448. Edward Ogden (Abraham 489 , Abraham" 6 , David s °, Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 12, 1808; d. July, 1872; m. 1840, Caroline Cal- 
lender, b. ; d. 1873; dau. of Thomas Callender. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2771. Frederick Ogden, b. ; d. 1863. 

2772. Ann Callender Ogden, b. ; d. Mar. 28, 1897. 

2773. Mary Elizabeth Ogden, b. Feb. 23, 1843; m. Charles F. Adams. 

2774. Elizabeth C. Ogden, b. Feb. 5, 1848; m. Duncan Cryder. 

2775. Fanny S. Ogden, b. . 

1449. Mary Elizabeth Ogden (Abraham 489 , Abraham 1 ' 6 , David s °, 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 31, 1810; d. Mar. 1, 1867; m. May 10, 
1838, No. 1458, William D. Waddington, b. June 19, 1811; d. Jan. 22, 
1886; son of Joshua Waddington and No. 490, Gertrude G. Ogden, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 36): 

2776. Gertrude G. Waddington, b. Mar. 22, 1839. 

2777. George Waddington, b. Aug. 12, 1840; m. Elizabeth Van Rensselaer. 

2778. Euretta Waddington, b. Apr. 1, 1845. 

1452. Alfred Ogden (Abraham 48 ', Abraham 1 ' 6 , David so , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Apr. 25, 1815; d. Feb. 22, 1898; m. No. 1444, Caroline 
Ogden. (See No. 1444.) 

1457. Sarah F. Waddington (Gertrude G. Ogden 400 , Abraham" 6 , 

David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. May 11, 1810; d. ; m. No. 1406, 

Samuel C. Ogden. (See No. 1406.) 

1458. William D. Waddington (Gertrude G. Ogden 490 , Abraham" 6 , 
David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 19, 181 1; d. Jan. 22, 1886; m. 
No. 1449, Mary Elizabeth Ogden. (See No. 1449.) 

1465. Harriet Seton Ogden (Gouverneur 491 , Abraham" 6 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 16, 1806; d. Dec. 15, 1884; 1st m. No. 
1403, William Ogden; 2d m. Richard Harison. (See No. 1403.) 

1466. Mary Seton Ogden (Gouverneur 491 , Abraham" 6 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 4, 1808; d. Apr. 22, 1862; m. 1835, George 
William Usborne, b. 1797; d. 1886; son of G. W. Usborne. 

■ CHILDREN (Chart 33): 

2779. Harriet Usborne, b. 1836; d. 1847. 

2780. Caroline Usborne, b. May 6, 1838; d. Dec. 17, 1S92; m. Robert W. Hardinge. 


C^e £>8&en ifamtl^ 

2781. Mary Patterson Usborne, b. Apr. 8, 1840; 1st m. May 9, i860, Henry Four- 

drinier, b. Mar., 1827; d. Dec. 26, 1867; son of G. H. Fourdrinier and Jane 
Hardinge, his wife; 2d m. Jan. 17, 1877, Walton Smith, b. June io, 1827; 
d. Oct. 8, 1887; son of Rev. John Smith and Annie Gillbee, his wife. 
(No children mentioned.) 

2782. John Usborne, b. 1842; m. Jessie McLachlan. 

2783. Emma S. Usborne, b. Aug. 19, 1843; m - John Amy. 

2784. George Usborne, b. Apr. 15, 1845; m - Edith Scott. 

2785. Gertrude Usborne, b. Feb. 10, 1847. 

2786. William Usborne, b. May 21, 1850; m. Nina O'Conners. 

1470. Rebecca E. Ogden (Gouverneur 401 , Abraham 1 ' 6 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 26, 1816; d. Feb. 7, 1893; m. June 30, 1834, Abijah 
Bigelow, Jr., b. Aug. 16, 1792 ; d. Apr., 1855 ; son of Abijah Bigelow and 
Mercy A. Spring, his wife. (See "Bigelow Genealogy.") 

CHILDREN (Chart 36): 

2787. William O. Bigelow, b. May 18, 1835; d. June, 1864. 

2788. Charlotte M. Bigelow, b. Dec. 27, 1836; m. George Holmes. 

2789. Gertrude Bigelow, b. Sept. 27, 1838; m. Dr. George Bigelow. 

2790. Sarah Ogden Bigelow, b. May 30, 1841. 

2791. John Ogden Bigelow, b. May 15, 1844; m. June, 1887, No. 2856, Jeannie 

Ogden, b. Mar., i860; dau. of No. 1489, Samuel M. Ogden and Susan Hull, 
his wife. (No mention of children.) 

1 47 1. Gertrude Gouverneur Waddington Ogden (Gouverneur 401 , 
Abraham 1 ' 6 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 16, 1817 ; d. Dec. 10, 
1898; m. May 24, 1842, John Gordon, b. 1813; d. June 11, 1891; son of 
Thomas Gordon and Edith Flint, his wife. 

Gertrude (G. W. Ogden) G0RDON1471 died in Oswego, N. Y., and was buried at Troy, 
N ' Y - CHILDREN (Chart 33) : 

2792. Thomas Gordon, b. Oct. 6, 1843. 

2793. George Ogden Gordon, b. Jan. 3, 1846; d. June 16, 1906; m. June 9, 1886, 

Alice Bradford, b. Apr. 18, 1857; dau. of Nathaniel G. Bradford, Jr., 
and Mary Abigail Sackett, his wife. 

(No record of children.) 

2794. John Gordon, b. Feb. 22, 1850; m. Rosalie Murray. 

2795. Charlotte Seton Gordon, b. 1851; d. Feb. — , 1857. 

2796. William Seton Gordon, b. Aug. 1, 1853; m. No. 2697, Mary N. Roebuck. 

{See No. 2697.) 

1473. George Parish Ogden (Gouverneur 401 , Abraham 1 ' 6 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 19, 1820; d. Feb. 15, 1906; m. Dec. 14, 
1852, Henrietta C. Craft, b. Apr. 26, 1829; d. Mar. 26, 1882; dau. of 
Moses Craft and Esther Mary Cannon, his wife. 


€igl)tl) defeneration 

George Parish Ogden'473 was born at Waddington (formerly'Hamilton), St. Lawrence 
Co., N. Y. He was educated at the village school, Ogdensburg Academy, and by private 
tutors. He went to Quebec, Canada, in 1835, and resided there fifteen years, during which 
he made several voyages to England. In 1850 he removed to Troy, IN. Y., where he was 
engaged in private banking and brokerage. In 1887 he removed from Troy to Boston, 
where he resided until his death. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2797. Gouverneur Ogden, b. May 23, 1854; d. Sept. 25, 1889. 

2798. Esther Mary Ogden, b. Nov. 1, 1S61; m. R. Clipston Sturgis. 

1474. Henry Vining Ogden (Gouverneur 491 , Abraham 1 ' 6 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 15, 1822; m. Oct. 27, 1852, Caroline 
Briggs, b. Jan. 27, 1825; dau. of Edmund Briggs and Hannah Killingly 
Walford, his wife. 

Henry Vining Ogdenm74 was born at Waddington, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. His 
father, Gouverneur Ogden49i, early in life saw the vast possibilities of the wild and romantic 
region of the Adirondacks, and determined to aid in its development. He engaged in the 
erection of mills and furnaces, and built a mansion called "Ellerslie" at Waddington, where 
his large family of children were born. The father, being a graduate of Columbia College, 
New York, naturally desired that his sons should receive a liberal education. 

Henry Vining Ogden was sent to the Vermont Episcopal Institute, Burlington, then 
under the supervision of the Rt. Rev. John Henry Hopkins, Prot. Epis. Bishop of N. Y. 
While thus preparing for college, the great financial panic of 1837 occurred, which caused 
the failure of his father in business. His college education being frustrated, and with an 
ambition to make his own livelihood, he decided upon entering commercial life. He went 
to Montreal, Canada, and entered the commission and grain exporting house of J. & T. 
Gordon. His clerkship here unfolded his native powers, and gained for him that spirit of 
self-reliance which so largely contributed to his later success in the business world, and 
which brought his services in greater demand. 

Believing that greater possibilities awaited him in the West, he left Montreal via the 
Great Lakes, and travelled as far as Cleveland, O., whence he crossed the state to the Ohio 
River and arrived at St. Louis by water, in Aug., 1843. He quickly found employment as 
levee and forwarding clerk in the large commission house of Jas. E. Woodruff & Co., one of 
the members of which was Edward K. Collins, of New York, the projector and part owner 
of the Collins Line of ocean steamers. In 1847 he saw brighter prospects in the South, and 
despite the prevalence of yellow fever in New Orleans, he decided to go to the latter city. 
With an enlarged business experience, he readily secured a position with Kelly & Conyng- 
ham, a large commission cotton, sugar and tobacco house, the firm also being financial 
agents of several banking houses of Kentucky. In the spring of 1848 he was taken with 
yellow fever, but happily recovered, becoming fully acclimated. In 1851 he accepted the 
unsolicited position of bookkeeper and assistant cashier in the general agency of The Sun 
Mutual Insurance Co. of New York. The advancing business of fire-underwriting had become 
important, and was in the line of Mr. Ogden's business tastes. While thus engaged in 1854, 
he unexpectedly was offered the resident secretaryship of The Liverpool and London and 
Globe Ins. Co., Southern Dept., with headquarters and local Board of Directors in New 
Orleans. Recognizing this as an all-important opening, he accepted the position. The 
business was prosperous until the breaking out of the Civil War, and when New Orleans 
surrendered to the Federal fleet in 1862, Mr. Ogden cast his lot with the Southern cause, be- 
lieving the North had not the right to coerce the South to relinquish her slaves without due 
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compensation, and entered the Confederate service. He sent his family North in 1860, and 
as a member of 5th Co. Washington Artillery of New Orleans, served with great devotion 
during the entire struggle. He participated in seventeen pitched battles, was in numerous 
skirmishes, and had four horses killed under him, but himself escaped personal injury. As 
a soldier, he was cool in emergency, unflinching in courage, and was ever animated by a 
Christian spirit and devotion to duty. His record had the entire approval of his officers, 
and he was honorably discharged and duly paroled at the close of the war. His wife and 
family rejoined him after a separation of five years. 

When Mr. Ogden returned to New Orleans in May, 1865, he found the L. L. and G. Ins. 
Co. had felt constrained to appoint another resident secretary in his place; but he was 
offered, and accepted, the secretaryship of The Crescent Mutual Ins. Co. of New Orleans. 
While thus employed, in 1872, Mr. Ogden was notified by the British Foreign Office of his 
appointment as acting British Consul at New Orleans, pending the arrival of a new incum- 
bent. He discharged the duties of the Consulate with such satisfaction to the Foreign 
Office for five months, it signified its appreciation of the important services rendered by 
Mr. Ogden in the following letter: 

"Foreign Office, 

"May 21, 1872. 

"Sir: I am directed by Earl Granville to inform you that the Secretary of State for the 
Colonies has acquainted His Lordship that Mr. Ogden, while Acting British Consul at New 
Orleans, was of great service to the Governor at British Honduras in matters connected 
with its postal arrangements of that Colony; and I am to instruct you to inform Mr. Ogden 
that Lord Granville has received with satisfaction this testimony of the zeal evinced by him 
while temporarily in charge of Her Majesty's Consulate. 

"I am, Sir 

"&c. &c. &c. 

(Signed) "E. Hammond. 
"To Albany Fonblanque, Esq' 

"&c. &c." 

At a meeting of the citizens of New Orleans on Jan. 28, 1870, it was resolved to send a 
delegation of seventy citizens to Washington to confer with President Grant concerning 
the very dangerously disturbed political conditions existing in the city of New Orleans, 
largely consequent upon the enfranchisement of the negro. Mr. Ogden was one of the fifty 
or more delegates who accepted and went. Upon arriving at Washington, the delegation 
soon arranged an interview with the President. On that occasion, the Hon. John 
A. Campbell, ex-Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, acted as spokesman, and clearly 
placed and explained the political conditions obtaining in New Orleans to President Grant 
and the U. S. Attorney General, Geo. H. Williams, who was present throughout the inter- 
view. Subsequently, the delegation were twice before the Senate Committee on Privileges 
and Elections, Senators Matthew H. Carpenter and Levi P. Morton presiding on the different 
occasions. The foregoing incident shows the high esteem and confidence reposed in Mr. 
Ogden by his fellow citizens. 

In 1879, the resident secretary of the Southern Dep't of the Liverpool and London and 
Globe Ins. Co., who had been appointed in Mr. Ogden's place, suddenly died, and, with many 
others, he applied for the position. His reappointment was very gratifying to Mr. Ogden, 
as well as being a high compliment from his old company. 

In 1893, and when 70 years of age, he suffered a stroke of apoplexy, accompanied by 
paralysis of the left side. He partially recovered from this, but had a second attack in 1895 
and felt the necessity of resigning his secretaryship, to take effect Dec. 31, 1896. He was 


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the first manager appointed by any foreign company having a department and headquarters 
in the South, and is today (July, 1903) the oldest survivor of the old fire-underwriting 
regime in the city of New Orleans. For the few past years, Mr. Ogden has resided in Mil- 
waukee, Wis., going there from New Orleans in May, 1896. 

Politically, Mr. Ogden was originally an old line Whig; consequently he had natural 
predilections for the Republican party; but a candid study of the political situation at the 
opening of the Civil War led him to fully espouse the Southern cause. The political condi- 
tions prevailing in Louisiana after the war confirmed his opinions, and he acted till late 
years with the Democratic party. Mr. Ogden always had a candid and unprejudiced judg- 
ment, and the following excerpt of a recent letter to a friend is apropos here, and character- 
istic of the man: "I felt badly when the Confederacy went down. Now I am sure the resolu- 
tion of the Northern people that human slavery should be destroyed, and the Union should 
be maintained, successfully carried out, was the greatest tribute ever paid the Anglo-Saxon 
race. " 

Mr. Ogden is a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. For more than thirty 
years he had been Secretary of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Louisiana; for 
about fifty years a member of the Vestry of Trinity Church, New Orleans; and for twenty- 
five years successively Junior and Senior Warden. Trinity Church has given six Bishops 
from among its rectors to the church at large, and Mr. Ogden 's close association with these 
devoted and distinguished men furnished him with rare privileges for extended and liberal 

He has long been actively identified with the charitable work of New Orleans. He 
responded to the first call to organize the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 
and was made member of the first Board of Directors; was President of the Sunday League, 
the first organization in New Orleans for the better observance of the Sabbath, — the Society 
being active today; was President of the Society for the Indigent Blind, for which much . 
money was collected for a suitable building and its equipment, which were passed over 
to the control of the state when the latter agreed to maintain the institution. For over 
thirty years Mr. Ogden was Director and Treasurer of the largely endowed orphan 
asylum known as the Society for Indigent Protestant Boys; was a member of the Board 
of Commissioners of the Fink Home for Protestant Widows and Orphans, another largely 
endowed institution. 

"Upon resigning his position with The Liverpool and London and Globe Ins. Co. in 
1896, and so severing a connection dating back forty-three years, the officials of the company 
signified their appreciation of his long service by voting him a pension for life, quite in accord 
with their well-known reputation for liberality, so that a connection beginning long ago 
will virtually end only with his death." 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2799. Caroline Seton Ogden, b. Aug. 18, 1853. 

2800. Gertrude Gordon Ogden, b. Oct. 4, 1855. 

2801. Henry Vining Ogden, Jr., M.D., b. July 13, 1857; m. Oct. 27, 1904, Frances 

Winkler, dau. of Gen. F. C. Winkler, volunteer officer of the Federal 
Army in Civil War. 

He was educated at the Victoria School, Brockville, Ontario, Bishops 
College School, Lenoxville, Province of Quebec, and the University of 
Trinity College, Toronto, Ont.; taking his B.A. in 1878, and later his M.D. 
in 1882 at McGill University, Montreal, P. Q. He practices at Milwau- 
kee, Wis. 

Child: Henry Vining Seton Ogden^o^ t,. Sept. 19, 1905. 

2802. Hammond Ogden, b. Aug. 19, 1859; d. Waddington, N. Y., Mar. 24, 1864. 


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1475. John Greig Ogden (Gouverneur 491 , Abraham 1 ' 6 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Jan. 15, 1824; d. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 10, 
1904; m. June 18, 1868, Ellen Elizabeth (Thornton) Saunders, b. 
Sept. 2, 1832; d. Apr. 15, 1887; dau. of Samuel C. Thornton and 
Maria E. Thackara, his wife, and wid. of Rev. J. S. Saunders. 

John Greig Ogdeni47s was born at "Ellerslie," his father's country seat on a command- 
ing eminence of the St. Lawrence River, near Waddington, N. Y. The stately mansion 
was destroyed by fire on Ash Wednesday, Mar. 1, 1843, while the family were at church; 
its massive walls remain standing to recall the historic past. John Greig Ogden was 
educated at the Vermont Episcopal Institute, after which he studied law in New York. 
Soon after graduation he turned his attention to commercial life. He was long time resident 
of Albany, N. Y., where he died of heart failure. 

CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2803. John Thornton Ogden, b. Oct. 14, 1869; d. Nov. 12, 1897. 

2804. Ellen Seton Ogden, b. Aug. 7, 1875. 

1476. Frances L. Ogden (Gouverneur 491 , Abraham 1 ' 6 , David so , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. July 6, 1826; d. July 10, 1862; m. Sept. 25, 1849, Fran- 
cis M. Holmes, b. Dec. 2, 1824; d. 1884; son of Benjamin Holmes and 
Elizabeth Arnold, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 33): 

2805. Benjamin Seton Holmes, b. 1850; d. 1850. 

2806. Edith Hilda Holmes, b. Jan. 4, 1852. 

2807. Gertrude Zuleime Holmes, b. Aug. 9, 1855; m. Nathan K. Bigelow. 

2808. Emily Florence Holmes, b. Feb. 7, 1857; d. 1892; m. George F. Lawrence. 

Child: Gertrude Lawrence*^ 3 , b. . 

2809. Frank Seton Holmes, b. May 19, 1858; d. Aug. 22, 1858. 

2810. Arthur Francis Holmes, b. Feb. 12, i860; d. Apr., 1884. 

1477. Wallace Ogden (Gouverneur 491 , Abraham 1 ' 6 , David s °, Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 31, 1829; d. Mar. 15, 1884; m. May 9, i860, Louise 
Bell, b. Oct. 20, 1841; dau. of Samuel C. Bell and Eulalie Longer, his 
wife - CHILDREN (Chart 3): 

2811. Blanche Eulalie Ogden, b. Oct. 26, 1863; d. Jan. 28, 1889; m. Richard 


2812. Louise Bell Ogden, b. Apr. 13, 1866; d. Dec. 22, 1895; m. Patrick McLoskey 


2813. Mary Seton Ogden, b. Jan. 21, 1870; d. Sept. 9, 1892. 

1479. Sarah Frances Ogden (Isaac 495 , Abraham 1 ' 6 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 9, 1833; m. Waddington, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1867, 
Rev. Thomas Green Clemson, b. Nov. 19, 1833; d. June 27, 1888; son 
of Rev. John B. Clemson and Margaretta Bull, his wife. 

They were residing, 1895, at Media, Pa. 

&\qbty defeneration 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

2814. Gertrude Gouverneur Clemson, b. Sept. 8, 1868; m. Lewis L. Smith. 

2815. Ludlow Ogden Clemson, b. Aug. 18, 1870; d. Dec. 31, 1888. 

2516. Margaretta Helen Clemson, b. July 3, 1874. 

1485. Sarah F. LawrSnce (Frances S. Ogden 497 , Abraham 176 , David so , 

Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; d. 1894; m. Dec, 1837, William Talbot, 

b. ; d. 1887. 

The Talbots reside in England. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

2517. William Henry Talbot, b. ; m. 1862, Carlotte Jane Ellis. 

They have 9 children. 

2818. Frances Sarah Talbot, b. ; d. aged 19. 

2819. John Arthur Talbot, b. ; 1st m. 1868, Flora Harding, b. ; d. 1876; 

2d m. 1880, Alice Buckley Williams, b. ; d. 1893. 

There were 4 children by 1st m. 

2820. Lawrence Talbot, b. . 

2821. George Ogden Talbot, b. ; m. 1871, Marianne Williams. 

They had 8 children. 

2822. Charles Lawrence Talbot, b. . 

2823. Adela Talbot, b. ; d. aged 4. 

2824. Francis Lawrence Talbot, b. ; m. 1881, Gertrude Evans. 

2825. Mary Isabel Talbot, b. ; d. aged 13. 

2826. Ida Talbot, b. ; m. 1893, George Jarvis Notcutt. 

2827. Gertrude Talbot, b. ; d. aged 7. 

2828. Florence Talbot, b. ; m. 1887, Frederick James Kitson. 

i486. Mary Lawrence (Frances S. Ogden 497 , Abraham 176 , David 50 , 

Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. 1854, Thomas T. Kesteven, 

b. ; d. circa 1882. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

2829. Edith Kesteven, b. . 

2830. Laura Kesteven, b. ; m. 1875, William E. Chance. 

They have 4 children. 

2831. Rose Kesteven, b. ; d. aged 4. 

2832. Maud Kesteven, b. ; m. 1891, Ernest C. Harrison. 

They have 3 children. 

2833. Thomas Lawrence Kesteven, b. ; m. Anne Power. 

They have 1 child. 

2834. Charles Henry Kesteven, b. . 

1487. Philip H. Lawrence (Frances S. Ogden 497 , Abraham 176 , David 50 , 

Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; d. ; 1st m. 1855, Charlotte Bailey; 

2d m. 1857, Margaret Davis. 

CHILD— First Marriage (Chart 32): 

2835. Penelope Lawrence, b. . 

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CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 32): 

2836. Henry L. Lawrence, b. ; m. Emma Hannant. 

They have 5 children. 

2837. Dorothy Lawrence, b. . 

2838. Paul Lawrence, b. ; m. Maud Turner. 

2839. Millicent Lawrence, b. . • 

2840. Ruth Lawrence, b. . 

2841. Sylvia Lawrence, b. . 

2842. Agatha Lawrence, b. ; m. Frederick Blyth. 

2843. Roger B. Lawrence, b. ; m. Mabel C. Wicksteed. 

They have 1 child. 

2844. Cristabel Lawrence, b. ; m. Leslie C. Cornforth. 

2845. Theresa Lawrence, b. . 

2846. Maximilian R. Lawrence, b. . 

2847. Richard Lawrence, b. . 

2848. Stephen Lawrence, b. . 

1488. Nathaniel Tertius Lawrence (Frances S. Ogden 407 , Abraham 1 ' 6 , 
David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. i860, Laura Bacon. 

CHILDREN (Chart 32): 

2849. Laura Frances Lawrence, b. ; m. 1893, Henry T. Norton. 

They have 5 children. 

2850. Jane Mary Lawrence, b. ; m. 1884, Campbell Gifford. 

They have 7 children. 

2851. Rose Lydia Lawrence, b. . 

2852. Helen Johanna Lawrence, b. ; m. Henry H. Gordon Clark. 

They have 2 children. 

2853. Arabella Lawrence, b. . 

2854. Susan Arabella Lawrence, b. . 

2855. James Nathaniel Lawrence, b. . 

1489. Samuel M. Ogden (David B. 4 ° 8 , Samuel 178 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 

David 3 , John 1 ), b. ; d. 1879; m. Susan Hull, b. ; d. Apr. 14, 

1876; dau. of Edgar Hull and Mary Ann Eaton, his wife. 

CHILD (Chart 4) : 

2856. Jeannie Ogden, b. Mar., i860; m. June, 1887, No. 2791, John Ogden Bigelow, 
b. May 15, 1844; son of Abijah Bigelow, Jr., and No. 1470, Rebecca E. Ogden, his wife. 

(No mention of children.) 

1491. Gouverneur Morris Ogden, Esq. (David B. 4 ° 8 , Samuel" 8 , 
David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1809; d. 1884; m. May 24, 1843, 

Harriet Verona Cadwalader Evans, b. ; d. New York City, 

Feb. 12, 1907, in 86th year; dau. of Cadwalader Evans, of Philadelphia, 

Gouverneur Morris Ogden, Esq.^ 1 , was a leading lawyer of New York City, and 
for many years counsel for Trinity Church and Columbia College. 

tiqtity defeneration 

CHILDREN (Chart 4): 
2S57. Cadwalader Evans Ogden, b. Jan. 24, 1847; d. Mar. 2, 1888. 

2858. David B. Ogden, b. Nov. 3, 1849; m. Mary Sherman. 

2859. Gouverneur Morris Ogden, Jr., Esq., b. 1857; d. Feb. n, 1895. 

He was educated at Harvard, but ill health prevented him from taking 
his degree. He was afterward graduated from Columbia College Law School, 
and as member of the Bar. His chiefs were Judge Lacombe and Judge 
Beekman, and he did excellent work for the city in the office of the Cor- 
poration Counsel. For five years previous to his death, Mr. Ogden was the 
Secretary of the Committee of Counsel of the Lawyers' Title Insurance Co. 
In this position he rendered very efficient service, and the Company sus- 
tained a heavy loss in his death. Mr. Ogden was by nature kind, gentle 
and amiable, and, doubtless because of these qualities, few men in New 
York City had so large a number of friends. 

1492. Thomas L. Ogden (David B. 4 ° 8 , Samuel 1 ' 8 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , 
David 3 , John"), b. 1816; d. Feb. 18, 1882; m. Dec. 9, 1859, No. 1509, Jane 
Johnson, b. Dec., 1831; d. Sept. 11, 1891; dau. of Isaac A. Johnson and 
No. 507, Caroline Knox Ogden, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

2860. Johnson Ogden, b. . 

2861. Caroline Ogden, b. . 

2862. Lewis Morris Ogden, b. . 

1496. David Bayard Ogden, Jr. (David B. 4 ° 8 , Samuel 1 ' 8 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1826; d. May 25, 1865, in his 39th year; m. 
Nov. 12, 1863, Lucia Alice Wall, b. Carlinville, 111., Aug. 15, 1840; d. 
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 13, 1884; dau. of Caleb Wall and Julia M. Whitney, 
his Wife. CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

2863. Julia M. Ogden, b. Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 9, 1864; d. Sept. 3, 1866. 

2864. David Bayard Ogden, 3D, b. Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 11, 1866; m. Davenport, 

la., Dec. 4, 1889, Margaret Wood, b. May 20, 1867. 
(No children mentioned.) 

1498. William Morris Meredith (Gertrude G. Ogden 400 , Samuel 1 ' 8 , 
David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 8, 1799; d. Aug. 17, 1873; m. 
June 17, 1834, Catharine Keppele, b. Feb. 20, 1801; d. June 28, 1853. 

The Merediths are believed to be Philadelphia people. 
CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

2865. William Meredith, b. May 14, 1835. 

2866. Elizabeth Caldwell Meredith, b. May 6, 1837; d. Mar. 30, 1883; m. Oct., 

1859, Francis W. Ralston, b. May 12, T830; d. Oct. 8, 1891 ; son of Robert 

They had 4 children. 


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2867. Gertrude Gouverneur Meredith, b. Feb. 2, 1839; m. Dec. 27, 1862, James 

C. Biddle, Jr., b. Oct. 3, 1835; son of James C. Biddle. 
They have 2 children. 

2868. Catharine Keppele Meredith, b. Mar. 17, 1841. 

2869. Euphemia Ogden Meredith, b. Sept. 4, 1842; d. Aug. 28, 1891; m. 1864, 

Hardiman P. Norris. 

They had 1 child. 

1500. Sarah Ogden Meredith (Gertrude G. Ogden 499 , Samuel 1 ' 8 , 
David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 22, 1803; d. Jan. r, 1878; m. 
No. 495, Isaac Ogden. (See No. 495.) 

1 50 1. Catharine Ann Powell Meredith (Gertrude G. Ogden 499 , 
Samuel 1 ' 8 , David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 10, 1804 ^d. May 8, 
1849; m. No. 1422, Meredith Ogden. (See No. 1422.) 

1502. Samuel Ogden Meredith (Gertrude G. Ogden 499 , Samuel 178 , 
David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. July 5, 1806; d. Apr. 17, 1877; m. 
Frances Maria Amory, b. Apr. 28, 1807 ; d. Feb. 5, 1886; dau. of Jonathan 
Amory and Mehitable Sullivan, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

2870. Amory Meredith, b. July 3, 1838; d. Dec, 1838. 

2871. Hetty Sullivan Meredith, b. Apr. 5, 1840; d. Aug. 30, 1887. 

2872. Mary Frances Meredith, b. Nov. 20, 1841. 

2873. Jean Meredith, b. Aug. 11, 1843; d. Apr. 30, 1861. 

2874. Henrietta Meredith, b. Apr. 12, 1845. 

2875. William Appleton Meredith, b. Mar. 5, 1848; m. Sept. 15, 1885, Caroline 

Sargent Green, dau. of Henry Green. 
They have 3 children. 

2876. James Morris Meredith, b. Apr. 4, 1850. 

2877. Gertrude Euphemia Meredith, b. Aug. 14, 1852. 

1503. Miriam Gratz Meredith (Gertrude G. Ogden 499 , Samuel 1 ' 8 , 
David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 30, 1808; d. s. p.; m. No. 1410, 
Duncan C. Ogden. (See No. 1410.) 

1505. Morris Ogden Meredith (Gertrude G. Ogden 499 , Samuel 1 ' 8 , 

David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 17, 1812; m. Macready. 

CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

2878. Annie Meredith, b. ; m. Buffum. 

2879. Gertrude Meredith, b. ; d. Waddington, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1861. 

She was buried from the residence of Isaac Ogden in the cemetery of the 
Ogden family on the following day. 

2880. William Morris Meredith, b. ; m. Isabel . 

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1506. Joseph Dennie Meredith (Gertrude G. Ogden 400 , Samuel 1 ' 8 , 
David 50 , Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. May 23, 1S14; d. Dec. 30, 1856; m. 

, Sarah Emlen Scott, b. June 17, 1818; d. ; dau. of John Morris 

Scott and Mary Emlen, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 27): 
28S1. William T. Meredith, b. June 16, 1839; m. Apr. 28, 1868, Mary Rattoone 
Watson, b. Oct. 13, 1839; dau. of John R. Watson and Katharine Burdge, 
his wife. 

Mr. Meredith is a broker on Wall St., New York, with residence in 
Morristown, N. J. 

They have had 7 children. 

2882. John M. Scott Meredith, b. 1S41; d. June 30, 1877; m. Anna Armitage, b. 

; dau. of Henry J. Armitage. 

They have 2 children. 

2883. Mary Emlen Meredith, b. Feb. 14, 1844; m. James Montgomery Hare, b. 

Jan. 20, 1842; son of Rev. George Emlen Hare. 
They have 8 children. 

2884. Joseph Dennie Meredith, Jr., b. Nov. 5, 1845; d. Dec. 31, 1876; m. Emily 

Lycett, b. ; dau. of Rev. Dr. Lycett. 

They had 1 child. 

1507. Sullivan Meredith (Gertrude G. Ogden 400 , Samuel 1 ' 8 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. July 5, 1816; d. Dec. 26, 1874; m. Oct. 4, 1864, 
Julia Frances Towne, b. July 22, 1838; dau. of Elijah Towne and Louisa 
Felton, his wife. CHILDREN (Chart 27) : 

2885. Sullivan Amory Meredith, b. Oct. 14, 1865. 

2586. Julia Frances Meredith, b. Apr. 12, 1867. 

2587. Gertrude Louise Meredith, b. Feb. 22, 1869; d. Aug. 25, 18S3. 

2888. Mabel Estelle Meredith, b. Sept. 27, 1S73. 

2889. Grace Ethel Meredith, b. May 29, 1875. 

1509. Jane Johnson (Caroline K. Ogden 507 , Samuel 1 ' 8 , David 50 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec, 1831; d. Sept. n, 1891; m. No. 1492, 
Thomas L. Ogden. (See No. 1492.) 

1538. Charles Richard Ogden (James De P. 5S °, Jacob 202 , Jacob 53 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 26, 1840; d. May 20, 1882; m. Dec. 31, 
1867, Bessie A. Jerome, b. Dec. 27, 1841; dau. of Jesse H. Jerome and 
Betsy Gee, his wife. 

The family resided in New London, Conn. 

CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

2890. Lavinia Augusta Ogden, b. Sept. 19, 1868. 

2891. Charles Richard Ogden, Jr., b. May 2, 1872. 

2892. Frederick Jerome Ogden, b. July 11, 1874; d. Nov. 

2893. Abby Jerome Ogden, b. Sept. 17, 1879. 

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1548. William Ogden Hoffman (Susan L. Ogden 555 , William 204 , 
Jacob", Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 2, 1827; d. June 28, 1889; m. 
June 5, 1856, Emma Bronson, b. Feb. 16, 18 — ; dau. of Judge Isaac 
Bronson and Sophronia Beebe, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

2894. Gertrude Hoffman, b. Mar. 3, 1858; d. Nov. 10, 1866. 

2895. Bronson Hoffman, b. Aug. 3, 1859; d. Dec, 1866. 

2896. Linda Hoffman, b. Sept., 1863; d. Feb., 1864. 

2897. Nora Hoffman, b. Oct., 1871; d. Aug. 24, 1873. 

2898. Emma Hoffman, b. July 6, 18 — . 

(See "Hoffman Genealogy," t>odd, Mead & Co., N . Y ., 1899.) 

1552. Elizabeth Hoffman (Susan L. Ogden 5 ", William 204 , Jacob 53 , 
Josiah 10 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 29, 1834; m. Oct. 15, 1857, George 
Macculloch Miller, Esq., b. May 4, 18 — ; son of Jacob W. Miller and 
Mary L. Macculloch, his wife. 

George Macculloch Miller, Esq., is an attorney-at-law, trustee of Columbia Univer- 
sity, and Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City. 
CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

2899. Hoffman Miller, b. Oct. 12, 1858; m. Oct. 28, 1885, Edith McKeever, dau. 

of J. Lawrence McKeever and Augusta Townsend, his wife. 
They have 3 children. 

2900. Mary Louisa Miller, b. June 21, i860; m. May 18, 1892, William Bard 

McVickar, son of Rev. William A. and Elizabeth F. McVickar. 
They have 2 children. 

2901. Leverett Saltonstall Miller, b. May 28, 1863; m. Grace (Richardson) 


2902. Elizabeth Agnes Miller, b. Apr. 26, 1866. 

2903. George Macculloch Miller, Jr., b. Dec. 28, 1870; d. Sept. 23, 1871. 

2904. Edith Macculloch Miller, b. Mar. 17, 1872. 

1556. Zenas Ogden (Daniel 571 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 

John 1 ), b. Feb. 3, 1790; d. ; 1st m. , Julia Marsh, b. 1794; d. 

June 16, 1828; dau. of Charles and Betsy Marsh; 2d m. 1833, Melitta 
Baird, b. ; d. June, 1880. 

Zenas Ogden'S56 wa s born in Morristown, N. J., but removed to Walton, Delaware 
Co., N. Y., when a small boy, and there married his first wife, Julia Marsh. He afterward 
married Melitta Baird, and in 1841 removed to Elkhorn, Wis., where both died. 
CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 4) : 

2905. Harriet Thankful Ogden, b. 1812; d. Dec. 1845; m - Elijah Smith. 

2906. Albert Ogden, b. Feb. 1, 1815; d. Elkhorn, Wis., Aug. 5, 1903; 1st m. Walton, 

N. Y., Sept. 7, 1843, Charlotte Boyce, b. ; d. s. p. July 25, 1844; 2d 

m. Elkhorn, Wis., 1847, Emma Oricia Watkins. 

He removed from Walton, N. Y., to Elkhorn, Wis., in 1836, where he 
resided till his death. 

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2907. Mary Ogden, b. July 10, 1818; d. Dec. 7, 1879; m. Gabriel Smith Sawyer. 

2908. Stansbury Ogden, b. 1821; d. Aug. 29, 1889; m. Ruth Ann Mallory. 

2909. Lucy Ogden, b. Mar. 1, 1827; m. A. Sidney Downs. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 4): 

2910. George W. Ogden, b. July 16, 1838; d. Mar. 12, 1894; m. Nov. 12, i860, Mary 

M. Jewell, b. July 14, 1840. 

(No issue mentioned.) 

2911. Henry Ogden, b. 1840; d. 1841. 

2912. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Nov. 12, 1842; d. July 4, 1873; m - William F.Jewell. 

1557. Silas Ogden (Daniel 5 ' 1 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Dec. 11, 1791; d. ; m. , Jane McCord. 

Silas Ogden'557 learned the tanner's trade in Morristown, N. J., and soon removed 
to Delaware Co., O., where he followed the same business. He was a Fife Major in the 
War of 1812. CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

2913. Daniel Ogden, b. ; d. Wooster, O., ; m. P. Nimmons. 

His widow and 2 children survive him. 

2914. John M. Ogden, b. Apr. 17, 1818; d. Jan. 9, 1881; m. Hannah M. Condit. 

2915. Charles Stout Ogden, b. Dec. 11, 1820; d. Marysville, O., July 31, 1890; m. 

Apr. 23, 1846, Catharine Pierson, b. June 11, 1822; dau. of Ira Pierson 
and Jemima Condit, his wife. 

His widow, without issue, was residing in Marysville, O., in 1893. 

2916. Mary E. Ogden, b. ; m. Joseph Smith Condit. 

2917. Phebe Ogden, b. ; d. -; m. Charles Johnson. 

2918. Eliza Ogden, b. July 15, 1835; m. Wilson Starr. 

1558. Moses Lindsley Ogden (Daniel 571 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Sept. 12, 1793; d. Mar. 21, 1870; 1st m. No. 1585, 
Hannah Ogden, b. Feb. 14, 1798; d. Feb. 14, 1834; dau. of No. 576, 

Isaac Ogden and Betsy Raymond, his wife; 2d m. Phebe Case, b. ; 

d. S. p. . CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 4): 

2919. Betsy Raymond Ogden, b. Mar. 1, 1821; d. Sept. 3, 1899; m. John M. Smith. 

2920. Phebe Lindsley Ogden, b. Apr. 21, 1824. 

2921. Edgar Gregory Ogden, b. Oct. 14, 1831; m. Delia Thrall. 

2922. Sarah Hannah Ogden, b. Jan. 23, 1834. 

1561. Julia Ogden (Daniel 571 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Walton, N. Y., May 4, 1800; d. Chicago, 111., Nov. 23, 1846; m. 
Walton, July 12, 1826, Henry Smith, b. Walton, N. Y., May 8, 1797; d. 
Chicago, Dec. 25, 1866. 

All their children were born in Walton, N. Y., excepting the youngest child, which was 
born in Chicago. CHILDREN (Chart 33): 

2923. Mary Smith, b. Apr. 29, 1827; d. Dec. 6, 1844. 

2924. Eliza Smith, b. Dec. 6, 1828; m. Chicago, May 20, 1857, Voluntine C. Turner. 

(No issue named.) 

Cljc €>8&w tfamtl? 

2925. Phebe L. Smith, b. Nov. 4, 1830. 

2926. Margaret Caroline Smith, b. Aug. 17, 1833; d. Dec. 16, 1852; m. Chicago, 

Jan. 29, 1852, George S. Thurber. 

(No mention of children.) 

2927. Daniel Ogden Smith, b. June 5, 1835; d. Apr. 3, 1852. 
2928. {Henrietta Smith, b. Aug. 24, 1837; d. Mar. 8, 1842. 

2929. (Julietta Smith, b. twin, Aug. 24, 1837; d. Nov. 7, 1854. 

2930. Thomas Arthur Smith, b. Apr. 26, 1841; d. Mar. 8, 1842. 

Henrietta*^ and Thomas Arthur 2 93° both died of measles, and 
were buried in one coffin in the City Cemetery, Chicago, 111. 

1562. Abraham Ogden (Daniel" 1 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. May 23, 1802; d. Mar. 11, 1856; 1st m. Dec. 6, 1832, Margaret 
Sawyer, b. Aug. 9, 1807; d. Mar. 14, 1849; 2d m. Oct. 30, 1849, Lydia 
Ann Patchen. 

Abraham Ogden^sj -was a farmer, and lived and died in Walton N. Y. 
CHILD— First Marriage (Chart 4) : 

2931. Edward Ogden, b. Oct. 5, 1834; d. Mar. 8, 1870; m. Margaret Wright. 

CHILD — Second Marriage (Chart 4): 

2932. Caroline Lindsley Ogden, b. Nov. 3, 1852; m. William H. Fisher. 

1564. Thomas Jefferson Ogden, M.D. (Daniel 571 , John 232 , David 62 , 
Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 27, 1807; d. Mar. 27, 1881; m. 1836, 
Eliza B. Eagle, b. Sept. 29, 1809; d. Oct. 1, 1891; of New York City. 

Dr. Thomas J. Ogden'564 was born in Walton, N. Y., and after studying medicine, 
practised in his native town from 1834 to time of his death. 
CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

2933. Henry Eagle Ogden, b. Mar. 22, 1837; d. Aug. 31, 1884; m. Augusta Hoyt. 

2934. Eliza Maria Ogden, b. Feb. 4, 1841; m. George M. Burgin. 

2935. Thomas Lindsley Ogden, b. May 16, 1843.- 

1565. George Washington Ogden (Daniel 571 , John 232 , David 62 , 
Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. May 26, 1810; d. May 23, 1869; m. Feb. 7, 
1842, Electa Coon, b. May 23, 1820; dau. of George S. Coon and Electa 
West, his wife. 

George W. Ogden's6s was born at Walton, N. Y. While a young man, he left his 
native town, Oct., 1836, and travelled by stage, canal and boat to Milwaukee, Wis.; thence 
by ox-cart to Lake Koshkonong, about 70 m. west of Milwaukee, and in four days arrived 
(Oct. 20, 1836) atthefoot of the lake and made his claim on Rock River. Here he established 
himself as a farmer, was married in a few years, and reared all his children. He was a capable 
man, and was highly respected by all who knew him. He was always active and prominent 
in town and county affairs, being a leading Democrat until the nomination of Lincoln for 
President, when he voted for Lincoln and emancipation. He died at Milton, Wis. 

His widow, Electa (Coon) Ogden, was born at Almond, N. Y. She is still living (Nov. 
2, 1902) and possesses good health and unimpaired mental faculties. 

diqftty (feneration 

CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

2936. Henry Ogden, b. May 9, 1843; m - Elva M. Davis. 

2937. Edson Ogden, b. Dec. 22, 1844; d. May 5, 1871. 

2938. Charles Arthur Ogden, b. July 5, 1848; m. Julia A. Crandal. 

2939. Julia Ann Ogden, b. July 24, 1852; m. W. A. Hall. 

2940. Abbie Elmina Ogden, b. Oct. 17, 1855; m. L. W. Peireo. 

2941. James Mead Ogden, b. July 8, 1858; m. Cora Maltpriss. 

2942. George Lee Ogden, b. Dec. 6, i860; m. Alice Bagley. 

1566. Eliza Ann Irene Ogden (Daniel 571 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 18, 1812; d. Dec. 6, 1876; m. May 18, 1837, Gabriel 
Smith Mead, b. Feb. 6, 1811; d. July 16, 1888; son of Alan Mead, 
of Walton, N. Y. 

Gabriel S. Mead succeeded his father, Alan Mead, in the tanning business at Walton, 
N. Y. The latter was one of the pioneer settlers of Walton, and about 1803 opened a tan- 
nery for general business. In 1810 he purchased the large tannery of John and Nathaniel 
Steele, and in 181 5 introduced an improved process of grinding bark. Gabriel S. and his 
brother John succeeded their father in the business, and in 1842 built a more extensive 
tannery on "West Brook," Walton, which was burned in 1857, but rebuilt in 1858, when 
Mead, North & Co. became the firm name. 

His wife, Eliza Ann Irene (Ogden) Mead's", was a prominent woman socially, and 
possessed rare and beautiful virtues. Her mental activities and general interest in public 
affairs are shown by a diary which she kept open from her school days. Her house was the 
rallying point in the projecting of important plans for the good of the community, and where 
peace was made between contending factions. Modest and retiring, but broad-minded and 
benevolent, she was the centre and inspiration of all good works in both church and com- 
munity. She responded to every appeal of charity, and her cheerful presence was greatly 
appreciated in the homes of sickness and distress. Her tender nursings, timely counsels 
and general helpfulness endeared her to all classes, and her death was regarded as a public 

CHILD (Chart 33): 

2943. George Ogden Mead, b. Feb. 3, 1842; m. Frances A. Pettingill. 

1569. Aphia Pierson (Anna Ogden" 2 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 28, 1792; d. Jan. 13, 1871; 1st m. June 21, 1812, 
Capt. Henry H. Noyes, b. Mar. i, 1788; d. s. p. Mar. 29, 1815; 2d m. 
Feb. 27, 1821, William Stoddard, b. July 17, 1788; d. Jan. 19, 1843. 

This family resides in the South, chiefly at Selma, Ala. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 27): 

2944. Samuel Proctor Stoddard, b. July 8, 1824; d. Mar. 16, 1871; m. Jan. 9, 1855, 

Sarah E. W. Fay, b. Feb. 6, 1835. 

They had 4 children. 
294s. Kate Stoddard, b. July 1, 1826; d. July 1, 1S53; m. Evansville, Ind., Aug. 1, 
1850, Thomas Fellows. 

They had 1 child. 

2946. Noah Stoddard, b. Jan. 24, 1829; d. June 26, 1829. 

2947. Minerva Stoddard, b. Nov. 10, 1833; d. May 15, 1857. 


€^c €>gDw fatuity 

1575. Anna Ogden Lindsley (Rachel Ogden 573 , John 232 , David 62 , 
Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. circa 1791 ; d. Dec. 29, 1822 ; m. May 13, 1816, 
Capt. Ephraim Beach. 

Capt. Ephraim Beach was Engineer in Chief in the construction of the Morris Canal, 
begun in 1824, and of the Essex Railroad, begun in 1835. 
CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

2948. Zenas Lindsley Beach, b. Mar. 12, 1819; d. Jan., 1868; m. Sept. 24, 1845, 

Sarah P. Brace. They had 7 children. 

2949. Mary Elizabeth Beach, b. Dec. 10, 1820; d. Apr. 16, 1845; m - July I0 . l8 44. 

George H. Penfield. They had 1 child. 

2950. Ephraim Ogden Beach, b. Dec. 11, 1822; d. Jan. 25, 1889; m. July 7, 1852, 

Cornelia Stowell. 

They had 6 children, one of whom, Mary Penfield Beach, now Mrs. 
William W. Harbison, has been most obliging in sending records of the 
family for this genealogy. 

1577. Eliza Abigail Ogden (Abraham 575 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Walton, Delaware Co., N. Y., June 29, 1803; d. Feb. 2, 
1878; m. Walton, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1825, Charles Butler, LL.D., b. Feb. 15, 
1802; d. Dec. 13, 1897; son of Medad Butler and Hannah Tylee, his wife. 

Charles Butler, LL.D., was born at Kinderhook Landing (now Stuyvesant), Columbia 
Co., N. Y., and lived to be nearly 96 years of age, having used glasses and a cane but a short 
time before his death, although his life was despaired of from pulmonary troubles 60 years 
prior to the end. He also successfully resisted an attack of pneumonia but a year before his 
death, and closed his long, useful and honorable career in great peace at his home, 78 Park 
Ave., New York City. 

Dr. Butler's mother was a lineal descendant of Oliver Cromwell. He received his 
early education in the district school at Kinderhook, and subsequently entered Greenville 
Academy, Greenville, N. Y. After leaving that institution, he studied law with Martin 
Van Buren, and was admitted to the bar in 1824. He began his legal practice in Geneva, 
N. Y., where he obtained large loans on bond and mortgage for many farmers who were 
suffering from lack of capital. In 1825, a few years after the Erie Canal was opened, 
which he actively sought to promote, he foresaw the vast possibilities of future western 
commerce, and while stopping in the little village of Chicago, then numbering but 200 in- 
habitants, he predicted the little Lake village was destined to become the largest inland 
city of America. In 1835 he induced his brother-in-law, William B. Ogden, to take up 
residence there, and himself became heavily interested in the Michigan Southern, Chicago 
and Rock Island, and Chicago and Northwestern railroads. 

As a young man he was a personal friend of John Jacob Astor, and induced the great 
millionaire to invest money in the development of the country about Geneva, where he 
was at the time practising law. He was a warm friend of Samuel J. Tilden, and was as- 
sociated with him in many legal battles. He successfully fought the repudiation movement 
in Indiana. He enjoyed the firm friendship of several great literary men, as James Anthony 
Froude and Matthew Arnold, and received many personal letters from Thomas Carlyle. 
During the great theological battle between the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church, and Dr. Briggs and the Union Theological Seminary, Dr. Butler was a tower of 
strength for Dr. Briggs and the more liberal thought he represented. 


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Dr. Butler went to New York City in 1834, and became an active member of the Council 
of New York University. He and his wife, Eliza Abigail (Ogden) ButleriS77, helped to found 
the Protestant Half Orphan Asylum and also the Union Theological Seminary. In 1836 
he took a seat in the Council of New York University, and was made President of the Council 
in 1849, but resigned upon going abroad. He was again made President in 1886. 

The Wabash University conferred upon him the degree of LL.D. in 1853, and later 
the New York University did the same; although he was eminently qualified, he had no 
penchant for titles and preferred the plain address. He was one of the founders of the Union 
League Club, a member of the Century Association, Sons of the Revolution, New England 
Society, American Fine Arts Society, Metropolitan Museum of Arts, and American Museum 
of Natural History. 

His splendid philanthropy, his eminence as a lawyer, and his fine qualities of man- 
hood made him a conspicuous and beloved citizen for very many years. Dr. Butler made 
many generous gifts to charitable and educational institutions, the most important being 
an endowment of $100,000 which he gave in Mar., 1890, to found the Edward Robinson Chair 
of Biblical Theology of the Union Theological Seminary, and at the same time $100,000 
to New York University in memory of his son, Abraham Ogden Butler, and his elder brother, 
Benjamin Franklin Butler, who was Attorney-General in the Cabinet of Andrew Jackson. 

He enjoyed a remarkably successful birthday anniversary in completing his 93d year. 
His many friends of all ages surrounded the hospitable table at his home, and the ninety- 
three brightly-burning candles could hardly impress the minds of his friends with the actual 
length of his days, because of his physical vigor, active mind, and very great joy of soul. 
Full of years, honors, riches, and with the profoundest love and esteem of a multitude of 
friends, his unselfish and benevolent life ended in great comfort and peace. His body was 
interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, and upon his monument occur these well-chosen words: 
"Loving and devoted in every relation of life, large-hearted, liberal, patriotic and devout, 
a leader in civic and Christian efforts for the public good." 

For further particulars see " Life and Letters of Charles Butler," Charles Scribner's 
Sons ( : 9°3)- CHILDREN (Chart 33): 

2951. Abraham Ogden Butler, b. Geneva, Ontario Co., N. Y., Aug. 8, 1832; d. Ever- 

green Farm, Scarsdale, Westchester Co., N. Y., June 6, 1856. 

He graduated at the University of New York in 1853. Upon his monu- 
ment in Woodlawn Cemetery is this inscription: "The Delta Chapter of 
the Psi Upsilon Fraternity would testify by this inscription their ven- 
eration for the memory of one whose life of unassuming love and kindness 
proved their holiest mystery to be a brother's love." 

2952. Arthur Bronson Butler, b. New York City, Oct. 28, 1834; d. Feb. 14, 1835. 

2953. Charles Butler, Jr., b. New York City, Oct. 5, 1836; d. June 1, 1838. 

2954. Emily Ogden Butler, b. New York City, July 7, 1840. 

Resides in New York. 

2955. Eliza Anna Butler, b. June 28, 1843; d. July 23, 1877. 

1581. Mahlon Dickerson Ogden, Esq. (Abraham 5 ", John 232 , David 62 , 
Thomas", David 3 , John 1 ), b. July 16, 1811; d. Feb. 13, 1880; 1st m. 
Jan. 9, 1837, Henrietta Maria Kasson, b. Nov. 20, 1813 ; d. Feb. 5, 1852 ; 
dau. of Archibald Kasson; 2d m. July 11, 1854, Frances Elizabeth 
Sheldon, b. Mar. 11, 1831; d. Dec. 5, 1900; dau. of Gen. William Billings 
Sheldon and Ann Bonesteel, his wife. 

C^e £>gDcn family 

Mahlon Dickerson Ogdeni58i was born in Walton, N. Y., and named for his father's 
personal friend, Hon. Mahlon Dickerson, Governor of New Jersey. He was graduated from 
Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y., and studied law in the office of Chief-Justice Swain, at Colum- 
bus, O. In 1837 he went to Chicago, formed a partnership with Hon. Isaac N. Arnold, 
and finally entered the firm afterward known as Ogden, Sheldon & Co. He was the legal 
member of the firm to advise in regard to titles, etc., in the large land deals of those days. 

He possessed a very high character as a business man, and his genial disposition and 
amiable qualities of mind and heart won for him a host of friends in both private and public 
life. The high order of his business qualifications made him a valued and influential citizen. 
He purchased the block just north of Washington Park, and there built his residence. 
Surrounded by heavy shrubbery, it was the only building left untouched by the great 
Chicago fire of 1871 on the North Side, in the long stretch from the river to Lincoln Park. 
He later took up residence in the suburb of Elmhurst. 

He was successful in his business ventures, and his death was mourned by a large circle 
of representative commercial and public men of Chicago. His funeral was held at St. James' 
Episcopal Church, North Side, which was crowded with an earnest and devout assembly. 
The services were conducted by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Clarkson of Nebraska, who had been 
rector of ' ' old St. James' " at a time when the Ogden family were prominent members of that 
congregation. Bishop McLaren was present, but being ill, took no part in the services. 
Bishop Clarkson paid a glowing tribute to the worth of Mr. Ogden, the high position he had 
held in the development of the city, and the great loss sustained by the people of Chicago. 
The pall-bearers were Messrs. E. C. Lamed, Henry W. King, E. Y. Watkins, W. H. Bradley, 
George M. Higginson, E. S. Chesbrough, Judge Thomas Drummond and Hon. Isaac N. 
Arnold. The remains were deposited in the family vault in "Graceland, " where the singing 
of "Nearer, my God, to Thee," "Rock of Ages," and "Lead, Kindly Light," ended the 
solemn and impressive services. 

CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 4) : 

2956. Edward Ogden, b. Dec. 14, 1837. 

2957. Frances Kasson Ogden, b. Oct. 2, 

2958. Mary Bostwick Ogden, b. May 2, 

E. Strong. 

2959. Charles Cullen Ogden, b. Jan. j 


2960. Emily Ogden, b. Aug. 23, 1847; d. 

2961. Caroline Jones Ogden, b. Dec. 1, 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 4) : 

2962. Mahlon Dickerson Ogden, Jr., b. Sept. 14, 1855; d. Sept. 29, 1855. 

2963. Abraham Sheldon Ogden, b. May 7, 1837; d. May 29, 1857. 

2964. Anna Sheldon Ogden, b. June 22, 1859; m. Frederick T. West. 

2965. Eliza Butler Ogden, b. July 24, 1861; d. July 9, 1862. 

2966. Maria Sheldon Ogden, b. May 13, 1863; d. Feb. 21, 1869. 

2967. William Butler Ogden, b. Nov. 26, 1865; m. Eleanora Bartlett. 

2968. Eleanor Wheeler Ogden, b. Jan. 28, 1867; d. Dec. 23, 1868. 

2969. Mahlon Dickerson Ogden, 3D, b. July 7, 1868; d. Jan. 5, 1869. 

2970. Bernon Ogden, b. Feb. 28, 1872; m. Ermon Eldora Statler, b. New Orleans, 

La., Dec. 25, 1880; dau. of Samuel Statler and Axie Amelia Davis, his wife. 

1582. Emily Butler Ogden (Abraham 3 ", John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 23, 181 5; d. July 28, 1884; m. Dec. 22, 1836, 
Judge Nelson Knox Wheeler, b. Apr. n, 1807; d. Sept. 21, 1880; son 
of William Wheeler and Eleanor Knox, his wife, of Blanford, Mass. 

1841; d. 
1843; d 

Jan. s, 
■ Dec. 3, 


; m. 


;n. Willi 


, 1845; 

d. Apr. 

14, 1 




Nov. 2(. 
1849; d. 

1, 1852. 
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Emily Butler Ogden'583 was born in Walton, N. Y., and had the advantages of the 
educational institutions of her early life. As might be expected of one of the ancestry from 
which she descended, she well maintained the standard of a clear, firm mind and a strong 
character which distinguished the Ogden family for centuries, and of which she and all her 
sisters and brothers were remarkable examples. 

She was a woman of splendid presence, and possessed the highest type of the social 
and Christian graces. She was eminently high-minded and right-minded in all her relations 
in life, was respected by all who knew her, and was best loved and appreciated by those who 
knew her best. She was the type of all that is finest in woman, and was so wise and calm 
in her judgment, that her decision on any subject was never disputed by any of her family. 
She was noted throughout all her large family connection for her wonderful control of 
children, all obeying her immediately, and without any punishment. Her brother-in-law, 
Mr. Butler, who knew her intimately for fifty-seven years, said her self-control was so great 
that he had never known her to speak sharply or impatiently. 

Emily Butler Ogden's strength of judgment and poise of character are readily ex- 
plained by that dominant factor of her ancestry — strength of intellect. It is an interesting 
fact, and illustrative of hereditary law, that an unusual number of the descendants of John 
Ogden, of Elizabethtown, were teachers, lawyers, judges, governors, military men, and state 
and national legislators; all the learned professions have been well represented. In peace 
and in war, they have always been found in the fore-rank, maintaining their strong intel- 
lectual, social and moral prestige. 

Judge Nelson Knox Wheeler was the eldest son of William Wheeler, of New 
London, Conn., and Eleanor Knox, his wife, of Blanford, Mass., daughter of William Knox, 
and granddaughter of Capt. William Knox, of the war of the Revolution. Gen. Henry 
Knox, of Revolutionary fame, was of the same family. 

Nelson Knox Wheeler was born in Blanford, Mass., and when six weeks old the 
parents removed to Partridge Id., on the east branch of the Delaware River, the babe Nelson 
being carried by his mother on horseback the entire 150 miles to the town of Hancock, N. Y. 
The hills of the Delaware surrounding their forest home were covered by a dense growth 
of heavy pine timber, and here the father engaged in the manufacture of lumber and the 
running of rafts to the Philadelphia market. After a residence of about ten years in Hancock, 
the family removed northward to Deposit, Delaware Co., N. Y., in the year 1814, where Mr. 
Wheeler united with William Butler and Silas Crandall in buying the entire tract of land 
comprising the present portion of Deposit lying in Broome Co., a few village lots having 
been previously purchased. The west boundary line described in the deed of conveyance 
was "a line of marked trees" and now the county line in the village between Delaware and 
Broome Counties. 

There were few inhabitants in Deposit at that early day. There was one public house 
or "tavern, " one or two stores, one school-house, but no church. It was here at the district 
school that Nelson K. Wheeler began his education. In due time he and his older sister 
were sent to an academy at Oxford, Chenango Co., for one year. From Oxford, he entered 
the Cortland Academy, Homer, N. Y., where he prepared for college. Thence he entered 
Hamilton College one year in advance and remained two years, when he matriculated at 
Union College, and graduated in 1828. 

Having chosen the legal profession, he studied law in the office of Samuel Sherwood, 
Esq., in Delhi, N. Y., and began its practice there in 1832 in partnership with the Hon. 
Noadiah Johnson, who was then a Member of Congress. After the death of Mr. Johnson, 
he formed a partnership with his brother, Truman H. Wheeler, Esq., under the law firm of 
"N. K. & T. H. Wheeler," which existed until 1849. 

Nelson Knox Wheeler was married to Emily Butler Ogden"s8a in Walton, N. Y., 
by the Rev. Mr. Maxwell, of the Scotch Pres. Church of Delhi. The accompanying illus- 
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C^e €>gDen family 

trations are of the quaint doorway and hall of the Walton house and of the old Colonial 
mantel and closet of the room in which the marriage ceremony was performed. They 
established their home in Delhi, where two sons and three daughters were born to them, 

and in 

they removed to Deposit 

Here they resided upon a large estate they 
named "Laurel Bank Farm," and the two 
youngest children, daughters, were added to 
the household. 

While in Delhi, Mr. Wheeler was for one 
term District Attorney of the county, and was 
Judge and Surrogate one term. He was the 
first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas under 
the old system, and during his incumbency 
occurred the notorious "Anti-rent " troubles 
of the county. He was twice elected member 
of the State Legislature, and served with dis- 

In 1865 he went west to attend to the 
foreclosure of a railroad mortgage in Illinois 
and Wisconsin, and to take part in the reor- 
ganizing of the Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac 
R.R. Co. After spending 
a few years in the West, 
he returned to his family 
in Deposit. He still re- 
tained his law practice, 
but his time was largely 
employed in the super- 
vision of his extensive 
farm lands. He later 
accepted the office of 
Deputy Collector of Cus- 
toms in New York City, 
under Collector Hiram 
Barney, which office he 
held for several years, 
and until appointed by 
the Mayor and Board of 
Aldermen of New York as Police Justice for a term of ten years, commencing Jan. 1, 1874. 
He held this office to the time of his death, Sept. 21, 1880. He wasjnterred in Laurel Hill 
Cemetery, Deposit, N. Y. 

CHILDREN (Chart 33): 

2971. William Ogden Wheeler, b. Delhi, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1837; d. New York City, 

Jan. 27, 1900. (See biography below.) 

2972. Julia Henrietta Wheeler, b. Delhi, N. Y.,Apr. 6, 1839; d. New York City, 

Dec. 22, 1899; m. St. James' Church, Fordham, N. Y., Apr. 27, 1882, Rev. 
Charles C. Tiffany, D.D., b. Baltimore, Md., Oct. 5, 1829; d. Aug. 20, 1907; 
son of Comfort Tiffany and Laura Burr, his wife. {See biography below.) 

2973. Emily Ogden Wheeler, b. Delhi, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1844. 

2974. Nelson Knox Wheeler, Jr., b. Delhi, Jan. 2, 1846; d. Feb. 4, 1846. 

2975. Eleanor Wheeler, b. Delhi, Nov. n, 1847; d - Sharon, Conn., Oct. 7, 1905; 

m. Gen. Alexander C. McClurg. 

lory of No. 15S2, Emily Butler ( Ugden) 

€igl)tl) feneration 

2976. Caroline Eliza Wheeler, b. Deposit, N. Y., July 31, 1854; m. Gustav H. 


2977. Laura Wheeler, b. Deposit, N. Y., Mar. 19, 1858. 


William Ogden Wheeler'"' was born in Delhi, Delaware Co., N. Y., Oct. 14, 1837, 
and died in New York City, Jan. 27, 1900. 

When about twelve years of age, his parents removed from Delhi to Deposit, in the 
same county, where the family had long held large landed possessions; his grandfather, 
William Wheeler, having been one of three purchasers of a large tract of forest land, the 
western boundary of which is described in the deed as "a line of marked trees," and which 
afterward became the dividing line between Broome and Delaware Counties. A portion of 
this original purchase has ever since been in the possession of the family. 

Deposit, the Indian name of which is " Oquaga, " was originally in Delaware County, 
a part of the village also being in Broome ; the population having increased more rapidly 
in the latter, it is now officially called in Broome Co. 

Here the early years of William O. Wheeler were passed. His health, always delicate, 
deprived him of his full share of the enjoyments common to that delightful period of life. 
He loved to excel in any sport or undertaking, and doubtless the fact that he could not fully 
join in the rough-and-tumble sports of his more robust companions caused him many un- 
happy hours. This love of excellence seems to have been born in him and to have followed 
him through life. Anything that was worth doing at all, was with him worth doing well, 
and he had little patience with any one who attempted to excuse half-way work of 
any kind. 

Delicate health also deprived him of the advantages of a college education ; but private 
tutors, a love for reading, keen powers of observation, and a wonderfully retentive memory 
so made up for this, that it was never missed. 

When about twenty years of age he for a time managed his father's farm, "Laurel 
Bank," but this not proving a congenial occupation, he went to Chicago and entered the 
employ of his uncle, William B. Ogden" 578. About this time Mr. Ogden had purchased the 
residence near High Bridge, N. Y., known as "Villa Boscobel, " on which he contemplated 
making alterations and improvements. This work he entrusted to his nephew, William 
Ogden Wheeler, and the result was another proof of the far-sightedness of that far-sighted 
man. Mr. Wheeler found this work thoroughly congenial, and his natural taste for 
landscape gardening was fully gratified in seeing the results of his own planning develop into 
the thing of beauty which "Boscobel" became. 

After the completion of this work, Mr. Wheeler travelled for a number of years, 
visiting other countries, as well as becoming better acquainted with his own. In 1882 he 
purchased the Judge Sterling property in Sharon, Conn., which, after improving and 
beautifying, he named "Sterling Elm, " in honor of the magnificent elm tree standing guard 
at the entrance, — one of the largest, if not the largest and most beautiful elm in the state 
of Connecticut. 

Here he delighted to entertain his friends and acquaintances. On one occasion, when 
General Sherman was to be his guest, he invited his neighbors to come and shake the 
General by the hand, an invitation that was accepted not only by his Sharon neighbors, 
but by those from adjoining towns. Hundreds were present, yet such an adept in the art 
of entertaining was Mr. Wheeler, that the affair passed off without a hitch. Every grade 
of society was represented, and perhaps Mr. Wheeler's faculty for making all in his 
house feel equally at home was never more severely tested, yet each one at parting was 
made to feel that he had done his host a personal favor by partaking of his hospitality and 
helping him make the visit of his illustrious guest a pleasant one. 


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For several years before his death, William B. Ogden had interested himself in gene- 
alogy, intending to trace his- family back to the original immigrant. Being a very busy man 
it was more in the nature of recreation with him than otherwise ; yet his wide acquaintance 
gave him an advantage that enabled him to gather a mass of genealogical information, only 
to be lost forever at the burning of his Chicago home at the time of the great fire there. A 
few notes, mostly made from memory, were all that remained at the time of his death in 1877. 

With this slender genealogical capital as his only stock in trade, Mr. Wheeler now set 
out to complete the work his uncle had begun, — that of making an Ogden Genealogy that 
should begin with the founder of the family in America, and end with the latest known 
descendant. It is doubtful if he realized the magnitude of this self-imposed task, and yet 
he may have, for as difficulties began to develop he seemed the more determined to over- 
come them. That nothing might stand in the way, he gave up his home in Sharon to his 
sister, Mrs. A. C. McClurg, and opened an office in Morristown, N. J., which seemed to be 
the most advantageous point to work from. He now gave his own time to tabulating the 
results of searches made under his direction, not only in the States, but in Canada as well; 
also some correspondence was had with searchers in England. No expense was spared, and 
no amount of time or effort was considered too great to accomplish what he had undertaken. 

His perseverance and patience were a revelation to those employed by him in the work. 
When a searcher came in empty-handed, as was often the case, he would say in his cheery 
way: "The next best thing to finding what you are looking for, is to find out where it cannot 
be found; it narrows the search just that much." 

While the Ogden work was under way, Mrs. Tiffany, Mr. Wheeler's sister, became 
interested in tracing the ancestry of her grandmother, Eleanor (Knox) Wheeler. This he 
found time to assist her in, and succeeded in tracing the line back to William Knox, 
brother of John Knox, the reformer. It was Mr. Wheeler's intention to follow out and 
complete this line as soon as the Ogden work was done. But while "Man proposes, God 
disposes." His health, never of the best, began to give way. Several years of steady 
application to this brain-racking work had so impaired his nervous system, that symptoms 
began to develop which he dared not disregard. 

Reluctantly he left his work to another, and spent a winter in the South. For several 
years he had been practically homeless, and he began to feel that home was the place for 
him now. Accordingly he purchased the so-called Taylor property in Sharon, adjoin- 
ing "Sterling Elm" on the north, to which, after some necessary repairs and alterations, 
he came and settled down for rest and recuperation. But the spirit was upon him ; he wanted 
to be in closer touch with the work. The office in Morristown was closed and the work 
continued in Sharon, mostly by letter, often from dictation, and always by his direction, 
up to the day of his going to New York City to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Tiffany, 
a journey from which he never returned. In a few short weeks both brother and sister 
were sleeping in beautiful Woodlawn Cemetery, there to rest "until the day dawns, and the 
shadows flee away." 

Thus in brief outline is the life of William Ogden Wheeler traced. The character 
of the man, that which endeared him to so many, and which caused such sincere mourning 
when he died, has hardly been touched upon, nor can it be more than touched upon in 
the space of an article like this. The obligations under which he has placed the Ogdens and 
allied families in rescuing their history from fast perishing records, and placing them in 
permanent form for preservation can neither be estimated nor appreciated. Beginning at 
a time when genealogical pursuits had only begun to excite the interest they have since 
attained, he found little to encourage, and much to discourage him from persevering as he 
did. It was his beloved mother's ancestry he was tracing. His mother's brother, William 
B. Ogden, whom he also loved and honored, had begun it, when death cut short his efforts. 
It seemed left to Mr. Wheeler to carry the work forward, or it might never be done. 

€i($tl) defeneration 

This was enough for him to know. It was his work now, and he did it, and doubtless he 
shortened his life in the doing of it. 

This was one characteristic of William O. Wheeler, — to do with his might whatever 
he believed was his to do. Another characteristic, and one which so wound itself about 
all others that it can hardly be treated by itself, was his affectionate nature. His love for 
his friends was a ruling passion with him. Mention has already been made of his fondness 
for entertaining, a thing commonly done for the pleasure derived from doing it. Not so 
with Mr. Wheeler. One who knew him well can testify, he was never happier than when 
planning happiness for others, and the better he succeeded in doing this, the greater was the 
satisfaction he derived from it. In all this he was ably seconded by his personal attendant, 
Peter Rasmussen, a giant in stature, with a heart in proportion to his size, and almost as 
widely known as Mr. Wheeler himself. 

Mr. Wheeler's condition of health demanded just such service as Peter could give; 
strong of heart as well as of hand and withal as gentle as a little child, his equal in the sick- 
room was difficult to find. His attachment for Mr. Wheeler was phenomenal, and so 
necessary to each had the other become, that nothing short of the death of one or the 
other was expected to part them. Yet when loved friends came to need such care as Peter 
was peculiarly fitted to bestow, he was allowed to go and to remain as long as earthly assist- 
ance was of use to that friend. 

To illustrate the unselfish kindness of Mr. Wheeler, one incident of many known 
to the writer may be mentioned. Two old ladies of education and refinement, but whose 
income called for the closest economy, were invited to spend a summer at his home 
in Sharon. Knowing their aversion to accepting charity, he so disguised the invita- 
tion that it had the appearance of a business proposition. Mr. Wheeler had to go away 
for the summer, and would they do him the favor of coming to Sharon and keeping his 
horses exercised and entertaining any who might call during his absence? They accepted 
the invitation and spent a summer full of enjoyment, such as they had long been strangers 
to. They drove all about the country, entertained and were entertained, made many 
pleasant acquaintances, and whatever thoughts they may have had of the future, they did 
not allow them to sadden the joys of the present. They were children again, without a 
care in the world, happy in the thought they were doing their good friend a kindness, and 
without a suspicion that their good friend was knocking about from place to place, waiting 
for the time when he could return to his own comfortable home without cutting short the 
happy times they were having. When Mr. Wheeler returned, and the old ladies went back, 
it was to a home made brighter, not alone by recollections of the delightful outing they 
had enjoyed, but by a substantial sum of money which he insisted was only a fair equiva- 
lent for the service they had rendered. 

There are many charitable people, many whose hearts go out to those who suffer and 
are in need, but there are few who put themselves to personal inconvenience in order that 
others may be happy and comfortable. 

Instances like the foregoing are many, though this is the only one it seems best to men- 
tion. What he did was done in a manner to attract the least notice to himself, and yet give 
the greatest comfort to those benefited by his generosity. It is only fair to state, however, 
that this trait was inherited, and is one for which the family have been noted for generations, 
though perhaps none ever carried it to finer points than he. 

His charity did not take the form of endowing churches or colleges, nor is it known 
that he gave to foreign missions. He chose to relieve present needs rather than to provide 
for possible needs of the future, and in so doing he many times accomplished both. 

In writing a biography of Mr. Wheeler, one is hampered by the recollection of his 
aversion to having his acts of charity spoken of. Otherwise many things could be mentioned 
that would clearly show the unselfish nature of all his charitable acts. In his own quiet 

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way he sought opportunities of sharing with those less fortunate the benefits wealth had 
bestowed upon him. How many hearts he made happier, and how many burdens he made 
lighter may never be known. His most intimate friends knew only by chance, for he ful- 
filled the injunction, "Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth. " 

If this book had been finished in his day little, if any, mention would have been found 
in it of his long and patient labor upon it, which it is now the writer's happy privilege to 
acknowledge. L V A 


The subject of this mention was a graduate of Dickinson College, Pa., and studied for 
the ministry at Andover Theological Seminary. During the last year of the Civil War he 
was Chaplain of the Sixth Connecticut Regiment, U. S. Volunteers. He had been pastor 
of the First Congregational Church of Derby, Conn., since 1857, and in 1867 he became 
rector of St. James' Church, Fordham, N. Y., remaining there until 1871, when he went to 
Boston as assistant minister in the Green Foundation of Trinity Church, and was in charge 
of St. Mark's Church. In 1874 he became rector of the Church of the Atonement in New York 
City; in 1880 he was made rector of Zion Church, where he remained until this parish was 
merged into that of Zion and St. Timothy. In 1884 Dr. Tiffany was elected Archdeacon 
of New York, from which office he retired in 1902. 

While rector of Zion Church, New York, he married Miss Julia Henrietta Wheeler*"*, 
eldest daughter of Judge Nelson Knox Wheeler and Emily Butler Ogden" 582, his wife. After 
marriage they spent their winters in New York City, and the summers at their residence in 
Sharon, Conn. Dr. Tiffany died at North East Harbor, Me., Aug. 20, 1907. 

1583. Caroline Ogden (Abraham" 5 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Walton, N. Y., July 18, 1817; d. Newport, R. I., Feb. 18, 
1885; 1st m. Sept. 4, 1845, William Edwin Jones, b. Litchfield, Ct., 
May 31, 1817 ; d. Mar. 9, 1851 ; son of Rev. Isaac Jones and Tabitha Lewis, 
his wife; 2d m. New York City, Dec. 12, 1854, Ezra Butler McCagg, 
of Hudson, N.Y., b. Nov. 22, 1825 ; son of Isaac McCagg and Louisa Butler, 
his Wife. CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 33 ): 

2978. [William Ogden Jones, b. Mar. 12, 1847; d. June 27, 1877; m. Alice J. 
\ McKenzie. 

2979. [Caroline Ogden Jones, b. twin, Mar. 12, 1847. 

2980. Mahlon Ogden Jones, b. Jan. 22, 1849; d. June 18, 1900; 1st m. Vera de 

Trofimoff; 2d m. Susanna Frisby Earle. 

2981. Frances Ogden Jones, b. Apr. 19, 1851. 

CHILD— Second Marriage (Chart 33): 

2982. Louis Butler McCagg, b. Apr. 16, 1861; m. Edith E. King. 

1584. Frances Ogden (Abraham 575 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 13, 1824; d. June 20, 1870; m. Oct. 19, 1846, 
Edwin Holmes Sheldon, Esq., b. Dec. 24, 1821; d. Dec. 18, 1890; son of 
Crawford B. Sheldon and Abigail Maxon, his wife. 


€tgl)tl) (feneration 

"Mr. Edwin H. Sheldon, who died on Thursday, Dec. 18, 1890, at the house of his 
niece, 293 Madison Ave., in the sixty-eighth year of his age, was born in Delhi, Delaware Co., 
N. Y. He there studied law in the office of Erastus Root, an eminent lawyer and politician, 
and was admitted to the bar. 

"He married the youngest daughter of Mr. Abraham Ogden, of Walton, N. Y., and in 
1849 removed with her to Chicago, where he became associated with his brother-in-law, 
the late Mr. William B. Ogden, in the large land office still existing under the name of 
Ogden, Sheldon & Co. 

"He always took an active interest in the moral as well as the material interests of 
his adopted city, where his integrity and capability in business brought him into many 
positions of responsibility and trust. 

"His purity of character and good judgment, combined with a genial disposition, and 
refined tastes which gave him unfailing enjoyment in nature and books, made him a delight- 
ful and valued companion." 

He built a beautiful memorial chapel at Delhi, N. Y. (St. John's Prot. Episcopal), as 
a tribute to the worth of his parents. It was dedicated May 23, 1890, by the Bishop of 

CHILDREN (Chart 33): 

2983. Crawford Sheldon, b. July 30, 1847; d. Aug. 29, 1847. 

2984. Edward Bernon Sheldon, b. Jan. 7, 1849; m - J u ly 2 4> 1889, Louisa White- 

house, b. ; dau. of the Rt. Rev. Henry John Whitehouse, Bishop of , 

and his wife. 

2985. Frances Abigail Sheldon, b. June 30, 1852; m. William Fitzhugh 


1585. Hannah Ogden (Isaac 576 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Feb. 14, 1798; d. Feb. 14, 1834; m. No. 1558, Moses Lind- 
sley Ogden. (See No. 1558.) 

1588. Isaac Newton Ogden (Isaac" 6 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 

David 3 , John 1 ), b. July 1, 1804; d. Mar. 22, 1881; m. Eliza Chrisman. 
They were living at Oneonta, N. Y., in 1892. 

CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

2986. Betsy Ogden, b. Sept. 18, 1841; d. Sept. 8, 1869; m. William Holder. 

2987. Abraham A. Ogden, b. 1844; d. Apr. 18, 1871; m. Laura Hotchkiss. 

1589. Charles Stansbury Ogden (Isaac 576 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Walton, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1807 ; d. Deposit, N. Y., July 25, 
1865; m. Delhi, N. Y„ 1828, Phebe Ann Hoyt, b. Ballston Spa, N. Y., 
Sept. 17, 1810; d. Deposit, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1885; dau. of Stephen Hoyt 
and Mary Simpson, his wife. 

They resided at Deposit, N. Y., where Mr. Ogden was a cattle dealer and shipper before 
the Civil War. He was a soldier of that war, and at its close was a physical wreck from the 
hardships and exposures he endured. He never recovered his health. His widow survived 
him twenty years. She was a woman of fine Christian character, and much devoted to the 
large family of daughters she so successfully raised. Both husband and wife were interred 
at Walton, N. Y. 

€tyc €>8tim tfamil£ 

CHILDREN (Chart 4) : 

2988. Mary Simpson Ogden, b. Dec. 25, 1829; d. Mar. 16, 1872; m. Thomas S. Leal. 

2989. Helen M. Ogden, b. Oct. 16, 1831; d. unm. June, 1892. 

2990. Charles Marsh Ogden, b. Sept. 17, 1838; d. Feb. 4, 1849. 

2991. Adelaide B. Ogden, b. Nov. 18, 1841; d. Feb. 6, 1892; m. William H. 


2992. Elizabeth A. Ogden, b. May 16, 1843; m - Temple Emery. 

2993. Julia Maria Ogden, b. Nov. 3, 1845; m. George A. Bisette. 

2994. Isaac T. Ogden, b. May 1, 1848; d. Mar. 9, 1849. 

2995. Lucy Inez Ogden, b. June 4, 1851; m. Calvin Onderdonk. 

2996. Caroline Jones Ogden, b. Apr. 25, 1853; m. Samuel Chadwick. 

1590. Daniel Ogden (Isaac" 6 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. July 7, 1809; d. June 17, 1857; m. Painted Post, N. Y., 1840, 
Savilla Cushing, b. Ithaca, N. Y., 1821; d. Chicago, 111., Feb. 22, 1901; 
dau. of Samuel Cushing and Annis Burnet, his wife. 

After Daniel Ogden's'soo death, his wife lived with her dau., Mrs. John H. Mahon, 
in Chicago, and her sister, Mrs. J. E. Cook, at Bellaire, Mich., where she died. 
CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

2997. Francis Burnet Ogden, b. . 

A few years ago was Supt. of a western railroad. 

2998. Annis Amelia Ogden, b. — — •; m. Rev. Stanton. 

Resides in the West. 

2999. Ellen Eliza Ogden, b. ; m. John H. Mahon, of Chicago. 

3000. Charles Marsh Ogden, b. ; d. . 

Was conductor of train that fell through bridge at Bedford, Ind., several 
years ago, and with many others was killed. 

(No mention of children of above family.) 

1591. Catharine Y. Ogden (Isaac 576 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 19, 181 2; d. Jan. 17, 1862; m. Feb. 28, 1834, 
William H. Graves, b. Jan. 9, 1812; d. Dec, 1893. 

They lived and died in Walton, N. Y. 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

3001. David Ogden Graves, b. Jan., 1835; d. Aug., 1840. 

3002. Henrietta Ogden Graves, b. May 24, 1842; m. June 21, 1861, Lewis Edwin 

Steele, b. Nov. 30, 1841; son of Lewis Steele. 

They have an adopted dau., Helen R. Steele, b. Oct. 28, 1874. 

3003. Savilla Ogden Graves, b. Sept. 2, 1845. 

All of above live at Walton, Delaware Co., N. Y. 

1593. Phebe Stansbury (Eunice Ogden 5 ", John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 1, 1798; d. Mar. 4, 1878; 1st m. Jan. 25, 1816, 

Roswell Riggs Chapman, b. ; d. 1827; 2d m. Nov. 27, 1844, Dr. 

Arius Kilbourne, b. ; d. Sept. 2, 1865. 

digfit]) feneration 

Piiebe (Stansbury, Chapman) Kilbourne "S93 was born in Morristown, N. J., and was an 
only child. In 1810, and when she was 12 years of age, her father sold his farm and invested 
the proceeds in heavily-timbered land near Worthington, O. It was here she was married 
to Roswell R. Chapman, by whom she bore 5 children. Her second husband, Dr. Arius 
Kilbourne. was a dentist, and also of Worthington, but originally from Connecticut. After 
the latter's death she resided with her son, Albert S. Chapman, in Marysville, O., where she 
spent the last two and a half years of her life, dying of dropsy of the heart. She was "a 
highly esteemed member of the Presbyterian Church, and her daily walk verified her Christian 
life. Mrs. Kilbourne was a lady of uncommon vitality, having never been sick a day 
till her last sickness. She was one of the old pioneers who witnessed the turning of the 
wilderness into civilized cultivation." 

CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 27): 

3004. John Ogden Chapman, b. 181 7; d. ; 1st m. Mary Woodruff; 2d m. 

Augusta Fenn. 

In 1893, was living in Metz, Jasper Co., la. 
He had 6 children by 1st m. and 3 by 2d m. 

3005. Ann Eliza Chapman, b. ; d. ; m. Peter Goble. 

In 1893, she was living in Tulare, Cal. 

3006. Albert S. Chapman, b. Apr. 26, 1823; m. May 6, 1845, Evaline N. Couch, 

b. Nov. 20, 1821; d. Aug. 30, 1892. 

He resides at Marysville, O., where he owns a planing mill. He also 
has a farm of 482 a. about 20 m. distant, which is in charge of a grandson. 

He has had 3 children. 

3007. Mary Chapman, b. ; m. Haas. 

3008. Delia Chapman, b. ; m. Apson. 

1594. Ann Catharine Campfield (Eliza Ogden 5 ' 9 , John 232 , David 62 , 

Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Dec. 27, 1810; d. ; 1st m. Nov. 14, 1830, 

Amasa Kneeland Jeffries, b. 1807; d. ; 2d m. May 28, 1841, Rev. 

Luke Colby, b. Feb. 19, 1804; d. Oct. 9, 1886. 

CHILD— First Marriage (Chart 27): 

3009. Kneeland Amasa Jeffries, b. Oct. 9, 1831; d. May 2, 1863; m. Alice Maria 

Kimball. They had 2 children. 

1595. William Ogden Campfield (Eliza Ogden" 9 , John 232 , David 62 , 
Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mentz, N. Y., June 28, 1813; d. NewMilford, 

111., Jan. 31, 1856; m. 1837, Henrietta Stanford, b. ; d. Jan. 23, 


He resided at Rockford, 111., where he was a merchant and farmer. 
CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

3010. Eliza Ogden Campfield, b. circa 1838; d. Dec. 24, 1869. 

3011. Laura Stanford Campfield, b. May 12, 1842; d. May 2, 1895; m. Sept. 27, 

1864, Adam McGlashan. 

They resided at Rockford, 111. 

3012. William Bradford Campfield, b. Aug. 25, 1844; m. Sept. 10, 1879, Jane 

Thompson. (No children mentioned.) 


Wqt £DgDcn family 

3013. George Kneeland Campfield, b. Mar. 20, 1847; m. Dec. 24, 1874, Mary L. 

Rowley. They had 6 children. 

3014. Flora Janet Campfield, b. May 10, 1851; m. Nov. 29, 1871, James M. Green. 

They reside at Rockford, 111. 

(No children mentioned.) 
3013. Ella Ann Campfield, b. . 

1597. John Gregory Ogden (William 580 , John 232 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 

David 3 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 20, 1828; m. 1851, Ann I. Cogswell, b. ; d. 

Mar., 1873. 

He was born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., and after marriage removed to Kansas. 
CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

3016. Phebe Ogden, b. 1852; d. i860. 

3017. William Ogden, b. 1854. 

3018. Howard G. Ogden, b. 1861. 

1598. Henry Bell (Esther Ogden 581 , David 233 , David 02 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. May 14, 1795; d. Sept. 14, 1829; m. Mary Budd. 

CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

3019. Esther Bell, b. Mar. 30, 1820; m. July 4, 1839, John W. Rommells. 

(No children named.) 

3020. William Henry Bell, b. Sept. 15, 1823; d. July 30, i860. 

3021. Mary Louisa Bell, b. Sept. 21, 1825. 

1599. James Bell (Esther Ogden 581 , David 233 , David 02 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 1, 1797; d. Dec. 16, 1831; m. June 12, 1828, Ann 
Maria Whippy, b. ; d. 1888. 

CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

3022. Josephine Bell, b. Mar. 25, 1829; d. Nov. 7, 1893; m. Aug. 2, 1848, Asa P. 

Harris. (No children mentioned.) 

3023. James Henry Bell, b. Aug. 12, 1831; d. May 8, 1832. 

1600. William Holly Bell (Esther Ogden 581 , David 233 , David 02 , 
Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 11, 1800; d. June 29, 1871; m. May 11, 
1822, Harriet Matilda Griffin, b. Apr. 5, 1803; d. Nov. 8, 1825. 

CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

3024. Samuel Peters Bell, b. Aug. 8, 1823; d. June 4, 1892; m. Apr. 18, 1855, Lydia 

Seabury, b. Nov. 27, 1833. 

They had 7 children. 

3025. Harriet Matilda Griffin Bell, b. Apr. 17, 1825; d. June 4, 1856; m. Sept. 

14, 1853, George Augustus Wasson. 

(No children mentioned.) 


di%l)t\) dffencratfon 

1602. Huldah Bell (Esther Ogden 581 , David 233 , David 63 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 18, 1805; d. July 23, 1886; m. Jan. 17, 1838, 
Robert Laidlaw, b. Aug. 4, 1798; d. Apr. 16, 1862. 
CHILDREN (Chart 27): 

3026. Henry Bell Laidlaw, b. Dec. 25, 1838; m. June 10, 1863, Elizabeth Carter 

Onderdonk, b. Sept. 26, 1841. 

(All the foregoing data of the Bell family were forwarded by him, and 
from office of Laidlaw & Co., 14 Wall St., New York.) 
They have had 9 children. 

3027. Charles Edward Laidlaw, b. Mar. 21, 1841 ; m. Oct. 11, 1865, Mariella James, 

b. ; d. Feb. 23, i8Sg. 

They had 7 children. 

1606. Sarah Coit (Sarah Ogdens* 2 , David 233 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1807; d. Feb. 12, 1892; m. Apr. 12, 1839, Dr. Elisha 
L. Avery, b. 1799; d. Aug. 3, 1879; son of John William Avery and Sarah 
Fairchild, his wife. 

The Averys are wool brokers and commission merchants, under firm name of Mauger 
& Avery, with houses in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Chicago. Dr. 
Elisha L. Avery was a practising physician in Brooklyn, and was the author of a number 
of medical works. His wife, Sarah (Coit) Aveev 6 " 6 , kindly furnished much data concerning 
her family. 

CHILDREN (Chart 28): 

3028. Sarah Coit Avery, b. Apr. 12, 1842; m. Dec. 25, 1865, Dr. John Lester Keep, 

b. Mar. 18, 1S38. 

Dr. J. L. Keep was born in New Haven, Conn. He is a graduate of 
Hahnemann Medical College., Phila., and afterward of the New York 
Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital. He was Surgeon in the 13th 
N. Y. Reg't in 1868, being the first Homoeopathic physician ever commis- 
sioned in the state of N. Y. In 1883 he was honored with a special com- 
mission as Colonel for long and faithful service. His specialty was diseases 
of the eye, ear, and kidneys. 

They have had 4 children. 

3029. Ogden Avery, b. 1844; d. Nov., 1845. 

3030. Charles French Avery, b. Mar. 25, 1847; m. Nov. 12, 1877, Florence Ade- 

laide Topping, b. Oct. 8, 1850. 

He is member of the firm of Mauger & Avery, wool brokers, etc., New 
York, Boston, Phila., Providence, and Chicago. 
They have 5 children. 

3031. Harriet Avery, b. 1850; d. Oct., 1852. 

1608. Joseph Burnet (Huldah T. Ogden 383 , David 233 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Jan. 23, 1793; d. Aug. 27, 1862; m. Jan. 21, 1818, 
Jane Havens, dau. of Jeremiah Havens and Bethia Youngs, his wife. 

They resided in Schoharie Co., N. Y. 

Ctye £)gDeu family 

CHILDREN (Chart 28): 

3032. Mary Ann Burnet, b. Sept. 24, 1818; d. Oct. 7, 1890; m. George Champlin. 

(No further record.) 

3033. Jane E. Burnet, b. Nov. 3, 1819; d. 1900; m. Edmond Brand. 

(No further record.) 

3034. Joseph Ogden Burnet, b. Mar. 24, 1823; d. Aug. 9, 1872. 

3035. David Halsey Burnet, b. Apr. 15, 1827; 1st m. Angeline Hadcock; 2d m. 

Emma — — . (No further record.) 

3036. George Harcus Burnet, b. May 12, 1830; d. 1899; m. Keziah Beverly. 

They had 6 children. 

3037. Huldah E. Burnet, b. Apr. 24, 1832; m. William Bear. 

They had 1 child. 

3038. Jeremiah Youngs Burnet, b. May 25, 1834; d. Nov. 21, 1893; ist m - 1857 , 

Olive A. Smith, b. Aug. 18, 1835; d. Oct. 13, 1876; 2d m. La Moille, 111., 
1877, Ellen E. Kane, b. Sept. 4, 1844; dau. of George Kane and Mary 
Brown, his wife. 

There were 3 children by ist m. and 1 child by 2d m. 

3039. Charles William Burnet, b. July 12, 1837; d. July 27, 1840. 

1609. Phebe Burnet (Huldah T. Ogden 583 , David 233 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 27, 1795; d. Aug. 18, 183 1; m. Horace Pitcher. 

CHILDREN (Chart 28): 

3040. Joseph Pitcher, b. ; d. ; m. Maria Hanny. 

They had 3 children. 

3041. Harriet Pitcher, b. ; d. ; m. Lewis Shelmadine. 

They had 8 children. 

3042. Esther Pitcher, b. ; d. . 

3043. Phebe Pitcher, b. ; d. ; m. ■ Boyington. 

1 610. Mariah Burnet (Huldah T. Ogden 583 , David 233 , David 62 , 
Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 2, 1797; d. Oct. 6, 1864; m. Jacob 
Burnet. children (Chart 28): 

3044. Samantha Burnet, b. ; d. ; m. John Spencer. 

3045. Caroline Burnet, b. ; d. ; m. Jonathan Dibble. 

3046. Halsey Burnet, b. ; d. . 

161 2. Elizabeth Halsey Burnet (Huldah T. Ogden 583 , David 233 , 

David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 4, 1803; d. ; m. Asa 

HEATH. CHILDREN (Chart 28): 

3047. Ashbel Heath, b. ; d. . 

3048. Naomi Heath, b. ; d. ; m. ■ Willis. 

They had 1 dau. 

3049. Loanda Heath, b. ; d. ; m. Lord. 

They had 2 children. 

3050. Aliva Heath, b. ; d. . 

3051. Matilda Heath, b. ; d. ; m. Bacher. 

They had 1 dau. 

CtpJM feneration 

1613. Esther Burnet (Huldah T. Ogden 583 , David"", David 62 , 
Thomas 12 , David 5 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 18, 1805; d. Feb. 3, 1882; m. Ana- 
nias Gump. CHILDREN (Chart s8) : 

3052. Ananias Gump, Jr., b. ; d. ; m. Anna Crepeer. 

They had 6 children. 

3053. Willard Gump, b. ; d. ; m. Lines. 

They had i son. 

3054. Joseph Gump, b. ; d. ; m. Cynthia Atchinson. 

They had i son. 

3055. Hester Ann Gump, b. ; d. ; m. Truman Cook. 

They had 5 children. 

3056. Huldah Gump, b. ; d. ; m. David Reed. 

They had 5 children. 

3057. Salina Gump, b. ; d. . 

3058. Marvin Gump, b. ; d. . 

1 614. Hannah Burnet (Huldah T. Ogden 383 , David 2 ", David 62 , 
Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 28, 1807; d. Mar. 5, 1884; m. Eben 

JUDD. CHILDREN (Chart 28): 

3059. Hannah Judd, b. ; d. ; m. Joseph Long. 

They had 4 children. 

3060. Phebe Judd, b. ; d. ; m. Philip Mead. 

3061. Louisa Judd, b. ; d. ; m. Herbert Place. 

They had 1 son. 

3062. Ruth Judd, b. ; d. . 

3063. Malora Judd, b. ; d. . 

1615. George Ogden Burnet (Huldah T. Ogden 583 , David 233 , David 62 , 
Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 31, 1809; d. Dec. 31, 1891; m. Ann Orr. 

CHILDREN (Chart 28): 

3064. Lorenzo Burnet, b. ; d. ; m. Alvina Smith. 

They had 1 son. 

3065. Ann Burnet, b. ; d. ; m. Hiram Rifenbark. 

3066. Herman Burnet, b. ; d. ; m. Lucinda Nellis. 

They had 5 children. 

1 61 7. Sally Ann Burnet (Huldah T. Ogden 583 , David 233 , David 62 , 
Thomas 12 , David 3 , John"), b. Oct. 24, 1814; d. Mar. 27, 1893; m. Philo 
Sweet. CHILD (Chart 28) : 

3067. Philo Burnet Sweet, b. ; m. Elizabeth Vroman. 

1 62 1. Ethelbert Ogden (John 385 , David 233 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 10, 1820; m. Apr. 8, 1847, Elizabeth Jones, b. 
Apr. 6, 1830. 

They reside in Deposit, Delaware Co., N. Y. 

C^e €)gt)w tfamtl? 

CHILDREN (Chart 4) : 

3068. Charles E. Ogden, b. Mar. 24, 1848; d. May 22, 1849. 

3069. Elizzie Ogden, b. Feb. 12, 1850; d. Jan. 16, 1881; m. Horace J. Hull. 

3070. Frederick H. Ogden, b. Jan. 30, 1855; d. Dec. 22, 1856. 

3071. William B. Ogden, b. June 4, 1865; d. Nov. 4, 1872. 

3072. Gurnie James Ogden, b. May 24, 1869; m. Oct. 6, 1891, Eva Cannon, b. Sept. 

10, 1871. 

(No mention of children.) 

1626. Sarah E. Ogden (John s8 s, David 2 ", David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. May 31, 1829; m. Nov. 20, 1850, John G. Austin, b. June 27, 
1825; d. July 18, 1897. 

John G. Austin was born at Deposit, N. Y., where he continued to reside until about 
twenty years before his death, when he removed to Hallstead, Pa. He was an active mem- 
ber of the Meth. Epis. Church of Hallstead, was ever faithful to his religious duties, and died 
while leading a meeting of the Epworth League. Seeing he was about to fall, he was assisted 
to a seat, when it was discovered he was dead. 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

3073. Jennie E. Austin, b. Dec. 23, 1853; d. Nov. 20, 1863. 

3074. Emma M. Austin, b. Sept. 20, 1855. 

3075. Ella Austin, b. July 27, 1857; m. Thomas Vail. 

3076. Ida M. Austin, b. June 28, 1859; d. May 4, 1872. 

3077. Herbert B. Austin, b. Jan. 6, 1862; d. June 17, 1896; m. Ella E. Dayton. 

3078. Charles H. Austin, b. Jan. 1, 1864. 

3079. Kate M. Austin, b. May 28, 1865; m. Charles Hoffman. 

3080. Frank T. Austin, b. Oct. 3, 1869; d. Oct. 17, 1896. 

He was instantly killed at Clark Summit on the D. L. & W. R. R. 

1627. Emily Lusk Ogden (John s8s , David 233 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 8, 1831; m. June 19, 1856, Albert P. Miner, b. 
Jan. 11, 1830. 

They reside in Deposit, N. Y. 

CHILD (Chart 4): 

3081. Clinton Sherman Miner, b. June 19, 1863. 

1628. Hannah M. Ogden (Johns 83 , David 233 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 30, 1834; m. Apr. 12, 1854, John A. Mastin, 
b. 1828; d. May 19, 1863. 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

3082. Charles Edwin Mastin, b. May 6, 1856. 

3083. Fred. Ogden Mastin, b. Oct. 2, 1857. 

3084. Laura Mastin, b. Mar. 1, i860; m. Apr. 7, 1886, Charles T. Edick. 

Son: Charles Henry EDiCK3°84 a , b. Apr. 20, 1887. 

crtgl)tl) ©cneratfon 

1629. Phebe E. Ogden (John 5 * 5 , David 233 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. May 31, 1837; m. Nov. 14, 1866, Aaron B. Daniels, b. Feb. 21, 
1817; d. Sept. 1, 1889. 

They resided in Danville, 111. 

CHILDREN (Chart 34): 

3085. James Edwin Daniels, b. Oct. 29, 1867; d. Oct. 24, 1870. 

3086. Charles H. Daniels, b. Mar. 25, 1869. 

3087. Willard J. Daniels, b. Oct. 3, 1S72. 

3088. Arthur Ogden Daniels, b. June 20, 1874. 

3089. Irwin Burr Daniels, b. Apr. 16, 1876. 

3090. Leslie R. Daniels, b. Oct. 31, 1880. 

1630. John William Ogden (George s87 , David 233 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Oct. 1, 1839; d. Oct. 17, 1903; m. Aug. 18, 1862, Ann 
Eliza Markland, b. Aug. 27, 1843; dau. of James F. Markland and Eliza 
Poole, his wife. 

John William Ogdeni63° resided in Newark, N. J., and was a commercial traveller. 
He was a soldier in the Civil War, serving in Co. D, 13th N. J. Vols. 
CHILDREN (Chart 4): 

3091. George Fowler Ogden, b. Aug. 16, 1865; m. Evelyn Isador Provost. 

3092. Charles Bell Ogden, b. June 23, 1869; m. Hattie Anna Lynch. 

3093. (Laura E. Ogden, b. Sept. 3, 1874. 

3094. (Mabel Ogden, b. twin, Sept. 3, 1874; d. Aug. 12, 1876. 

1693. AgurLindsley Ogden (Charles 607 , Stephen 236 , David 62 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 5, 1805; d. Apr. 21, 1872; m. Nov. 22, 1826, 
Deborah Tompkins, b. June 8, 1807; d. Sept. 16, 1898; dau. of Jacob 
Tompkins and Mary Goble, his wife. 

Agur Lindsley Ogden'Sm was a farmer and resided near Morristown, N. J., all his life. 
CHILD (Chart 4): 

3095. Jacob Tompkins Ogden, b. June 28, 1842; d. Jan. 1, 1902; m. Phebe C. Bedell. 

1726. Henry Wisner Ogden (Oliver W. 6l °, Jonathan 230 , Stephen 64 , 
Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Apr. 4, 1809; d. 1852; m. Feb. 17, 1840, 
Louisa M. Losey, b. May 4, 1822 ; dau. of Israel Losey and Bethia Hinds, 
his wife. 

Henry Wisner Ogden" 26 was a farmer, and resided at "Barnet Hall," at New Ger- 
mantown, N. J., the home of his immediate ancestors. After his death, his widow, with her 
sister, Miss Harriet Losey, opened a boarding house, long and favorably known as the 
"Losey House," on Mount Kemble Ave., Morristown, N. J. They were both estimable 
ladies, were active in church work, and exerted a beneficent influence upon all with whom 
they came in contact. A few years since they retired from active life to enjoy a well-earned 


€^e £>gDen family 

CHILDREN (Chart 5) : 

3096. Mary Wayne Ogden, b. Mar. 6, 1842; d. Feb. 27, i860. 

3097. Elizabeth Ogden, b. Jan. 8, 1844; d. Apr. 10, 1844. 

3098. Laura Eliza Ogden, b. June 14, 1845; d. July 14, 1851. 

3099. Frank Ogden, b. Nov. 8, 1851; d. Jan. 25, 1859. 

1729. Laura E. Ogden (Oliver W. 619 , Jonathan 239 , Stephen 64 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 19, 1821; d. Apr. 16, 1864; m. June, 1841, Col. 
John C. Rafferty, b. Dec. 29, 1816; d. Dec. 31, 1880; son of Rev. William 
Rafferty, D.D., Pres. St. John's College, Annapolis, Md., and Julietta 
Turner, his wife. 

They resided at the ancestral home, "Barnet Hall," near New Germantown, N. J. 

Col. John C. Rafferty was a prominent man in political life, and occupied several 
offices. He was not a military man, his title being an honorary one. 

Laura E. (Ogden) Rafferty" t*<> was remarkable for beauty of person and character. 
She highly adorned the positions which she held in life, and was universally esteemed. 
CHILDREN (Chart 35): 

3100. Col. William Augustus Rafferty, b. Feb. 16, 1842; d. Sept. 13, 1902; m. 

Dec. 6, 1890, Rosetta Ezekiel. 

He was a military man, and at the time of his death was Colonel of 
the 5th Cavalry, U. S. Army. A dispatch from Manila under date of Sept. 
14, 1902, says: "Manila, Sept. 14. Colonel William A. Rafferty, of the 
Fifth Cavalry, died at San Felipe yesterday from injuries sustained by a 
fall a week ago yesterday. General Chaffee was at his bedside when he 
expired. Col. Rafferty's body will be sent home on the U. S. army trans- 
port Logan." 

He had a son, born Mar. 6, 1892, name not known. 

3101. Mary Wisner Rafferty, b. ; m. Van Horn. 

3102. Anna Madeline Rafferty, b. Apr. 16, 1850; d. May 23, 1889; m. George H. 


3103. Capt. Ogden Rafferty, U. S. A., b. ; m. Mary White. 

Ogden Rafferty3i°3 was in Manila, Apr., 1900. The catalogue 
of Columbia College, New York, has the following: "Ogden Rafferty 
(U. S. A.) A. B. Coll. N. J. 1882. Capt. & Asst. Surgeon U. S. A. Care 
Surgeon General U. S. A. Washington, D. C. " 

1730. Eliza Ogden (Elias 623 , Jonathan 239 , Stephen 64 , Thomas", 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Port Gibson, Miss., Feb. 23, 1829; 1st m. 1845, Robert 
Lee Campbell, of Va. ; 2d m. May 8, 1850, William M. W. Cochran, 
b. ; d. Nov. ii, 1859; 3dm. Oct. 15, 1881, Col. O. H.Violet, U. S. A. 

Eliza (Ogden, Campbell, Cochran) Violet 1 '3° was the dau. of Dr. Elias Ogden623, 
a prominent physician of Natchez, Miss. She was married in Natchez to R. L. Campbell, 
a gentleman of Virginia, who died in a few months. She secondly married W. M. W. 
Cochran, a Scotchman, and bore him three children while residing in Natchez, where Mr. 
Cochran died in 1859. Her third husband was Col. O. H. Violet, whom she married in 
1881 in Denver, Col.; in 1892, he was stationed in Oklahoma. 


€igl)tl) feneration 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 5): 

3104. William L. Cochran, b. Jan. 28, 1851. 

3105. Robert Cochran, b. Oct. 23, 1854. 

3106. Wayne Ogden Cochran, b. Aug. 8, 1859. 

1733. John Routh Ogden (Elias 623 , Jonathan 2 ", Stephen 64 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Natchez, Miss., Jan. 8, 1837; d. New York, Mar. 27, 
1900; m. Natchez, Nov. 19, 1863, Josephine E. Marshall, b. Natchez, 
Mar. 20, 1843 ; dau. of Levin R. Marshall and Sarah Elliot, his wife. 

John R. Ogden '733 resided in Natchez, Miss., until all but the youngest of his children 
were born, when he removed north and settled at Bartow-on-the-Sound, Westchester Co., 
N. Y. He was a banker in New York City, being member of the firm of Morehead & Ogden, 
4S Exchange Place. 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

3107. John R. Ogden, Jr., b. Natchez, Miss., Feb. 26, 1866; m. Phila., June 5, 1899, 

Adelaide (Wattson) Porter, dau. of Thomas Brown Wattson, and wid. of 
Horace Marshall Porter, son of Gen. Horace Porter, U. S. A., at one time 
Ambassador to Paris. 

3108. Charlotte Surget Ogden, b. Jan. 12, 1868; m. Edward N. Dickerson. 

3109. Sara Devereaux Ogden, b. Nov. 26, 1872. 

31 10. Mary Marshall Ogden, b. Sept. 2, 1874. 

3111. Josephine Ella Ogden, b. Oct. 28, 1880. 

1734. Mary R. Ogden (Elias 623 , Jonathan 239 , Stephen 6 - 4 , Thomas 12 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 2, 1840; m. Nov. 23, 1864, Philip Clayton Pen- 
dleton, b. Apr. 16, 1839; son of Philip Pendleton. 

Philip Clayton Pendleton descended from an English family which originally came 
from Norwich, Eng. They settled in Virginia, and many men of marked ability among 
them have taken prominent part in public affairs of both state and nation. One of them 
was Gen. Alexander Hamilton's second in his duel with Aaron Burr. Philip Clayton 
Pendleton resides at Berkeley Springs, W. Va. 

CHILDREN (Chart 33): 

3112. Madelin Routh Pendleton, b. Oct. 8, 1865; d. Oct. 4, 1870 

31 13. Virginia Ogden Pendleton, b. Dec. 6, 1866. 

3114. Annie Ogden Pendleton, b. June 17, 1868; d. June 18, 186S. 

3 1 1 5. John Kennedy Pendleton, b. Dec. 26, 1871. 

1738. Eleanor Covert (Harriet Ogden 627 , Nathaniel 241 , Stephen 64 , 

Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Nov. 15, 1814; d. ; m. Dec. 8, 1831, 

John Winne, of Albany, N. Y. 

CHILD (Chart 28): 

3 1 16. Ellen Winne, b. ; m. Henry Watson. 

They reside at Buffalo, N. Y. 

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€t)e €>gtien family 

1740. Hoffman Covert (Harriet Ogden 627 , Nathaniel 241 , Stephen 64 , 

Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Albany, N. Y., Mar. 11, 1820; d. ; m. 

Nov. 2, 1843, Hannah Maria Lewis, b. 1819; d. ; dau. of Jacob 

Lewis and Elizabeth Cary, his wife. 

Hoffman Covert"74o and wife resided at Albany, N. Y., until 1886, when they removed 
to Ocean Grove, N. J. CHILDREN (Chart 28) : 

3117. William Ogden Covert, b. Apr. 16, 1845; d. Mar. 9, 1848. 

3118. Daniel Colburn Covert, b. July 7, 1847; m - Mar - 2 5. l868 . Jennie Hoysradt. 

They have 3 children. 

1743. Elizabeth Ogden Covert (Harriet Ogden 627 , Nathaniel 241 , 
Stephen 64 , Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 12, 1826; m. July 30, 1845, 
Frederick W. Pratt, b. May 30, 1819. 

They reside in Evanston, 111. 

CHILDREN (Chart 28): 

31 19. Frederick J. Pratt, b. July 15, 1846. 

3120. Harriet Ogden Pratt, b. Nov. 20, 1850; m. Nov. 14, 1872, George Robinson 

Jenkins. They have 3 children. 

3121. William H. Pratt, b. May 14, 1853. 

3122. Henry Watson Pratt, b. Dec. 7, 1864. 
3123;. Elizabeth A. Pratt, b. Dec. 19, 1870. 

1747. Nathaniel Ogden (Oliver B. 63 °, Nathaniel 241 , Stephen 64 , 
Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 13, 1827 ;'m. Jan. 1, 1849, Marianne 
Holdridge, b. Sept. 27, 1824. 

Nathaniel Ogden'747 resides in Chatham, N. Y., and is a painter by trade. 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 
3124. Inez A. Ogden, b. Feb. 20, 1854; d. Nov. 20, 1877; m. 1871, W. H. Mesick. 

(No mention of children.) 
3125.. Ernest N. Ogden, b. June 3, 1856. 

1748. Almira Woodbridge Ogden (Oliver B. 63 °, Nathaniel 241 , Ste- 
phen 64 , Thomas", David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 29, 1833; m. Dec. 22, 1861, 
Dr. John P. Whitbeck, b. July 22, 1829. 

They reside in New York City. 

CHILDREN (Chart 33): 

3126. Emma A. Whitbeck, b. Sept. 29, 1862. 

3127. Lois O. Whitbeck, b. Aug. 12, 1864; m. L. H. Crowley. 

3128. Henrietta Mead Whitbeck, b. May 3, 1865. 

3129. John Perry Whitbeck, b. May 12, 1866. 


diqfotl) tiPcncratfon 

1749. Samuel Taylor Ogden (Oliver B. 630 , Nathaniel 241 , Stephen 6 - 1 , 
Thomas 12 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 1, 1835; d. Apr. 20, 1885; m. Sept. 6, 
1857, Delia Bradshaw Cushing, b. May 12, 1836. 

They reside in Troy, N. Y. 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

3130. Oliver Barnet Ogden, b. Mar. 12, i860; m. Margaret Norton. 

3131. Samuel Taylor Ogden, Jr., b. Oct. 24, 1861; m. Mary Devlin. 

3132. John Perry Whitbeck Ogden, b. June 24, 1866; m. Bridget Delanthy. 

3133. Mary Lois Ogden, b. July 20, 1868; m. John Henry Martin. 

3134. Almira Whitbeck Ogden, b. Feb. 12, 1870; m. Frederick Wagner. 

3135. Emily Louisa Ogden, b. Aug. 19, 1872; m. 1S91, Louis Heintz. 

(No mention of children.) 

3136. Elizabeth W. Ogden, b. Oct. 29, 1874; d. Dec, 1874. 

3137. Charles Edward Buffington Ogden, b. May 1, 1878. 

1767. Aaron Ogden (Samuel 735 , John 262 , Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Newark, N. J., Sept. 23, 1802; d. Ligonier, Ind., Jan. 6, 1890; 
1st m. Sept. 11, 1823, Mary Magdalen Hawkins, b. Westmoreland, Pa., 
Apr. 5, 1805; d. Oct. 17, 1854; dau. of Daniel Hawkins and Rachel Lyon, 
his wife; 2d m. Feb. 14, 1855, Mrs. Hannah (McDaniel) Stites, b. Apr. 1, 
1832 ; dau. of Daniel and Salome McDaniel, and wid. of Stites. 

The first wife is buried beside her husb. at Ligonier, Ind. The second wife was living 
at same place in 1897. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 5) : 

3138. John H. Ogden, b. Nov. 8, 1826; 1st m. Mary McLean; 2d m. Hannah Bailey. 

3139. Samuel P. Ogden, b. May 2, 1828; d. unm. Dec. 4, 1858. 

3140. Susan Ogden, b. . 

3141. Harris D. Ogden, b. . 

3142. Jacob Ogden, b. . 

3143. (Charles Wesley Ogden, b. July 4, 1835; m. Mary Ann Souder. 

3144. (Mary E. Ogden, b. twin, July 4, 1835. 

3145. Adaline Ogden, b. Mar. 12, 1837; m. Henry D. Harsh. 

3146. Sarah A. Ogden, b. Jan. 22, 1839; m. Henry P. Smith. 

3147. William A. Ogden, b. Oct. 10, 1840; m. Virginia R. Headington. 

3148. Abigail Ogden, b. June 5, 1842; m. Feb. 25, 1879, D. L. June, b. Apr. 21, 1S17; 

d. May 27, 1883. 

She resides at Portland, Oregon. 

3149. Rachel Ogden, b. Apr. 4, 1844; m. Sept. 24, 1866, D. S. June, b. Mar. 8, 1843. 

They reside at Fremont, O. 

3150. David Ogden, b. . 

3151. Sophia Ogden, b. . 

3152. George W. Ogden, b. Dec. 4, 1847; m - Margaret R. Dutcher. 

CHILDREN— Second Marriage (Chart 5) : 

3153. Albert S. Ogden, b. Dec. 15, 1855. 

3154. Melvin H. Ogden, b. Sept. 13, 1857. 


C^e £>Qt)cn family 

3155. Ella N. Ogden, b. . 

3156. Salome Ogden, b. Nov. 14, i860; m. William Knapenburger. 

They reside at Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Child: Fay Knapenburger3I56*. 

1770. Joseph Alson Ogden (Samuel" 5 , John 262 , Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 3, 1809; d. Mar. 18, 1882; m. Rebecca Souder, 
b. Mar. 3, 1815; d. Feb. 27, 1896; dau. of Jonas and Barbara Souder. 

Joseph Alson Ogden"? resided at Gahanna, O., and was a blacksmith by trade. 
CHILDREN (Chart 5) : 

3157. Sarah Ogden, b. July 24, 1840; d. Apr. 15, 1862. 

3158. Eliza Ogden, b. Sept. 14, 1841; d. Feb. 9, 1873; m. John Rhodes. 

3159. John Ogden, b. Aug. 21, 1843; m. Amanda A. Park. 

3160. Abraham Ogden, b. Nov. 3, 1845; d. May 6, 1873. 

3161. Simeon Ogden, b. Aug. 5, 1847; d. Sept. 5, 1870. 

3162. Mary Ogden, b. Feb. 6, 1850; d. May 22, 1862. 

3163. Aaron Ogden, b. Jan. 10, 1S52; m. Elizabeth Greene. 

Children: Rosalie Ogden3i°3 s ; Joe Ogden3i63\ 

3164. Abigail Ogden, b. Oct. 18, 1853; m. K. S. Mann. 

Children: Ella Mann3i°4»; Lydia Mann3i°4 d . 

3165. Rufus Elmer Ogden, b. Jan. 1, 1857; m. Louisa Lamb. 

1774. Samuel Ogden, Jr. (Samuel 735 , John 262 , Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Gahanna, O., Oct. 26, 1818; d. Chili, Ind., Feb. 13, 1876; 
1st m. Sally Mills, b. Blacklick, O., Mar. 6, 1823; d. Sept. 12, 1858; dau. 

of Michael Mills and Hannah Larkin, his wife; 2d m. Williams, 

dau. of Swaine Williams. 

Samuel Ogden, Jr. '774, was a farmer and resided on the homestead near Gahanna, O., 
until 1863, when he removed to Chili, Ind., where he died and is buried in Chili Cemetery. 
CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 5): 

3166. Hannah Ogden, b. Sept. 24, 1844; d. Jan. 16, 1881; 1st m. 1868, F. McCauley; 

2d m. Joseph Townsend. 

(No further record or mention of children.) 

3167. Henry Ogden, b. Sept. 7, 1846; m. 1867, Mary E. Gilbert. 

3168. David K. Ogden, b. Jan. 16, 1849; m. 1869, Elizabeth Bish. 

3169. George Ogden, b. May 7, 1851; d. Aug. 3, 1888; m. 1871, Sarah Decker. 

(No further record of 3 above children.) 

3170. Rachel Ogden, b. Dec. 11, 1853; d. 1861. 

3171. Mary Ann Ogden, b. Nov. 13, 1856. 

3172. Addie Ogden, b. July 1, 1865. 

3173. Celia Ogden, b. Mar. 2, 1S66; m. 1887, George Fonts. 

1775. Samuel Farrand Ogden (Aaron 738 , John 262 , Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. June 1, 1806; d. Mar. 6, 1835; m. Hyle Mitchell. 

They resided in Morris Co., N. J., where they occupied a farm. 

(Siqfytl) feneration 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

3174. Charles Farrand Ogden, b. Dec. 6, 1832; 1st m. Margaret Farrand; 2d m. 

Susan M. Condit. 

3175. Ann Rebecca Ogden, b. Nov. 18, 1833; m. Thomas O. Smith. 

3176. Mary Josephine Ogden, b. July 22, 1835; m. Stephen H. Condit. 

1778. Mary Caroline Ogden (Aaron" 8 , John 262 , Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. Parsippany, N. J., Sept. 24, 1813; d. Andover, Mass., 
Jan. 28, 1873; m. May 9, 1838, Aaron Pierson, b. Orange, N. J., Feb. 28, 
1811; d. Hartford, Conn., Aug. 10, 1863; son of Dr. Isaac Pierson and 
Nancy Crane, his wife, of Orange, N. J. 

Aaron Pierson was a merchant in Hartford, Conn. 
CHILDREN (Chart 35): 

3177. John Ogden Pierson, b. Dec. 9, 1S39; d. 1890; 1st m. Lucy Lewis; 2d m. 

Emily D. Chickering. 
317s. Stephen Condit Pierson, b. Nov. 18, 1 841; 1st m. Hannah P. Latimer; 2dm. 
Mina H. Glazier. 

3179. Isaac Pierson, b. Aug. 11, 1843; ist m - Sarah Elizabeth Dyer; 2d m. Flora 

J. Hale. 

3180. Elizabeth Benedict Pierson, b. Feb. 1, 1845. 

She was a missionary to China for 9 years, and is now living, unmarried, 
at Meriden, Conn. She was the author of the " Pierson Genealogy." 

1779. John Ogden (Aaron 738 , John 262 , Samuel 65 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Oct. 13, 1817; d. July 16, 1885; in. Frances E. Ford (85 yrs. 
old, 1903), dau. of Rev. John Ford, of Parsippany, N. J. 

John Ogden'77s> was a farmer at Troy Hills, near Parsippany, N. J., and occupied the 
old homestead of his fathers, which is still standing. 

CHILDREN (Chart 5) : 

3181. Caroline R. Ogden, b. Aug. 12, 1844; m. George Gould, of Montclair, N. J. 

(They have no children.) 

3182. Mary Isabella Ogden, b. Apr. 8, 1848. Single. 

3183. Susan Elizabeth Ogden, b. July 16, 1851; m. Phineas Farrand. 

1782. Thomas Ogden Woodruff (Elizabeth Ogden 747 , Thomas 26s , 
Samuel 69 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1804; d. circa 1889; m. Hannah 


3184. Mary Woodruff, b. ; m. John Atchison. 

3185. Ann Eliza Woodruff, b. ; m. Anthony Kunick 

3186. John Woodruff, b. ; m. Delia Sheridan. 

3187. Lysander Woodruff, b. . 

31S8. Alexander Woodruff, b. . 

3189. Herman Woodruff, b. ; m. Williams. 


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3190. Esther Woodruff, b. . 

3191. Rebecca Woodruff, b. ; m. Joseph Tilly. 

3192. Thomas Woodruff, b. ; m. Sarah . 

3193. Hannah Woodruff, b. . 

1783. Benjamin Woodruff (Elizabeth Ogden 747 , Thomas 265 , Samuel 69 , 
Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 20, 1806; d. Aug. 20, 1887; m. Mar. 14, 
1829, Jemima Freeman, b. June 30, 1810; d. May 22, 1889; dau. of Samuel 
Freeman and Sarah Ward, his wife. 

They resided near Orange, N. J., where some of their descendants still live. 
CHILDREN (Chart 29): 

3194. Benjamin Woodruff, Jr., b. . 

3195. Mary Woodruff, b. Dec. 13, 1830; d. 1836. 

3196. Phebe Annie Woodruff, b. Oct. 21, 1834; m. Dec. 23, 1852, William J. 

McCormack. They have 5 children. 

3197. Samuel Freeman Woodruff, b. ; d. 1850. 

3198. Katharine Adelia Woodruff, b. ; m. Nov. 1, 1869, James Ogden Linds- 

ley, b. Feb. 22, 1840; son of Swaine Lindsley and Mary A. Lyon, his wife. 
They reside at East Orange and have 7 children. 

3199. Mary Emily Woodruff, b. . 

Resides at East Orange, unmarried. 

3200. Charles Edward Woodruff, b. . 

1785. Moses Woodruff (Elizabeth Ogden 747 , Thomas 265 , Samuel 69 , 
Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1810; d. Oct. 4, 1851; 1st m. Aug. 24, 1832, 
Eliza Lyon; 2d m. Feb. 13, 1836, Sarah Sharp. 

CHILD — First Marriage (Chart 29) : 

3201. Alfred Woodruff, b. . 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 29): 

3202. Eliza Jane Woodruff, b. ; m. William Hill. 

They had 3 children. 

3203. Susan Woodruff, b. ; m. Edward Higgins. 

They had i child. 

3204. William Woodruff, b. ; m. Caroline Sharp. 

3205. Nettie Woodruff, b. ; m. Orlando Smith. 

They had i child. 

1786. Archibald Woodruff (Elizabeth Ogden 747 , Thomas 265 , Samuel 69 , 

Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1812; d. ; 1st m. ; 2d m. Isabella 

LlTTLEJOHN. CHILD— First Marriage (Chart 29) : 

3206. Evelyn Woodruff, b. ; m. ■ Chamberlain. 

(No mention of children.) 
CHILD — Second Marriage (Chart 29): 

3207. Isabella Woodruff, b. . 


tiafytt) eventration 

1792. Samuel Edison, Jr. (Samuel 7SI , Sarah Ogden 367 , Samuel 6 ", 
Swaine 13 , David 3 , John 1 ), b. Aug. 16, 1804; d. Feb. 26, 1896; istm. Sept. 12, 
1828, Nancy Elliott, b. Jan. 4, 1810; d. Apr. 9, 1871; 2d m. Mary 
Sharlow, b. Feb. 12, 1854. 

Samuel Edison, Jr. '792, came of good old Dutch stock, his ancestry being traced back 
for 200 years, when they were extensive millers in Holland. Members of the family emigrated 
to America in 1730, and settled in New Jersey and on Manhattan Island. One Thomas 
Edison was a prominent banker in New York during the Revolution, and his name appears 
on the Continental money of that period. The Edisons are a long-lived family, and of strong, 
athletic build. Samuel Edison, Jr., was 6 ft. 2 in. in height, and in 1868, when 64 yrs. old, 
outjumped 250 men belonging to a regiment stationed at Ft. Gratiot, Mich. His father 
lived to be 98 yrs. of age, and his grandfather died at 102. 

Samuel Edison, Jr."" 3 , was born in Digby, Nova Scotia, his father's family having 
moved from New Jersey when the father, Samuel, Sr., was a lad. In early life Samuel, Jr., 
removed to Canada, where he remained until the rebellion of 1838; he then removed to 
Michigan, and lived in Detroit one year, subsequently going to Ohio, where he lived until 
1S52. Thence he returned to Michigan and took up a permanent residence at Port Huron. 
He had learned the tailor's trade, but later entered commercial life, and engaged consecu- 
tively in the grain, commission, lumber, nursery, and land businesses. He was associated 
with Mr. G. W. Halfman, a chemist, in the manufacture of laundry and toilet soaps, baking 
powders, flavoring extracts, etc., their manufactory being known as the "Fidelity Chemical 
Works." He was a man of fertile resources and of great energy of character; hence he 
readily obtained a competency. Besides, he was a man of much intelligence, and for many 
years held the office of a magistrate. 

His remarkable energy and activity are demonstrated in the following pleasing incident : 
About the year 1889, and when 85 years of age, he wished to visit Europe. His son, Thomas 
A. Edison, the famous electrician, gave him a letter of credit for $1,500, and the old gentle- 
man, accompanied by a chum 65 yrs. old, whom he called "The Boy, " sailed away, expecting 
to be gone but a few weeks. They were gone over four months, visiting England, Scotland, 
Ireland, France, Germany, and Holland, travelling on foot much of the way. They reached 
home safely, reporting excellent health and an enjoyable trip. 

His advanced age finally brought its attendant weakness, and while en route to 
Ft. Myers, Fla., his son's winter residence, he died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Poyen, 
at Norwalk, O. He was buried at Port Huron, Mich., his old home. 

Nancy (Elliott) Edison, his wife, was of Scotch descent, and was a native of Chenango 
Co., N. Y. She was well educated, and for several years taught in a Canadian high school. 
"She was an industrious, capable, literary and ambitious woman." 

CHILDREN — First Marriage (Chart 25): 

3208. Marian W. Edison, b. Sept. 15, 1829; m. Dec. 19, 1849, Homer Page. 

They have 2 children. 

3209. William P. Edison, b. Nov. 5, 1832; m. Sept. n, 1856, Nellie Holihan. 

They have 2 children. 

3210. Harriet A. Edison, b. May 23, 1S33; m. May 30, 1855, Samuel Baley, b. 

; d. Aug. 2, 1861. 

They have 2 children. 

321 1. Carlile S. Edison, b. Jan. 8, 1836; d. Feb. 14, 1842. 

3212. Samuel O. Edison, b. Mar. 5, 1840; d. July 17, 1843. 

3213. Eliza S. Edison, b. May 19, 1844; d. Dec. 18, 1847. 


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3214. Thomas Alva Edison, b. Feb. 11, 1847; ist m - Dec. 25, 1871, Mary Stilwell, 

b. Newark, N. J., 1855; d. Aug. 9, 1884; 2d m. Feb. 24, 1886, Mina Miller, 
dau. of Louis Miller, Pres. of Chautauqua University. 

Thomas Alva Edison32I4 was born at Milan, Erie Co., O., and when 
seven years old his family moved to Port Huron, Mich., where the remainder 
of his boyhood was passed. While a mere lad he started in business as a 
newsboy on the Grand Trunk Railway. In 1862 he published a weekly, 
called the Grand Trunk Herald, and did the printing in a freight car, which 
also served the youth as a laboratory for experimental purposes. A bottle 
of sulphuric acid was accidentally broken, and the irate conductor struck 
young Edison on the ear, causing serious and permanent deafness. For 
saving the child of a station-master from being run down by a train, the 
father taught him telegraphy in return at Mount Clemens. He became 
a brilliant and rapid operator, and soon made his first important invention, 
an automatic transmitter of a message. From the West he went to Boston, 
where he invented the vote-recorder. For valuable inventions in stock- 
printing in connection with the Gold and Stock Telegraph Co. of New York, 
he received $40,000, which enabled him to build a permanent laboratory for 
experimental purposes. 

His crowning achievement in telegraphy was the quadruplex system 
that followed his duplex. Among his other great electrical inventions are the 
microphone, the carbon transmitter, and the phonograph (1878). The most 
used of his inventions is the incandescent light, brought out in 1879. He 
built his laboratory at Orange, N. J., in 1886, where his later experiments 
have been conducted, and the kinetoscope was made a commercial success. 

Mr. Edison has received many honors at international expositions and 
from foreign governments, among which are his appointment as a chevalier 
of the Legion of Honor from France in 1878, and as a commander in 1889. 
In 1892 he received the Albert Medal of the Society of Arts of Great Britain. 
His power of concentration and continued effort have been marvelous, 
he having, during fifteen years, worked on an average of twenty hours a day. 
His patents number nearly one thousand. His ingenuity in triumphing 
over seemingly insurmountable difficulties, and in attaining what seemed 
quite impossible, has secured for him the name of Wizard. As an ingenious 
inventor who can apply scientific truth to a practical end, Mr. Edison truly 
stands at the head. 

Children — first marriage: Marian Estelle Edisons*^ b. Feb. 18, 
1873; Thomas Alva Edison, jR.3*i4 b , b. Jan. 10, 1876; William Leslie 
EDISON32I4 1 :, b. Oct. 26, 1878. 

CHILDREN of No. 1792, Samuel Edison — Second Marriage (Chart 25): 

3215. Marietta Edison, b. Dec. 13, 1873. 

3216. Maud Edison, b. July 6, 1878. 

3217. Mabel Edison, b. Oct. 8, 1882. 

1801. Eliza Ogden (Amos" 9 , Eleazer 276 , Abraham 72 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , 

John 1 ), b. Feb. 24, 1806; d. Mar. 7, 1864; m. Nov. 17, 1836, Henry H. 

Adams, b. May 5, 1802 ; d. Apr. 10, 1838 ; son of Smith Adams and Eunice 

Youngs, his wife. 

6 ' CHILD (Chart 35): 

3218. Henrietta Harvey Adams, b. Mar. n, 1838; m. Ogden Johnson Winans. 


€tgl)tl) feneration 

1805. Amanda Ogden (Amos 7 ' 9 , Eleazer 276 , Abraham", Swaine 13 , 
David 3 , John 1 ), b. 1815; d. Apr., 1891; m. Jan. 27, 1841, Lewis Broad- 
well Baldwin, b. Aug. 20, 1819; d. Aug. 15, 1870; son of Aaron Baldwin 
and Ann Gould, his wife. 

CHILDREN (Chart 35): 

3219. Milton Baldwin, b. . 

3220. Anna Baldwin, b. . (No further record.) 

1807. Amos Ogden (Israel 780 , Eleazer 276 , Abraham 72 , Swaine 13 , David 3 , 
John 1 ), b. Dec. 28, 1802; d. Oct. 15, 1879; 1st m. Apr. 4, 1838, Ellen 

Nafie, b. ; dau. of John and Matilda Nafie; 2d m. Dec. 18, 1847, 

Effie Ann Depoe. 

Amos Ogden'8o7 resided near Parsippany, N. J. 

CHILDREN— First Marriage (Chart 5): 

3221. John Ogden, b. ; d. infant, Sept. 6, 1840(F). 

3222. Sarah Matilda Ogden, b. Aug. 25, 1842; m. John F. Day. 

CHILDREN — Second Marriage (Chart 5) : 

3223. Ellen Ann Ogden, b. Oct. 7, 1848; m. Aaron S. Drake. (No further record.) 

3224. Charles Edward Ogden, b. Mar. 22, 1855. 

Resides, unmarried, at Morristown, N. J. 

3225. Abby Elizabeth Ogden, b. Apr. 13, 1857; d. Mar. 16, 1897. 

3226. George Henry Ogden, b. Sept. 17, 1859; m. Kate Wright. 

1832. Ichabod Ogden (Ezekiel 704 , Ezekiel 284 , John, 77 Jonathan 14 , Jona- 
than 4 , John 1 ), b. July 18, 1789; d. Sept. 30, 1861 ; m. Mar. 18, 1824, 
Rebecca Townley, b. May 9, 1802; d. May 1, 1868; dau. of Jonathan 
Townley and Phebe Magie, his wife. 

Ichabod Ogden i8 32 and his wife are both buried in Evergreen Cemetery, near 
Elizabeth, N. J., and probably resided in that locality. 

CHILDREN (Chart 19): 

3227. Jonathan Townley Ogden, b. Nov. 30, 1827; d. Jan. 25, 1868; m. Rosalie 


3228. John Joseph Ogden, b. . (Is said he m. and had children, Harry and Ida.) 

3229. James Henry Ogden, b. 1835; d. June 16, 1870. 

3230. Robert Townley Ogden, b. ; d. Aug., 1865. 

3231. Phebe Rebecca Ogden, b. ; m. Edward B. Johnson. 

1833. Ezekiel Ogden, 3D (Ezekiel 704 , Ezekiel 284 , John 77 , Jonathan 14 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Jan. 12, 1791; d. 1823; m. Feb. 1, 1815, Jane 

Lewes Cochran, b. ; d. 1821 ; dau. of Peter and Catharine Cochran, 

of New York City. 

The records at Elizabeth, N. J., state that Ezekiel Ogden, 3D1833, was of Union, and 
Jane Lewes Cochran was of Elizabethtown, N. J. 


W^t €>gticn family 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

3232. Mary Haines Ogden, b. Apr. 9, 1817; d. Feb. 9, 1879; m. John Mead 


3233. Hatfield Ogden, b. Feb. 5, 1818; d. Aug. 16, 1903; m. Isabella Collins 

3234. James Cochran Ogden, b. Elizabeth, N. J., Apr. 4, 1823; d. Union Star, Mo., 

July 21, 1888; 1st m. Fayette, Mo., Sept. 25, 1844, Juliet Temple Rit- 
chie, b. Jefferson Co., Ind., Oct. 15, 1825; d. St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 14, 1861; 
2d m. St. Joseph, Mo., Maria C. Palmer, b. ; d. Nov. 2, 1893. 

James Cochran OcDEN3234in 1857 was engaged in the grocery business 
in Lexington, Mo. In 1859 ne removed to St. Joseph, Mo., where he was a 
member of the wholesale grocery firm of Kinney & Ogden, which relation 
continued till the early part of the Civil War. 

In 1864, he was with Kercheval, Kinney & Powell, who, with 600 head 
of oxen and 60 wagons, loaded with groceries, crossed the plains, and located 
at Virginia City, Mont., the firm clearing about $150,000. The following 
year, Mr. Ogden entered the firm of C. D. Smith & Co., a grocery jobbing 
house in St. Joseph, Mo., the firm later becoming Smith, Kerr & Ogden. 
Mr. Ogden later withdrew, and as Buck & Ogden, at St. Joseph, engaged in 
the jobbing of hats. He established a number of retail grocery nouses in small 
towns near that city, and was with the one at Union Star, Mo., when he died. 

James C. Ogden3*34 was an excellent business man, and possessed 
a remarkably straightforward religious character. "His religion was always 
on hand — week days, as well as Sundays." 

Children — first marriage: Mary Elizabeth OGDEN3234 a , b. Weston, Mo., 
Aug. 1, 1845; d. Fayette, Mo., Aug. 7, 1846. Frances Mahlon OGDEN3234 b , 
b. Weston, Mo., June 2, 1849; d. St. Joseph, Mo., May 21, 1892; 1st m. Dec. 

1866, James Andrew Walsworth, b. ; d. Aug., 1875; 2d m. Sept. 

1879, Joseph Lewis Ullman; children — first marriage: James Ogden 
Walsworth, b. Sept. 24, 1867; m. 1901, Emeline Veale; Juliet Ritchie 
Walsworth, b. Nov. 1869; d. 1874; Blanche Walsworth, b. Nov. 28, 
1872; m. Kansas City, Mo., July 31, 1894, William Rufus Coy, and has son 
Kenneth Evans Coy, b. St. Joseph, Mo., Dec, 3, 1896; children — 2d mar- 
riage: Catherine Josephine Ullman, b. St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 2, 1880; m. 
Apr. 23, 1901, William Henry Kneker, and had son John Francis Kneker, 
b. Mar. 27, 1905; d. 6 d. old; William Lewis Ullman, b. Nov. 30, 1882; 
Edna Marguerite Ullman, b. Feb. 28, 1886; d. July 21, 1887. Charles 
Edward Ogden3334 c , b. St. Louis, Mo., Mar. 14, 1853; d. Jefferson City, Mo., 
Aug. 13, 1853. James OoDEN3234 d , b. Lexington, Mo., Sept. 22, 1857; d. St. 
Joseph, Mo., Aug. 7, 1858. Harry OGDEN3*34 e d. n mos. 25 d. old. 

Children — second marriage: Juliet OGDEN3234 f , b. Dec. 10, 1863. 
Kate Ogden3234£ b. twin, Dec. 10, 1863; m. Union Star, Mo., Feb. 9, 1888, 
Robert Clark, and has sons James Earl Clark, b. Osborne, Kan., May 
29, 1889; Allen Robert Clark, b. Osborne, Kan., Sept. 18, 1892. Edna 
Palmer OGDEN3^34 h , b. Jan. 5, 1870; d. St. Joseph, Mo. Margaret 
OGDEN3234 1 , b. Mar. 3, 1877; m. Osborne, Kan., May 29, 1901, Dr. John A. 
Dillon, and has son, James Ogden Dillon, b. Jan. 12, 1904. 

1834. James Kilborn Ogden (Ezekiel 794 , Ezekiel 284 , John", Jona- 
than 14 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. July 30, 1793; d. 1869; m. Jan. 1, 1818, 

Margaret Hall, b. ; d. Oct. 29, 1869; dau. of Ezekiel Hall, formerly 

of Baltimore, Md. 



€tQl)tl) (Bcncratton 

James Kilborn Ogden'»34 was born in Elizabeth town, N.J. In the spring of 1814, 
and when 21 years of age, with one John Baker, he left home, and travelled horseback as 
far west as Pittsburg. Here the two young men cut trees for a raft, and upon it floated 
down the Ohio river, landing at Cincinnati, O., in the fall. He was by trade a potter, and at 
once established a pottery, the first west of the Alleghanies. He was a man of sterling 
integrity, possessed great business capacity, and was one of the most widely-known men 
of Cincinnati. Successful in business, he acquired much wealth for the day, and was, 
withal, a consistent Christian gentleman. 

The golden wedding of Mr. Ogden and his wife was celebrated in 1868, at which time 
their children presented the worthy couple with an oak tree wrought in gold, a reproduc- 
tion of which is herewith given. The golden oak is about ten inches high, the trunk and 
three main branches being finely engraved to closely resemble the natural oak bark. Each 
leaf is minutely engraved, and each acorn bears the initials of a member of the family. 
The base is an irregular circle, about nine inches across, and is made of oxidized silver. 
Upon this base are six fallen acorns, each one engraved with the name of a deceased mem- 
ber of the Ogden family. The oak is inscribed with the year of marriage, 1818. The scroll 
at the base of the tree bears the name of James K. Ogden, with birth year, 1793, and year 
of death, 1869. The gold shield, also at base of tree, bears the names of James K. Ogden 
and Margaret H. Ogden, his wife. This interesting and valuable heirloom is now in the 
possession of Mr. S. Wyler, dealer in antiques, at 4 W. 28th street, New York City, and 
should be secured by some member of the Ogden family who appreciates the traditions of 
a worthy ancestry. CHILDREN (Chart 5) : 

3235. Ezekiel Hall Ogden, b. Dec. 17, 1820; d. June 26, 1884. 

3236. Elizabeth Hall Ogden, b. Feb. 9, 1823; d. Oct. 26, 1889. 

3237. Sarah Ann Wood Ogden, b. Aug. 10, 1828. 

3238. Joseph Oscar Ogden, b. Cincinnati, O., June 16, 1833; m. ■ i860, Esther 

Swain, b. Oct. 23, 1836; of Newark, N.J. Residing in Milwaukee, Wis. 

Children: Fannie B. OGDEN3238 1 , b. Mar. 3, 1S61; Sarah L. OGDEN3J38 1 ', 
b. Nov. 18, 1863; Margaret Hall Ogden3238£, b. Mar. 27, 1866; James K. 
OGDEN3*38 d , b. Mar. 7, 1868; Alberta Ogden3*38<-, b. Oct. 9, 1S71; Frank- 
lin OGDEN3*38f, b. July 22, 1874; Bell Armour Ogden3*38!:, b. Nov. 27, 1S75. 

3239. Albert Hall Ogden, b. Sept. 23, 1838; d. 1868. 

1835. Abigail Ogden (Ezekiel 794 , Ezekiel 28 ", John", Jonathan 14 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Mar. 30, 1795; d. Sept. 25, 1871; m. June 9, 1820, 
Jonathan Magie, Jr., b. Jan. 8, 1792; d. June 9, 1878; son of Jonathan 
Magie and Zephia Woodruff, his wife. 

Abigail {Ogden) MAGIE1835 and her husband are interred in Evergreen Cemetery, near 
Elizabeth, N. J. CHILDREN (Chart 34) : 

3240. Jonathan Magie, 3D, b. Mar. 28, 1823; m. Almira J. Eldred. 

3241. Elizabeth Hall Ogden Magie, b. Dec. 25, 1834; m. Archibald Parkhurst. 

3242. Phebe Ogden Magie, b. Dec. 22, 1839; m. William A. C. Earle. (No further 


1839. John Ogden (Ezekiel 794 , Ezekiel 2 * 4 , John 77 , Jonathan 14 , Jona- 
than 4 , John 1 ), b. Feb. 18, 1801; d. Jan. 23, 1891; m. Sept. 21, 1836, Jane 
Eliza Gray, b. Dec. 7, 1810; d. Jan. 8, 1904; dau. of Alfred Gray. 


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John OGDEN1839 was born in Essex Co., N. J. Beside the English blood inherited from 
his father's side, he possessed excellent Scotch blood through his mother's ancestry. She 
was descended from John Magie, who was banished from England because of his ultra Protes- 
tantism during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. 

John Ogden in early life learned the trade of wagon-builder, and followed that 
vocation for 12 yrs. He then engaged in mercantile life in Elizabeth, N. J., where he remained 
for 4 yrs. In the fall of 1834 he removed to Cincinnati, O., and in the spring of 1835 he went 
to Chicago and attended the great bond sale and made a number of investments. In Sept., 
1835, he went to Milwaukee and bought several hundred acres of land, and built the first 
tavern for public entertainment in the little settlement. It was a small log structure and 
was located at the old mouth of the river in the Kinnickinnic valley. Four years later 
Mr. Ogden sold it to a man living on the east side, and agreed in the contract of sale to 
deliver the building to the purchaser. To his surprise he could find no man who would under- 
take to move the building. He thereupon went to Chicago, secured two scows, and success- 
fully moved the tavern up the river, to the amazement of the natives. 

From the time John Ogden i8 3s> located in Milwaukee as a pioneer settler, he took an 
active part in religious matters. On Apr. 11, 1837, assisted by Moses Ordway and the Rev. 
Cutting Marsh, he organized the first Presbyterian church in the territory of Wisconsin. 
He was one of the first Elders, and was later ordained a Deacon. This First Pres. Church 
of Milwaukee was afterward consolidated with the North Pres. Church, becoming known 
as Immanuel Pres. Church. 

Mr. Ogden never took an active part in politics, but was a steadfast Republican. 
During territorial times, Governor Doty appointed him Justice of the Peace. 

In 1843 he established the first carriage manufactory in Milwaukee, and remained 
the head of the firm until 1867, when he was succeeded by his sons under the firm name 
of G. W. Ogden & Co. 

He died at his residence Jan. 23, 1891. Had he lived a few weeks longer he would have 
been 90 years of age. His health gave way but a month before he died. Upright in his 
dealings, and of sterling religious character, his honorable career ended in great peace. 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

3243. Abigail Ogden, b. June 30, 1838; d. unm. Jan. 29, 1892. 

3244. Eliza Jane Ogden, b. Aug. 20, 1840; d. Apr. 22, 1849. 

3245. John Gray Ogden, b. Aug. 13, 1842; d. Mar. 10, 1905; m. Sarah S. Atkins. 

3246. George Whitfield Ogden, b. Aug. 28, 1844; m. Mary Elizabeth Noxon. 

3247. Mary Louisa Ogden, b. Mar. 2, 1847; <L Nov. 14, 1850. 

3248. Edward Ogden, b. Mar. 2, 1849; d. Nov. 20, 1850. 

3249. Henry Martin Ogden, b. Sept. 10, 1851; m. Minnie Jane Matthews. 

1840. Samuel Ogden (Ezekiel 794 , Ezekiel 284 , John", Jonathan 14 , 
Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Elizabeth, N.J., July 18, 1803; d. Cincinnati, 0., 
Feb. 9, 1881; m. Oct. 17, 1839, Mary Barr Campbell, b. Shippensburg, 
Pa., i822(?); d. Cincinnati, Apr. 26, 1889; dau. of Ebenezer Campbell and 
Ellen McCune, his wife. 

Samuel Ogdeni8-*° began life as a carriage-builder in New Jersey. He later removed 
to Cincinnati, O., and engaged in mercantile business, but soon took up real estate enter- 
prises in Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago, in which he was eminently successful. 

He was a man of marked integrity, charitable in his contact with all men, helpful to 


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the weak and worthy, and especially to young men just starting in business. His life was 

more eloquent than his words, and his death was deeply lamented by all who knew him. 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

3250. George Campbell Ogden, M.D., b. Mt. Auburn, Cincinnati, O., Mar. 10, 1841. 

Graduated from Miami University, and later from the Ohio Medical School, 
where he received his degree. He spent much of his life in Cincinnati in the 
study of natural and physical science. He resides at present (1903) in 
Covington, Ky. 

3251. Charles Augustus Ogden, b. Aug. 13, 1843; d. Oct. 14, 1877. He was trained 

as a chemist, but did not long follow that calling. He was a man of great 
versatility of genius, and was an adept at art, poetry and music. He was 
especially skillful with the violin, and became very popular because of his 
talents and acquirements. 

3252. Laura Louise Ogden, b. Cincinnati, O., June 26, 1846; 1st m. Feb. 6, 1867, 

William A. Whaling, b. Keeseville, N. Y. -; d. Chicago, 111., May 24, 

1874; son of William J. Whaling and Louisa Tuttle, his wife; 2d m. John 
A. Tremble, Esq., a lawyer, from whom she was subsequently divorced, 
and permitted by the court to resume the name of her former husband. She 
resides (1903) in Covington, Ky. 

(No children mentioned.") 

1 841. Rev. Joseph Meeker Ogden, D.D. (Ezekiel 794 , Ezekiel 284 , 
John", Jonathan 14 , Jonathan 4 , John 1 ), b. Elizabeth, N. J., Sept. 21, 1804; 
d. Chatham, N. J., Feb. 13, 18S4; m. 1849, Emeline Atwood Sweasey, 
b. Newark, N. J., Apr. 26, 1822; d. Chatham, N. J., Aug. 17, 1890; dau. of 
Richard Sweasey and Hannah Hayes, his wife. 

The Rev. Dr. Joseph M. Ogden'8 4 i was graduated from Princeton College in 1824. 
He entered the Presbyterian ministry, and was installed first pastor of the Pres. Church 
of Chatham, N. J., in Nov., 1828. This church was organized Oct. 23, 1823, and the Rev. 
Asa Lyman, of Morristown, N.J., became its stated supply. His health having failed, he 
was compelled to resign his labors in 1827, and the congregation called the Rev. Dr. Ogden 
to become their settled pastor. The original house of worship soon became inadequate to 
accommodate the growing congregation, and a new church was erected in 1832. This build- 
ing was subsequently enlarged and beautified in 1882, the efficient labors of the pastor, 
and the growing regard of the people requiring more extended accommodations. Rev. Dr. 
Joseph M. Ogden ^41 was not only popular with his own church and community, but was 
well known and appreciated throughout the state, having officiated at scores of weddings 
in various quarters. He resigned his church at Chatham, Sept. 23, 1873, having enjoyed 
an uninterrupted and successful pastorate of 45 years. Both pastor and wife sleep in the 
church burying-ground at Chatham. 

CHILDREN (Chart 5): 

3253. William Wilberforce Ogden, b. Mar. 1850; m. Marana N. Jarman. 

3254. Caroline Townley Ogden, b. Aug. 16, 1851; m. Francis L. Minton. 

3255. Joseph Wallace Ogden, b. Apr. 1853; m. 1884, Charlotte Ward. 

Resides in Morristown, N. J., and